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The Wrestlemania Weekend Live Event Rundown for 3/31/2017 – Orlando Area Independent Shows, WWE Hall of Fame, Axxess Hours, More

Wrestlemania weekend is in high gear, and we want your help if you are attending events in Orlando or the surrounding area especially.   Here are the events slated for today that we are aware of.  If you attend any of these events, or others not listed, and want to submit a live report feel free to email me ( or Drew ( with your notes on the show!

  • Wrestlemania Axxess kicks off tonight at 5PM EST and runs to 9PM at the Orange County Convention Center.  Shinsuke Nakamura will be doing what WWE is calling a VIP Premium signing at 5PM EST, and Seth Rollins will be taking part in a VIP autograph session at 7PM EST.  While no talent is listed, there will be matches taking place.  General admission autograph signings are Bray Wyatt, Braun Strowman, The Usos, Goldust, R-Truth, Heath Slater, Rhyno, and Asuka.
  • The WWE Hall of Fame Ceremony happens tonight at 8PM EST at the Amway Center.  The show will be broadcast on WWE Network as well, with a one-hour red carpet special preceding the full show.  Kurt Angle headlines this year’s class, which also includes Teddy Long, Diamond Dallas Page, Beth Phoenix, The Rock N’ Roll Express, and Rick Rude.  We won’t be covering it live, but look for occasional commentary on Twitter @RingRap.
  • Wrestlemania Axxess for Saturday, April 1 starts at 8AM EST.  Premium VIP signings listed are Roman Reigns (10AM), Nikki Bella (10AM), and Samoa Joe (8AM).  General admission signings are Mark Henry, American Alpha, Jinder Mahal, Mojo Rawley, Lana, and Summer Rae.
  • Progress Wrestling hits the Orlando Live Events Center at 12 PM EST.  Tyler Bate vs. Mark Andrews for the WWE UK Championship is listed as the top match, with Pete Dunne, Trent Seven, Shane Strickland, Zack Sabre Jr., and Sami Callihan also listed to be in action.
  • EVOLVE 81 happens at 4PM EST, also at the Orlando Live Events Center.  Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Michael Elgin, Fred Yehi vs. Matt Riddle, Keith Lee vs. Donovan Dijak, and Drew Galloway vs. Lio Rush are all advertised.  This show will be broadcast on FloSlam.TV.
  • Chikara gets a piece of the Wrestlemania weekend action also, with a show at the Orlando Events Center at 8PM EST.  I did not find a card for this show to list talent.
  • WrestleCon Supershow happens at the Wyndham Resort in Orlando at 8:30 PM EST.  Matt and Jeff Hardy vs. Penta El Cero Mideo and Ray Fenix, Jeff Cob vs. Lashley, Team Will Ospreay vs. Team Ricochet in a ten man captain’s match, and a WrestleCon rumble are all listed.
  • Rev Pro will also have a show at the Wyndham Resort at 4PM EST.  Zack Sabre Jr. vs Penta El Zero M, King Ricochet vs. Marty Scurll, Jay White vs. Sami Callihan, Rey Fenix vs. Will Ospreay, and Martin Stone vs. Jeff Cobb are listed matches for the event.
  • Kaiju Big Battel will happen at midnight EST at the Orlando Live Events Center.  This show will also be available on FloSlam.TV.
About Bill Wentz (1559 Articles)'s Senior Columnist, writing with the site since 2009 and a lifelong wrestling fan dating all the way back to the early Wrestlemania years. As a strongly opinionated fan, you can get my thoughts regularly on Ring Rap Audio and Around the Ring on Thursdays, as well as in "Wentz's Blog" in print. Look for my live show reports as well for MMA, WWE, ROH, and more. Outside of wrestling, I have a strong obsession with trucks, winning awards statewide with a truck dubbed the "Brahma Bull Edition." Interact with me on Twitter @Bill_SoonerFan or by email at

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