WWE Superstars John Cena, Batista and Bray Wyatt, WWE Hall of Famer Bruno Sammartino and WWE Diva Paige are scheduled to greet fans, sign autographs and pose for photo ops at Wizard World’s biggest and longest-running event, Wizard World Chicago Comic Con, on Aug. 21-23 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center.
Cena will appear on Thursday, Aug. 21, from 3:30-7:30 p.m.; Bray Wyatt and Paige will attend on Friday, Aug. 22, from 3:30-6:30 p.m.; Sammartino is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 23, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; and Batista is slated for Saturday from 2-5:15 p.m., followed by a “Guardians of the Galaxy” panel at 5:15 p.m. Tickets for all events are extremely limited.
“Coming back to Chicago is a great thrill for me,” said Cena. “The fans here have always been good to me, and I really enjoy all my Wizard World appearances.”
“It is so great to meet not only the WWE Universe, but also fans of Marvel’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’” added Batista. “I'm really excited to be joining my co-stars Karen Gillan and Michael Rooker at Wizard World for our 'Guardians of the Galaxy’ panel just weeks after the U.S. debut.”
“I had so many great matches in Chicago during my Hall of Fame career, it’s such a thrill to be going back,” said the legendary Sammartino. “It’s great to relive these wonderful memories with the WWE Universe here in Chicago.”
In addition to Cena, Batista, Wyatt, Paige and Sammartino, top celebrities scheduled to attend Wizard World Chicago Comic Con include David Boreanaz (“Bones,” “Angel”), Matt Smith (“Doctor Who”), Karen Gillan (“Doctor Who,” Guardians of the Galaxy), Anthony Mackie (Captain America: Winter Soldier), Norman Reedus (“The Walking Dead,” The Boondock Saints) and many more.
The full Wizard World event schedule can be found at www.wizardworld.com.