Today New Japan Pro Wrestling has confirmed it will be coming to Daytona Beach, Florida to put on a wrestling show alongside the CEO Gaming Inc.
The CEO X New Japan show will take place inside the Daytona beach Ocean Center which seats around 8,000 people and prices for the show are set to range from $20-$100.
The show will be named CEO x NJPW: When Worlds Collide and will last two hours featuring stars such as Kenny Omega, Kota Ibushi, Tetsuya Naito, Hiromu Takahashi, Jushin Thunder Liger, Guerrillas of Destiny (Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa), Roppongi 3K’s Sho, Yoh and Rocky Romero, Ryusuke Taguchi, Jeff Cobb, David Finlay, Chase Owens, Dragon Lee and Juice Robinson.
The show has come about due to a relationship between CEO Founder (Alex Jebailey) and New Japan Pro-Wrestling star Kenny Omega which is because of shared passions in fighting games and professional wrestling.
Speaking of the event, Kenny Omega stated:
“For the past 2 years I’ve gotten the privilege to travel to CEO and enjoy my hobby at the highest level. Whether it be sponsored players that game for a living or spectators just there for casual fun, the FGC has always made me feel welcome. With the upcoming CEOxNJPW event, my hope is to provide a new and fun experience for those that make the trip out to Daytona Beach and give back to the community I love. The crossover potential for wrestling and gaming has always been strong so aside from fully realizing that with CEOxNJPW, I hope that both new comers to games and/or wrestling can have a positive first experience to both worlds. I really think fans are gonna dig it, and I can’t thank Alex Jebailey enough for making it all happen. See you there.”
CEO Founder, Alex Jebailey also commented on the announcement:
“Sometimes attending the show of your dreams means stepping up and creating it yourself. That’s how CEO became the world renowned event that it is, and CEO x NJPW will be no different. Kenny and I have always dreamed big, and CEO x NJPW is giving us the opportunity bring our latest dream to life. Combining our passion for gaming and wrestling has always led to entertaining moments for our fans, and we expect this show to really be the best of both worlds.”
Tickets go on sale through Ticketmaster.com on Friday, May 4th to the General Public at 10 am est (Presale codes will be distributed to currently registered CEO 2018 Convention attendees via email late Wednesday evening.