Headline Surfer photos by Henry Frederick / WWE supersatars square off in the ring at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach two years ago. Shown in the middle image is the Great Khali and above, wrestler and valet Maryse.
Wrestlers scheduled to appear include Smackdown heavyweight champion Dolph Ziggler, along with his bodyguard and enforcer Big E Langston, his girlfriend AJ Lee; former heavywight champ Alberto Del Rio; "The Viper" Randy Orton, "The World's Largest Athlete" Big Show; possibly Ryback and the trio known as "The Shield" in Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns.
Tickets are $95, $50, $35, $25 and $15, plus applicable service and handling fees, and may be purchased at the Ocean Center box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, online at www.ticketmaster.com, or by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000.
This was then...
YouTube videos / Here are amateur videos of the WWE's July 2012 house show at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach. Among the combattants are WWE champion John Cena, Sheamus, "the Viper"Randy Orton, the Great Khali, Chris Jericho, John Morrison, Santino Marella and others vs. the villainous gang, "The Nexus," led by Wade Barrett.
This is now...
YouTube videos / The two biggest and baddest names in the WWE now and could be part of the Ocean Center house show are The Shield, the trio of Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns; and possibly muscled-up Ryback (not yet on the card for Daytona), with his "Feed Me More" chants, a dead ringer for former WCW wrestler Goldberg. Ryback is now the nemesis of WWE champion John Cena, who beat The Rock at Wrestlemania 29 to get back his WWE title belt. Where Ryack stands with the Shield remains to be seen. If Ryback shows up at the Ocean Center along with Cena and The Shield, then Daytona will be rocking!
Editor's Note: Frederick is writing a book, "Wrestling ReWind," which will hit book stores later this year.
Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com since 2008. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed close to a hundred award-winning byline stories nearly evenly split in print and digital platforms. Frederick earned his Master of Arts in New Media Journalism with academic honors from Full Sail University in Winter Park in February 2019. He was a metro reporter with the Daytona Beach News-Journal for nearly a decade and then served as a city editor for the Taunton Daily Gazette in Taunton, Mass, while maintaining a residence in Central Florida. Prior to moving to Florida, Frederick was a metro reporter for the Rockland Journal-News in West Nyack, NY, for seven years. Headline Surfer was named the Sunshine State's top internet news site by the Florida Press Club in 2018.