The NWA revealed some big information regarding the upcoming Crockett Cup.
First, the promotion announced that Ian Riccaboni, Jim Cornette and Joe Galli will call all the action on Apr. 27. Next, it was announced that Magnum TA, Nikita Koloff, The Rock N’ Roll Express and the Midnight Express will be appearing at the event. Finally, it was revealed that tickets for the event will go on sale on Wednesday, Feb 6 for HonorClub members and Friday, Feb. 8 to the general public.
The Crockett Cup is currently scheduled for Apr. 27 at the Cabarrus Arena in Concord, NC.
Full release from the NWA/ROH:
BALTIMORE/NASHVILLE — Thirty-three years ago, Jim Crockett Promotions partnered with Mid-South Wrestling to present the first ever Jim Crockett Sr. Memorial Cup in New Orleans, Louisiana. On April 27th, 2019, The National Wrestling Alliance (in association with The Crockett Foundation) will partner with Ring of Honor Wrestling to bring the classic tag-team tournament, The Crockett Cup, back to North Carolina at the Cabarrus Arena in Concord, NC.
The NWA originally announced the return of the Crockett Cup in October at the NWA 70th Anniversary Event. On that night, Nick Aldis defeated Cody Rhodes to regain the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship in the highest-grossing event in the history of the Nashville Fairgrounds. NWA President Billy Corgan made a commitment to honoring the tradition and legacy upon taking control of the famed organization.
“The NWA is known for the legends who have carried the famous Ten Pounds of Gold,” said Billy Corgan. “Jim Crockett Promotions built a foundation in the Mid-Atlantic region with their tag team wrestling in the 70s and 80s. The Crockett Cup in 1986 brought together the best tag teams in the world under one roof. It’s our honor partnering with Ring of Honor to bring this tradition back to North Carolina while supporting the Crockett Foundation with their philanthropy for veterans.”
The Crockett Cup comes three weeks after Ring of Honor’s successful partnership with New Japan Pro Wrestling to sell-out Madison Square Garden in New York City on April 6th, 2019. For the last seventeen years, ROH has given opportunities to the biggest names in the history of wrestling to create career-defining moments.
“Our utmost important stakeholders, investors, or partners in this business are the wrestling fans”, said Greg Gilleland, General Manager (ROH). “Partnering with The NWA to bring back this prestigious tournament and truly create a special event is a responsibility that we have to all fans, and is one of many other special events to come.”
Already qualified to compete in the tournament are the #1 contendors to the ROH World Tag Team Titles Villain Enterprises (Brody King & PCO) of ROH and NWA's War Kings (Crimson & Jax Dane).
Tickets go on sale Wednesday, February 6 at 10am ET for HonorClub members and to the general public on Friday, February 8 at 10am ET.
More information on the Crockett Cup, promotions affiliated, the field of tag teams and VIP experiences will be announced shortly.