Nearly three decades after the premiere episode of WCW Nitro, pro wrestling is returning to the Mall of America.
Independent wrestling promotion F1RST Wrestling announced on Sunday night that it will be holding a show at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota on Saturday, September 10. The event is named "Saturday Night Nitro," a reference to the first Nitro having taken place at the Mall of America in 1995.
Pro Wrestling Dot Net reports that F1RST Wrestling, which is based in Minnesota, originally wanted to run a show at the Mall of America in honor of the 25th anniversary of the first Nitro in 2020, but that couldn't happen due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The first Nitro took place at the Mall of America on September 4, 1995 and famously included Lex Luger's surprise WCW debut.
The Mall of America tweeted that the F1RST Wrestling show will be held at the Huntington Bank Rotunda, which is near the mall's East entrance
“The countless number of requests from fans throughout the years to bring professional wrestling back to our iconic Rotunda space have now been heard, and we couldn’t be more thrilled," said Mall of America's Chris Grap.
"There is no better partner than F1RST Wrestling to deliver a night of action-packed awesomeness that fans will be talking about for the next 27 years."
The event is part of the Mall of America's 30th anniversary celebration.
Tickets for the show will go on sale this Friday.