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Media Giant Marvel Entertainment Joins Forces with RMN Events
By Bill X. Barron – RMN Events Writer
Marvel Entertainment, a Walt Disney company with thousands of fictional heroic characters has entered into a licensing agreement with RMN Events and Xtreme Pro Apparel & Gear. The country’s largest wrestling tournament organization, RMN Events involves over 20,000 real-life aspiring young heroes from all over the country in thirty-three unique events.
It is the first time in its 20-year history that RMN Events will create a series of events that offers exclusive wrestling apparel and wrestling gear; however, “the opportunity to work side-by-side with Marvel Entertainment is a welcome exception” according to RMN CEO Ed Gutierrez.
The Marvel fan base continues to expand; this last year alone, Marvel added twenty-two million new fans. Since 1980 Marvel has produced 47 movies, enrapturing an audience of millions; in 2018 alone, Marvel topped $13 billion at the box office. Worldwide, $56 billion was spent on Marvel-affiliated products.
Meanwhile, the ever-popular RMN Events’ series of sold-out tournaments annually attract nearly 90,000 spectators. Each RMN event in this new series of five tournaments will offer the Marvel approved license products that include an opportunity for the public to purchase Marvel-themed apparel and gear at each of the events in that series. In addition, the actual licensed characters such as the Hulk, Spider-Man, and Captain America will make in-person appearances at the events.
This one-of-a-kind relationship will include an approved license for RMN Events to portray Marvel Action Superheroes on commemorative shirts, wrestling socks, singlets, fight shorts, rash guards, headgear and bags. RMN Events has been licensed to create and sell Marvel wrestling gear at their tournaments, including specific Marvel apparel only available at the one Marvel-themed event featuring that superhero.
A wrestler whose two brothers and father also wrestled, RMN Events President, Adam Gutierrez, is fired up. “This groundbreaking Marvel partnership will not only propel the legendary sport of wrestling to another level of a national stage, but it will also offer the sport of wrestling in an environment which creates lasting memories. We value it as an unparalleled opportunity kids for kids to connect the best sport in the world with the best movies in the world.”
From the gods and goddesses of Greek and Roman culture, to The Incredible Hulk and Spider-Man of today’s society, Superheroes hold a significant place in the lore of every culture. As a sport which refines and defines one’s character as the ability to overcome
the odds, the Marvel fictional characters represent wrestling’s true-to-life successes in spite of the obstacles each competitor faces.
If you are both a fan of the box office superheroes and one who strives to become a living superhero in the making, this entertainment combination of media and one-on-one combat will thrill you with the opportunity to earn representations of your dreams come to life. Join RMN Events and Marvel Entertainment in 2019 for excitement like none before or since!
This one-of-a-kind series will offer memories that will simply be unmatched, unmistakable, and unforgettable. Outstanding wrestlers will be recognized with uniquely designed statuesque trophies representing that event’s themed superhero. Actual Marvel characters will be present to sign autographs and meet and greet.
RMN Events will knock this series out of the park with specially designed memorabilia, including but not limited to:
• Wrestling-themed posters featuring Marvel Entertainment alongside RMN Events
• Marvel-themed licensed wrestling gear including singlets, fight shorts, rash guards, headgear, event shirts, bags & socks, etc.
Wrestlers competing in the new RMN Events’ tournament series will earn points at selected events, (points will be earned starting with Monster Match Nationals & more to be announced soon). Each champion crowned at Smash Nationals, Hammers and Hero’s Conquest will also earn a stone which will go toward winning the elusive Gauntlet at the finale in Grand Island, Nebraska. Only the best-of-the-best Superheroes who compete at each of the events in this series can boast of this achievement.
“Nothing like this has ever been coordinated or planned. This will draw the best competition from the entire country! Coupled with the best stage in the entire world of wrestling, this Marvel Entertainment / RMN Events arrangement is destined to grow our great sport,” proclaims Josh Gutierrez, Vice President RMN Events.
The brand-new SMASH Nationals in Laughlin, Nevada will feature elite dual competition for high school teams on December 6th; in addition, the high school top wrestlers from respective pools will enter an individual tournament on December 7th.
K-8th grade teams and clubs will then conclude the 3-day weekend on December 8th with an individual tournament.
High school teams who have already committed to SMASH Nationals include POWAY (CA), Sunnyside (AZ), plus 16 teams from AZ, NV, CA & ID, as well as those yet to be advertised. The second and third event sites in the 2019-20 Marvel Series are The Hammers on January 4-5, 2020 in Sioux City, Iowa and The Hero’s Conquest on February 8-9, 2020 in Grand Island, Nebraska. Two more additional sites will be announced soon.
POWAY High School Head Wrestling Coach, John Meyer chose to hone talents outside of the season by participating in Rocky Mountain National Events. He states: “We love the fact that everything will be on time and the competition will be at a high level regardless of the venue. Thus, when RMN introduced the Smash National Duals this December, we jumped at the opportunity; we know because it’s RMN Events, it will be a great event. There are a very few people I would trust to run a quality first-year event, but with Ed Gutierrez and his family I have absolutely no doubt it will run smoothly.”
For more information, please go to www.rmnevents.com or email: [email protected]
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