WWE Returns To Bossier City For The First Time Since 2019
After the pandemic stopped WWE from hitting the road, they are back at it. With full scale tours making their way around the United States once again. Which means its time for them to return to one of the most iconic pro wrestling metros in the US.
WWE will be back in the Shreveport-Bossier City area on Saturday, July 9th, at Brooksire Grocery Arena. They're bringing their Saturday Night's Main Event live show to town for a huge night of action.
So far, they have some really big names announced. Including former World Champions Randy Orton and Seth Rollins. Women's Champions Bianca Belair and Becky Lynch are also set to appear.
One of the biggest names in pro wrestling this year is also scheduled to appear.
Cody Rhodes made his massive return to WWE at this year's Wrestlemania. A return that sent shockwaves through the pro wrestling world, and brought a lot of attention to WWE. Now he's making his return to Bossier City.
Shreveport and Bossier City are massive pro wrestling communities. From a fan perspective, and a historical point of view.
Shreveport was one of the biggest pro wrestling cities in the United States in the 1980s. During that era, the country was split into wrestling "territories", where one promotion would have the television rights, and would run all of the local events. From Oklahoma through East Texas, New Orleans to Little Rock, and all of Mississippi, Mid-South Wrestling was the territory for that whole region. All of the wrestling on TV in Oklahoma City, Longview, New Orleans, Little Rock, Jackson, and Shreveport (and everything in between) was Mid-South.
Mid-South Wrestling called Shreveport home from 1981 to 1986. They filmed their promos at a local TV stations, and filmed the TV shows on the Louisiana State Fairgrounds.
By the year 2000, Bossier City had started making their own pro wrestling history. Hosting multiple national TV shows, including some Sunday Night Heat shows, 3 Smackdowns and a Monday Night Raw. They also get to claim some cool modern history. Like Jon Moxley (Dean Ambrose) having his first nationally televised singles match in Bossier City.
Or the fact that two future WWE Hall of Fame members, Brock Lesnar and Randy Orton had a dark match (meaning not on TV) in Bossier City while they were both coming up. That match happened before a Sunday Night Heat taping in January of 2002, before Brock Lesnar debuted on Monday Night Raw later that year.