IMPACT Wrestling World Champion Moose and IMPACT Knockouts World Champion Mickie James visit New Orleans for 2-day media tour, 9-10 Feb.
Two live IMPACT Wrestling shows are set up at the Alario Center in New Orleans, highlighted on February 19 by NO SURRENDER, marking IMPACT’s first shows in New Orleans in nearly 4 years.
IMPACT Wrestling World Champion Moose & 4-time IMPACT Wrestling Knockouts World Champion Mickie James will be in New Orleans for a 2-day Media Tour, February 9-10, ahead of rugby nights of live IMPACT Wrestling performances at the Alario Center in New Orleans for 19-20 February.
The February shows in Crescent City are IMPACT’s first since April 2018, anchored around NO SURRENDER on Saturday night, February 19, which will be streamed live on IMPACT Plus and YouTube for IMPACT Ultimate Insiders. Moose will defend the IMPACT World Championship at NO SURRENDER against W. Morrissey.
The only other IMPACT performances in New Orleans were in 2011 and 2012.
Tickets for the IMPACT shows in New Orleans are on sale now:
Moose is in his first World Championship title reign after winning the title last October 23rd during the Bound For Glory pay-per-view in Las Vegas. Also that night, Mickie James defeated Deonna Purrazzo to win the knockout World Cup, marking her fourth reign with the knockout title. Mickie James also made worldwide news earlier this month when it was announced that the reigning IMPACT Knockouts World Champion will be a contestant in the WWE’s 30-Woman Royal Rumble contest on Saturday, January 29, live from The Dome at America’s Center in St. Louis. . .
Moose & Mickie James will be available for in-studio interviews in New Orleans and performances around the city.
Real Moose’s Quinn Ojinnaka played for four teams over seven seasons in the National Football League, including the New England Patriots, before switching to pro wrestling, which made its 2012 debut. His NFL career included time as a teammate with legendary quarterback Tom Brady while playing for one of the best NFL head coaches in history, Bill Belichick.
Ojinnaka, an attacking tackle / guard, has played in 62 NFL games after playing at Syracuse University. He was selected by the Atlanta Falcons in the fifth round of the 2006 NFL Draft. Moose & Bill Goldberg are the only former NFL players from the modern era who left the NFL to become the World Champion of a pro wrestling company.
There are only four others in addition to Moose & Goldberg who have ever gone from NFL to World Cup glory in pro wrestling, including Bronko Nagurski, who is a charter member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The others are: Ernie Ladd, Dick the Bruiser and Gus Sonnenberg.
Sports Illustrated on November 17ste Moose and his record-breaking journey from the NFL to IMPACT World Champion in the spotlight: https://tinyurl.com/r8hdutuy.
Mickie James has been one of the most capable, most decorated female wrestlers over the past two decades. She is a 5-time WWE Women’s Champion and a 2-time Winner of the Woman (Wrestler) of the Year Award, as awarded annually by Pro Wrestling illustrated. She was also number 1 of the top 50 female wrestlers in the PRICE Woman 50.
Mickie is also an accomplished country music singer, known for her single “Hardcore Country”, which was also used as her wrestling entry music.
Mickie is inducted into The Native American Music Awards Hall of Fame and winner of “Best Single Recording” for her song “Left Right Left” at the Native American Music Awards.
A full list of the matches for the No Surrender special will be announced over the coming weeks on IMPACT’s flagship weekly TV show, Impact !, which is broadcast every Thursday night (8-10pm ET) on AXS TV.
Both Moose and Mickie James will be in action in New Orleans.