Stacked lineup set for WWE's return to Corbin

AJ Styles and the WWE are returning to the Corbin Arena Sunday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are still available. | File Photo 

CORBIN — Fans of WWE will want to make sure they have tickets to Sunday’s event at the Corbin Arena as this lineup is one of the best to not only hit Corbin, but some say best around.

World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Superstars invaded the Corbin Arena in March 2018 with a record-breaking 6,259 people in attendance. Arena Manager Kristi Balla worked for well over a year negotiating WWE into giving Corbin a chance and Sunday it returns making its third appearance in three years.

Balla said the first show was obviously a big deal because WWE had never been to Corbin. WWE returned in October of 2018 and was expected to return in October of 2019 but the event was rescheduled.

The rescheduling had nothing to do with the Arena, Balla said.

“WWE did some internal restructuring which caused them to have to move shows around,” she said. “Nothing dramatic, just business. It can happen anytime especially when television is involved.”

Ticket sales for the event are good but there are still tickets available for purchase.

“With this lineup, I wouldn’t miss this show,” Balla added. “Sunday's lineup is by far the best we’ve had here. I’ve seen some fans comment that it’s a better lineup than Rupp Arena has for Monday Night Raw and one of the best house show lineups they’ve ever seen. I’m really excited to have some of the biggest stars in the WWE right now coming to town…The Miz, The Fiend Bray Wyatt, Randy Orton and Rey Mysterio.”

The New Year’s Revolution Supershow begins Sunday at 7:30 p.m. with four championship titles on the line.

Last Man Standing Match for The Universal Championship:

The Miz vs The Fiend Bray Wyatt

WWE Women's Tag Team Championship Match:

Charlotte Flair & Natalya vs The Kabuki Warriors

Intercontinental Championship Match:

Braun Strowman vs Shinsuke Nakamara vs Sami Zayn

United Stated Championship Match:

Rey Mysterio vs Andrade with Zelina Vega

Smackdown Tag Team Championship Match:

The New Day vs The Revival


Randy Orton vs AJ Styles

Kevin Owens & Samoa Joe vs AOP

Rusev vs Bobby Lashley

Event planning like the one on Sunday starts months in advance and Balla is gearing up for a busy 2020.

“I don’t know if anyone understands the detail that goes into these productions,” said Balla, adding she could go on forever about the preparation of these type of events.

With that being said Balla admits she is doing a lot of internal changes in 2020. Things that the general public may not hear about, but they are much needed improvements and technological advancements that the Arena needs in order to have continued growth.

“One thing people may be excited to hear is that I’m soundproofing the building,” added Balla. “It will be a whole new experience when it comes to sound quality.”

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