From Thursday, August 29th through Sunday, September 1st, fans from all over the world will travel to the Chicagoland area to celebrate current, past and future legends of professional wrestling. Fans who can’t make it to the Windy City can access more than 20 hours of Starrcast III content live and on-demand through digital live streaming network Fite TV and the FITE mobile app for only $39.99. In addition, fans who order Starrcast III will have access to all of the stage shows, panels and activities from Starrcast I and Starrcast II.
“Chicago has turned into the professional wrestling capital in the United States. Last year, at the first Starrcast, we had nearly 11,000 attendees come to a first-time fan fest,” said Starrcast creator and organizer Conrad Thompson. “This year, we return with another stacked line-up and we are looking to over-deliver for both the people in attendance and for those watching worldwide on FITE. We are also excited to offer all of the Starrcast I and Starrcast II content to those who purchase this year’s event. In total, we are giving fans over-50 shows and over-60 hours of content for $39.99.”
Labor Day weekend in Chicago will once again be Starrcast weekend, as the third instalment of the wildly popular professional wrestling fan fest returns to the Hyatt Regency in Schaumburg for four-days of stage shows, photo opportunities, parties and autograph signings. Headlining Starrcast III will be a rare on-stage interview, along with meet-and-greet opportunities, with former World Champion, Chicago native and one of the most controversial figures to ever step inside the squared circle, C.M. Punk.
“The goal of every Starrcast is to provide wrestling fans with experiences that they can’t get anywhere else. Getting C.M. Punk on-stage for a one-time-only interview certainly fits the bill,” added Thompson. “Punk has said that he only does one or two of these type of events a year, so we are very honoured and excited to have him. Giving him a live microphone and a platform to tell his story is going to be a can’t miss event.”
Talent scheduled to appear at Starrcast III includes legends Mick Foley, Sting, Scott Hall, Jerry “The King” Lawler, “Mouth of the South” Jimmy Hart, Madusa, Diamond Dallas Page and Tony Schiavone, along with some of the biggest names in wrestling today like Jon Moxley, Brandi Rhodes and The Young Bucks (Matt and Nick Jackson).
Here is the complete schedule of Starrcast III on Fite.
Thursday, August 29 (August 30 in the UK)
- 7 PM (1 AM BST) – All Out press conference and weigh-ins
The wrestlers of All Elite Wrestling face off for the last time before hitting the ring at All Out.
- 8:30 PM (2.30 AM BST) – Cody discussion and Q&A “From Undesirable to Undeniable” hosted by Tony Schiavone
Born into wrestling royalty the journey for Cody has not been an easy one. Tony Schiavone sits down with All Elite Wrestling EVP to discuss the peaks and valleys of his career that’s led him to where he is today.
Friday, August 30
- 10 AM (4 PM BST) – Dean Malenko’s “Pro Wrestling” discussion live on stage
For the very first time, the man of a thousand holds, Dean Malenko takes the Starrcast stage for this unfiltered candid discussion about his career and future.
- 12 PM (6 PM BST) – The Women of AEW live on stage with Tony Schiavone
Tony Schiavone sits down with the women of All Elite Wrestling to discuss the impact women are having on the industry of professional wrestling.
- 2 PM (8 PM BST) – “The Art of Wrestling with Colt Cabana” live
Back by popular demand, The Art of Wrestling with Colt Cabana LIVE has become a staple to the Starrcast weekend. Colt welcomes a variety of guests for some laughs and stories of life on the road.
- 4 PM (10 PM BST) – “Lifestyles of The Rich & Famous” with MJF
- 8 PM (2 AM BST on August 31) – Jon Moxley live on stage with Jim Ross
Jim Ross sits down with Jon Moxley to discuss his career and find out what he has planned for AEW and the wrestling industry as a whole.
- 10 PM (4 AM BST on August 31) – “Cock Of The Talk” with Joey Ryan
The King of Dong Style takes the mic for the first time with his own show Cock of the Talk! The only advice we can give you is to buckle up for a fun-filled time with the man who is single-handedly bringing sleazy back, Joey Ryan.
Saturday, August 31
- 10 AM (4 PM BST) – “Tales of a Hardcore Legend” with Mick Foley
Hardcore legend Mick Foley brings his acclaimed one-man show to the Starrcast stage. Mick shares stories of his career and takes questions from the audience during what is sure to be a memorable event.
- 12 PM (6 PM BST) – “Best in the World” CM Punk live on stage
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