Starrcast V has been announced for SummerSlam weekend.
As first reported by Sports Illustrated, Conrad Thompson's convention returns July 29 to 31 from the Nashville Fairgrounds in Nashville, Tennessee. WWE's SummerSlam will take place July 30 from nearby Nissan Stadium.
“Pre-pandemic, we had hoped to do another Starrcast in Chicago in 2020, but the stars just didn’t align,” Thompson said. “So it makes sense to bring it back, especially with a stadium show nearby—but this time, with a few twists that I think everybody is going to enjoy.”
This will be the fifth Starrcast convention dating back to the original held in The Hyatt Regency Chicago over All In weekend in 2018.
Panel discussions have been a highlight of previous events and Thompson says those will return in 2022, with participating names being announced in the near future.
“You’re going to hear from some names we haven’t heard from in quite a long while,” he continued. “And there will be some others who we may be hearing from for the last time. We’ll start all of those announcements next week.”
Starrcast will be partnering with Thuzio, the owners of FITE TV, to stream the event.
This will be the first Starrcast since November 2019 and Thompson says they aim to make it a special experience.
“We’re so excited to see so many familiar faces and get everyone back together, especially after these past few years,” said Thompson. “People from all over the world are coming to support wrestling, and we’re going above and beyond to make this special."