The Texas indies have been on the rise the past few years, with promotions like Anarchy Championship Wrestling (ACW), Inspire Pro, and Booker T‘s Reality of Wrestling (ROW) producing some of the top stars on the US indies. In 2016, a new indie promotion called WrestleCircus made their debut that October in Austin, TX, and immediately made an impact. Through the end of 2017, they were one of the hottest new US indies, with outstanding cards featuring local Texas stars as well as some of the best national (and international) stars. They were one of the first wrestling promotions on Twitch, airing all their events on their channel.
But a year later, WrestleCircus went on hiatus. Four months later, they made a return, but after only two shows back, they went on hiatus again. But a few days ago, they made a huge announcement – after a year hiatus, they are returning in May.
BREAKING NEWS: WrestleCircus: Encore return show date and full card to be announced this Monday.
— WrestleCircus – Next Show: July 28th (@WrestleCircus) April 12, 2019
And they revealed the reason for the hiatus – the owners, real-life married couple Al & Lexi Lenhart had started a family!
It is only right that ahead of our official announcements, we start with the very first debut….
Last year we took a break to start our family and it was the best decision we ever made.
Thank you all for understanding and respecting our privacy during that time. pic.twitter.com/nrxz9Bjzmt
— WrestleCircus – Next Show: July 28th (@WrestleCircus) April 15, 2019
They show, WrestleCircus: Encore, will take place on Sunday May 12 at the 800 Congress Event Center in Austin, Texas, and a line-up has been announced, featuring the following matches:
Sammy Guevara vs Joey Janela
Scorpio Sky vs Dezmond Xavier
Sami Callihan vs JT Dunn
Puma King vs Jake Atlas
Gentleman Jervis vs Orange Cassidy
WrestleCircus Big Top Tag Team Championships: The Dirty Devilz (Andy Dalton & Gregory James) (c) vs Rascalz (Zachary Wentz & Trey Miguel) vs The Riegel Twins
Shazza McKenzie vs Levi Bates vs Christi Jaynes vs Alex Gracia
Lance Archer vs Peter Avalon vs Colin Delaney