— As of this writing, current WWE World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar is not being advertised for the WWE Night of Champions pay-per-view. Despite this, he is still expected to headline the show.
— The following was issued today:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – MONDAY AUGUST 18, 2014
THE BRET HART INVITATIONAL DEBUTS AT X-FEST 2014
“COWBOY” JAMES STORM, RAJ SINGH, DAVEY BOY SMITH JUNIOR AMONG PRO WRESTLERS VYING FOR THE STU HART CHAMPIONSHIP BELT AT FORT CALGARY ON AUGUST 30 & 31
(CALGARY) Pro wrestling returns to X-FEST in 2014 with the first ever Bret Hart Invitational Tournament, featuring some of the most exciting talent in the industry competing all weekend at Fort Calgary on August 30 and 31 to win the Stu Hart Championship Belt.
Confirmed wrestlers vying for the belt include Calgary’s own Raj Singh (formerly Jinder Mahal of the WWE), IWGP Tag Team Champion Davey Boy Smith Junior, and “Cowboy” James Storm of TNA as well as some of Canada’s best young superstars, including graduates from the Lance Storm Wrestling Academy.
There will also be an appearance by the original “Hart Foundation” Bret “The Hitman” Hart and Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart. The winner of the tournament will be presented the belt by Bret Hart himself on Sunday Aug 31.
“I’m very excited to be involved in the first ever Bret Hart Invitational Tournament at X-Fest this year! The tournament is a way for me to showcase some extremely talented professional wrestlers from all over North America and put my stamp on an event I intend on doing for many years to come. I’m also very excited to present the “Stu Hart Championship Belt” to the winner of the tournament! This beautiful belt is the first ever belt created in my father’s name. This should help to further my father’s legacy as a true pioneer and leader in this industry and will bring instant credibility around the world to our champion. I want to thank Union Events for making this event happen and look forward to seeing all the exciting action during X-Fest weekend!” – Bret “The Hitman” Hart
Schedule will be available on the official X-Fest website at www.xfestcalgary.com
X-Fest, Calgary’s Alternative Music Festival, takes place at Fort Calgary on August 30 and 31, featuring performances by Jack White, Arctic Monkeys, Foster The People, Death Cab For Cutie, Tegan & Sara, Serena Ryder, the smalls, Cage The Elephant, The Airborne Toxic Event, Stars, Ms Mr, July Talk, The Mowgli’s, Sleeper Agent, Dear Rouge, Bad Suns and Until The Ribbon Breaks, as well as Xposure winners The Wisers and A Day As Wolves.
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X-Fest is produced by Union Events and presented by X92.9
ABOUT UNION EVENTS
Founded in 2000, Union Events (The Union Ltd) has rapidly grown to become one of Canada’s leaders in live entertainment, producing over 800 shows annually across North America. Innovative, nimble, and fiercely independent, Union Events develops relations with fans and artist alike, ensuring a ‘fan first’ experience at each show. These core principles have secured long-term relationships with artists, venues, and fans, forming lasting bonds across every genre. With offices in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, and Edmonton, Union Events offers the most comprehensive regional expertise within the Canadian concert industry.
Under its UnionElectronic brand, Union Events has led the charge over the past decade, producing the best of established and emerging talent in electronic dance music (EDM). UnionElectronic has a proven track record as an integral contributor to the growth of EDM in Canada. Union Events is also Canada’s leading festival producer, featuring signature event brands SONiC Boom (Edmonton), X-Fest (Calgary), Chasing Summer (Calgary) and Riot Fest (Toronto). Union Events is also the exclusive talent buyer for Concorde Entertainment Group, which owns and operates numerous venues in Calgary, including Flames Central and the Republik.
Launching January 1st, 2007 X92.9 has welcomed Calgary to the Alternative with a format that combines the best Alternative music from its roots, such as Pearl Jam, Nirvana, and Foo Fighters with the latest stable artists who currently lead the way such as ALL the amazing artists playing this year’s X-Fest.
X92.9 is owned by Harvard Broadcasting Inc. Headquartered in Regina, Harvard is a privately owned broadcaster with a western focus, operating radio stations in Saskatchewan and Alberta. For additional information on Harvard Broadcasting Inc. and our stations please visit harvardbroadcasting.com