Ain't nothin' but a Penis Party.
You read right. WrestleMania weekend has seen several themed shows in the past -- Joey Janela's Spring Break, Matt Riddle/Josh Barnett's Bloodsport, and this year fans are treated to heaping pile of Penis Party thanks to Joey Ryan. The Famous Dick Wrestler will be hosting Joey Ryan's Penis Party, an event that has turned heads, no pun intended.
We spoke with Ryan about the dong-slinging extravaganza, and how he was approached and subsequently consented to the event.
"WrestleCon and Highspots noticed the increase in specialized events -- to make something have its own feel, instead of the same thing 15 times. A lot of credit should be put on (Joey) Janela and Game Changer. They sparked it a couple of years ago with Spring Break. Revolver with Pancakes and Piledrivers as well -- it gives them something to brand. These specialized shows become their own attraction. They pitched the idea and said they wanted to run a Joey Ryan Penis show. I was all about it and the Penis Party was born," said Ryan in an exclusive interview with Fightful.
While we've had our fun here in this piece, Joey Ryan admitted to us that he was quite surprised that an event would be so blatantly named after....his piece?
"I guess it's not new to me or anything," Ryan explained. "They could have went with Sausage Fest, or any number of ways, but they went the most direct way. We took a little bit of a hit when NXT moved to from Saturday to Friday. We're still expecting it to be mostly sold out. It's a 2,000 seat arena and we're inching our way to a sellout even against Spring Break and NXT. Most wrestling that weekend kind of becomes serious, so it's cool to see fans want to be a part of something a little more light hearted."
With Joey Ryan's name attached to the event, the question of influence is natural. In the case of these themed events, a name is used to help get people in the door, but Ryan said that he had a pretty wide selection of who appeared on the show.
"It's a Highspots event, and they had a list of talent that they're bringing into the event and using on the other shows. It's a matter of us seeing who would fit what we wanted to do. It was a joint effort and they asked my opinion on who I wanted to use and who I thought would work. It's a weekend where everybody's available, because everybody's in town. We picked who would help our event be ours," said Ryan.
Joey Ryan's Penis Party takes palce Friday, April 5 at 8 PM EST from the Hilton New York Midtown Ballroom in New York City. You can get more information on how to get tickets at this link, but if you can't make it, the show will be streamed live and on-demand on Fite, which allows you to watch on any device -- Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, mobile, web and more.