BOOYAKA, 619! Wrestling history will be made at Sheffield Arena as a computer game plays out for real - superstars Rey Mysterio and AJ Styles are to go to war!
The 5 Star Wrestling promotion takes place at Sheffield Area on Thursday night - January 14, 2016 - and is one of the most eagerly awaited wrestling showdowns of all time.
World Wrestling Entertainment legend Rey Mysterio, the former WWE World Heavyweight Champion, famed for his 'Booyaka, 619' catchphrase and finishing move, has never squared up to ex IWGP and TNA World Heavyweight Champion, AJ Styles.
Not until now.
Styles is regarded by many as the greatest wrestler on the planet and is rumoured to be joining the WWE roster.
Mysterio, the so-called 'greatest high-flyer of all time', in an exclusive video preview - watch it online here - says: "How long have we waited for this match? It's happening, it's here! It's gonna go down.
"AJ Styles versus Rey Mysterio...when was that going to happen? When I was in WWE? When AJ was in TNA? No, it's happening now.
"I've ben waiting for this match and I'm sure AJ Styles has been waiting for this match. And I know for a fact that the fans have been waiting for this match. First time ever. A J Styles, Rey Mysterio...5 Star Wrestling. It's going down, in the UK. You can't miss out. Booyaka, 619!"
The historic match up could only be dreamed about by computer gamers, who will soon be able to play out such fights on a forthcoming 5 Star Wrestling computer game for PlayStation 4.
Mysterio has already signed on to be a character for the game, to be titled 5 Star Wrestling: ReGenesis.
Game makers Serious Parody have launched 5 Star Wrestling as a major new UK wrestling company to promote the game with live events, launched with 5 Star Wrestling The ReGenesis Tour.
It launches at Newcastle Metro Arena tonight, Wednesday, January 13, but the Mysterio v Styles main event is taking place the following night in Sheffield. The tour moves to the Liverpool Echo Arena on Friday, January 15. For more details see 5starwrestling.co.uk
Also on the jam packed roster are Ring of Honor World Heavyweight Champion Jay Lethal, Lucha Underground star John Hennigan (Morrison, WWE) and the former WWE United States Champion Carlito, going up against the very best of British wrestlers including Global Force Champion, Nick Aldis (Magnus, TNA), Will Ospreay, Joe Coffey, Marty Scurll and many many more.
Dan Hinkles CEO of Serious Parody and 5 Star wrestling, describes the Sheffield showdown between Mysterio and Styles as a truly historic dream match that has never been possible before now.
“AJ Styles is arguably the greatest wrestler on the planet today. Top tier wrestling personalities including Stone Cold Steve Austin, Taz and Jim Ross, have all recently pointed out that he should be applying his trade in the WWE.
"To have him go one-on-one with Rey Mysterio… there honestly isn’t a bigger match that a wrestling promoter other than Vince McMahon himself could make right now. It’s never been possible before and who knows if it will ever happen again and I’m so excited to be able to give wrestling fans an opportunity to see this match.
“We have done everything we can to sign the ultimate roster for these events. If you call yourself 5 Star Wrestling you have to deliver the best."
Tickets for this historic event are on sale from the Sheffield Arena in person, by calling the box office on 0114 256 56 56 or online at www.sheffieldarena.co.uk priced £33 and £49.50 (including booking fee) with a limited number of VIP tickets priced £165 (including booking fee) this includes tickets in front two rows, a meet and great with Rey Mysterio plus limited edition signed merchandise from every wrestler on the roster.