L-R: The Great Sasuki, Arik Cannon, Colt Cabana, and Kimber Lee Images courtesy event organizers


Wrestlepalooza XIII & XIV

Jan. 5
7 p.m.
Jan. 6
6 p.m.
$27/$35 at the door
Music, Sports - Spectator

The biannual collision of rock, wrestling, and burlesque known as Wrestlepalooza has gotten so massive that it can’t be contained in just one evening. For the first time ever, Wrestlepalooza takes place on back-to-back nights at First Avenue, with different matches at each show, new surprises, and one Hollywood megastar. For wrestling superfans, both nights will feature the legendary Great Sasuke coming all the way from Japan to throw down at First Ave, along with indie mega stars like Colt Cabana, Arik Cannon, Shane Strickland, and Kimber Lee. There will also be world-class burlesque with Sweetpea and Joy Coy taking the stage, while Dillinger Four will be on hand to provide the soundtrack to each night of hard-hitting mayhem. But the biggest deal of this year’s Wrestlepalooza is undoubtedly the appearance of David Arquette. Yeah, the actor. Dewey from all four Scream movies. Arquette has recently jumped head-first into the world of pro wrestling, and will be stepping in the ring for the first time in Minnesota on Sunday night. There are still tickets available for Arquette’s local debut, but if history is any indicator that won’t be the case come fight night. 18+.