WWE has issued the following information, promoting the five WWE Superstars that will appear at the Comic Con Philadelphia show this May, including Sting, who will be making a rare live appearance:
PHILADELPHIA — Five popular WWE Superstars and Divas will be in attendance at Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia when Sting, Roman Reigns, Dolph Ziggler, Randy Orton and Diva Paige appear during the 15th annual pop culture extravaganza, set for May 7 to 10 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
Reigns and Paige will appear on Thursday, May 7, greeting fans, signing autographs, posing for dual and solo photo ops, and conducting a dual Q&A panel. Ziggler (who will conduct a solo Q&A panel) and Orton will attend on Friday, May 8; Sting is scheduled for Saturday, May 9, and will make a rare appearance in face paint.
“We have rolled out one of our largest WWE guest lists ever for Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia,” said John Macaluso, Wizard World CEO. “This very special appearance by Sting in face paint is what makes the WWE guests so unique to Wizard World. What an amazing collection of talent under the same roof!”
It will be the first Wizard World appearance for Sting, often dubbed “The Franchise of WCW” and one of the most recognizable and unique faces in sports-entertainment history. Although his first appearance in a WWE ring will be at WrestleMania 31 at Levi’s® Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., he remains one of the most popular and respected competitors of all time.
“I am excited to see all my longtime fans for the very first time at Wizard World,” Sting said. “And to commemorate this, I’ll be appearing in face paint. This appearance will be truly something special.”
Orton, Reigns, Ziggler and Paige return to Wizard World after wildly successful appearances at previous shows.
The five join a star-studded lineup of celebrities at Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia which already includes David Tennant and Billie Piper from the fan-favorite “Doctor Who,” Ben McKenzie and Robin Lord Taylor of the hit show “Gotham,” Nathan Fillion (“Castle,” “Serenity,” “Firefly”), Stephen Amell (“Arrow”), Karl Urban (“Star Trek,” “The Bourne Supremacy”), Hayley Atwell (“Agent Carter,” “Captain America: The First Avenger”), Danny Trejo (“Machete,” “From Dusk Till Dawn”), Penn Badgley (“Gossip Girl,” “Easy A”), Kelly Frye (“The Flash”), Katie Cassidy (“Arrow,” “Gossip Girl”), Michael Cudlitz (“The Walking Dead,” “Southland”) and dozens of others.
Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, cosplay, comics, television, sci-fi, toys, video gaming, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. The 10th of 27 events currently scheduled on the 2015 Wizard World calendar, Philadelphia show hours are Thursday, May 7, 3 to 8 p.m.; Friday, May 8, 12 to 7 p.m.; Saturday, May 9, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Sunday, May 10, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For more on the 2015 Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia, visit http://wizd.me/PhiladelphiaPR.