You read that right, turkeynecks: Crusherfest—the not-quite-annual celebration of wrestling legend Reggie “Da Crusher” Lisowski—will return to the wrestler’s native South Milwaukee on June 3-4, 2023.
Over those two late spring days, the Milwaukee suburb’s downtown will be abuzz with “live wrestling, cold beer, polka music, friendly vendors, and much more.” On the “and much more” side of things, Crusherfest recently started announcing some of the special guests who will be making their way to South Milwaukee for the event.
The first such announcement came this morning, when organizers revealed WWE Hall Of Famer “Cowboy” Bob Orton would be appearing at this year’s Crusherfest. That was quickly followed by a contest to guess the identity of another legendary wrestler of yesteryear (who most in the comment section believe to be Greg “The Hammer” Valentine). Crusherfest will continue to announce special guests, as well as more information about the festival in general, on social media as the event approaches.
The first Crusherfest took place in 2019, and served as an unveiling of a life-sized bronze statue of the hometown wrestler. The festival/unveiling was the final step of a crowdfunding campaign, launched by Chris Smith in late 2017, that eventually raised more than $40,000 to build the statue.
The fest was canceled in 2020 due to COVID-19, but took place in 2021. Crusherfest took 2022 off, but announced its intentions to return for 2023 last May. See our pictures from the first Crusherfest HERE. See our pictures from the second Crusherfest HERE. See our pictures from the third Crusherfest in June!
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