The spectacle of professional wrestling is unlike any other, and especially so when you’re watching it live in person. This is one of the most entertaining mixes of showmanship, athleticism and strength that you can find — and many professional shows are coming to Houston and nearby cities soon! If you’re a wrestling fan, you won’t want to miss out on these events. Make sure to mark your calendars and head on down to some of these top wrestling shows near Houston.
Toyota Center
1510 Polk St.
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 758-7200

Date: Aug. 29 at 6:30 p.m.

Returning to Houston after the success of Wrestlemania from a few years ago, the WWE finds its ring landing in the Toyota Center for WWE Monday Night Raw. The evening will be full of featured superstars that you love, as well as some newer faces. Make sure to see Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, Chris Jericho and Finn Balor fight it out for the prize. Women’s champion Charlotte will also make an appearance between the ropes. For anyone who can’t get close enough to the action, ringside tickets are still available.

WWE Live San Antonio
Freeman Coliseum
3201 E. Houston
San Antonio, TX 78219
(210) 226-1177

Date: Aug. 28 at 5 p.m.

Don’t dally on the Riverwalk – make sure you’re in your seats on time at the Freeman Coliseum to catch WWE Live! Settle in for an evening of superstar matches from some of your favorite wrestlers, including Dean Ambrose, AJ Styles, The Miz, Enzo Amore and more. The women will get their time in the limelight, too — superstars Natalya and Becky Lynch will take their turns in the ring. For an even more exciting evening, you can upgrade your tickets to the VIP experience.

Texas All-Star Wrestling Collosal Collision
Cypress VFW Post 8905
21902 Northwest Fwy.
Cypress, TX 77429
(281) 548-5856

Date: Oct. 29 at 7:30 p.m.

These local wrestling champs are here to fight it out for your entertainment, and look good doing it. The Texas All-Star Wrestling group has been around since 1994, bringing Houstonians some of the best wrestling across the state. Come out 290 and see some of the favorites, including Big Daddy Yum Yum and Killer McKenzie battle in the ring. Want to become a professional wrestler yourself? They have a wrestling school to teach you the ins and outs of the business.

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Reality Of Wrestling Summer of Champions
World’s Gym Arena
10000 Emmett Lowry
Texas City, TX 77591
(281) 993-5321

Date: Aug. 20 at 5:30 p.m.

Make sure you don’t miss out on this all-out tournament before you head back to school! While the main event is sure to be epic, there are many other, smaller events surrounding the fight. You can get into a VIP meet and greet with some of the day’s stars, including Kurt Angle, Booker T and Queen Sharmell. Don’t wait — the sooner you buy your tickets, the closer you’d be to the action!

Fade To Black 2 Inspire Pro Wrestling
Red Oak Ballroom
2525 W. Anderson Lane
Austin, TX 78757
(512) 270-9727

Date: Sept. 25 at 5:30 p.m.

Fights within the Texas Legislature aren’t the only things coming to Austin – Inspire Pro Wrestling is going to be hosting a big event that you just won’t want to miss! Doors open at 5 for a 5:30 bell and general admission, so you’ll want to make sure you leave plenty of time to get yourself a seat with a prime view of the ring. Feel like splurging? The front row, with an unimpeded view of the action, is only $20.

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Gillian Kruse is a freelance writer living in Houston. She graduated from Rice University with a great love for all performing and visual arts. She enjoys writing about arts and cultural events, especially little-known ones, to help Houstonians learn about what’s going on in their city. Her work can be found at