wrestling / News

Joey Ryan On How His Penis Party Even Came Together

March 25, 2019 | Posted by Joseph Lee
Joey Ryan Lucha Underground

In an interview with Fightful, Joey Ryan spoke about his upcoming Penis Party event during Wrestlemania weekend and how he was approached to put it together by Highspots. Here are highlights:

On getting his own special event: “WrestleCon and Highspots noticed the increase in specialized events — to make something have its own feel, instead of the same thing 15 times. A lot of credit should be put on (Joey) Janela and Game Changer. They sparked it a couple of years ago with Spring Break. Revolver with Pancakes and Piledrivers as well — it gives them something to brand. These specialized shows become their own attraction. They pitched the idea and said they wanted to run a Joey Ryan Penis show. I was all about it and the Penis Party was born.”

On naming the event after his penis: “I guess it’s not new to me or anything. They could have went with Sausage Fest, or any number of ways, but they went the most direct way. We took a little bit of a hit when NXT moved to from Saturday to Friday. We’re still expecting it to be mostly sold out. It’s a 2,000 seat arena and we’re inching our way to a sellout even against Spring Break and NXT. Most wrestling that weekend kind of becomes serious, so it’s cool to see fans want to be a part of something a little more light hearted.”

On choosing who will appear: “It’s a Highspots event, and they had a list of talent that they’re bringing into the event and using on the other shows. It’s a matter of us seeing who would fit what we wanted to do. It was a joint effort and they asked my opinion on who I wanted to use and who I thought would work. It’s a weekend where everybody’s available, because everybody’s in town. We picked who would help our event be ours.”

article topics :

Joey Ryan, Joseph Lee