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WWE® Superstar Randy Orton® Added To Wizard World Comic Con St. Louis

Randy Orton

WWE® Superstar Randy Orton® has joined the celebrity roster for Wizard World Comic Con St. Louis, scheduled for April 7-9 at America’s Center, it was announced today by Wizard World, producers of the pop culture extravaganza.

Orton, a St. Louis area resident, will appear on Saturday, April 8, when he will greet fans, sign autographs, pose for photo ops and conduct an interactive fan Q&A. His addition was announced alongside those of Evan Peters (X-Men films, “American Horror Story”), Paul Wesley (“Vampire Diaries”) and James and Oliver Phelps (Harry Potter movies).

Orton was born a WWE® Superstar. From the moment he was hatched, The Viper walked among the ring’s most revered figures, even calling one of them “dad.” His father is WWE® Hall of Famer “Cowboy” Bob Orton, his uncle Barry “Barry O” Orton and his grandfather, the late “The Big O,” Bob Orton Sr., all among the most fierce and rugged grapplers of their generations.

The new additions join standouts Gene Simmons (Lead Singer, KISS, “Gene Simmons Family Jewels”), Ian Somerhalder (“The Vampire Diaries,” “Lost”), Jennifer Carpenter and James Remar (“Dexter”), Nichelle Nichols (“Star Trek”), Peter Tork and Micky Dolenz of “The Monkees”), Michael Rooker (Guardians of the Galaxy, “The Walking Dead”) and Loren Lester and Kevin Conroy of “Batman: The Animated Series” among the celebrity guests scheduled to attend.

Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, television, gaming, live entertainment, comics, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, original art, collectibles, contests and more. The fourth event scheduled on the 2017 Wizard World calendar, St. Louis show hours are Friday, April 7, 5-10 p.m.; Saturday, April 8, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, April 9, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Wizard World Comic Con St. Louis is also the place for cosplay, with fans of every genre showing off their best costumes throughout the event. Fans dressed as every imaginable character – and some never before dreamed – will roam the convention floor and participate in the famed Wizard World Costume Contest on Saturday night.

For more on the 2017 Wizard World St. Louis, visit