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Pro wrestling returns to Mall of America at F1RST Wrestling Saturday Night Nitro

Rob Van Dam, Dante Martin, Orange Cassidy, Colt Cabana, and more were on the show.
Mall of America

Mall of America

F1RST Wrestling presented the first pro-wrestling event at the Mall of America in 27 years with Saturday Night Nitro. 

WCW Nitro's first-ever episode aired from the venue on September 4, 1995, kicking off The Monday Night War.  The event saw Hulk Hogan retain the WCW World Heavyweight Championship in a match against Big Bubba Rogers. It also featured the surprise appearance of Lex Luger, who had been with WWE up until a house show the night before. 

27 years and six days later, Orange Cassidy, Rob Van Dam, Dante Martin, Ethan Page, Colt Cabana, and more were on the card for wrestling's return to the Mall of America. The event aired live on FITE TV. 

Ethan Page was on the show and defeated Jah-C in the second match. 

Billie Starkz dropped the fourth match on the card to Free-Range Kara. She then took a Widow's Peak from special guest referee, Lisa Marie Varon. 

Effy and Orange Cassidy squared off in singles competition. 

Colt Cabana defeated Dak Draper on the show. He would later post on social media about the experience. 

Dante Martin had his brother Darius in his corner for the main event against Rob Van Dam. 

The Trustbusters team of Ari Daivari and Sonny Kiss interrupted the main event, resulting in an impromptu tag team match. 

Rob Van Dam & Dante Martin defeated The Trustbusters in the main event. 

F1RST Wrestling Saturday Night Nitro took place September 10 from the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota. Full results from the show are below: 

  • Arik Cannon defeated Darin Corbin
  • Ethan Page defeated Jah-C
  • F1rst Wrestling Uptown VFW Champion Devon Monroe defeated Brandon Gore, Lince Dorado, and Rylie Jackson in a four-way match to defend his title
  • Free-Range Kara defeated Billie Starkz with Lisa Marie Varon as special referee
  • Orange Cassidy defeated Effy
  • ThunderFrog won a Rumble Match against Warhorse, Dark Sheik, Badger Briggs, Black Stallion, ESQ, Kal Creed, Ryan Cruz, Shane Black, and Lore
  • Colt Cabana defeated Dak Draper
  • Rob Van Dam vs. Dante Martin w/Darius Martin went to a no-contest
  • Dante Martin & Rob Van Dam defeated The Trustbusters (Sonny Kiss & Ari Daivari)