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The Calgary Expo will be laying the smackdown this April as they prepare for the arrival of Jake “The Snake” Roberts, Kizarny aka Dr. Nick Sinnful, Honky Tonk Man and Mr. Beefy Goodness.

Jake “The Snake” Robertshas been one of the most infamous names in wrestling for over 20 years. Some of his competitors include fellow Calgary Expo guest Honky Tonk Man as well as the late Andre the Giant. Jake was the creator of the DDT finishing move. He’s known for the use of various snakes during his act including a reticulated python and a devenomized cobra.

Honky Tonk Manis best known for his work with the WWF but has also worked extensively for the WCW. He held the WWF Intercontinental Championship for a record 64 weeks, and many opponents felt the wrath of his Shake Rattle ‘N Roll. He is currently touring the independent circuit and has competed against some of the ring’s biggest names including Jake the Snake and Hulk Hogan.

Kizarnyis a Canadian wrestler, writer, artist and publisher. As well as working for the WWE, Kizarny has also wrestled for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling and is currently is touring with the independent circuit. He co-created a book with his brother titled Between Chapters and is responsible for writing, illustrating and publishing the comic book series Fred the Possessed Flower.

Mr. Beefy Goodnessaka Vance Nevada has over thirty years of wrestling experience under his belt. Since his debut in 1993, he has won several titles and has over 1300 professional matches under his belt. Some of his competitors in the ring include Honky Tonk Man, Cyrus the Virus and Tatanka.

“I grew up watching wrestling, it was a big part of my childhood,” states Event Director Kandrix Foong. “I started getting into it with Wrestlemania III, which featured Jake the Snake and the Honky Tonk Man. Having wrestlers at our show adds an energy that’s both electrifying and nostalgic. Calgary has such a rich wrestling history, and I’m really excited for them to attend – as I’m sure a lot of our fans will be.”

The Calgary Expois a non-profit organization that showcases the incredible talent of comic creators, artists, actors, voice actors, musicians, writers and pop culture icons from all over the world. Founded in 2006, the convention has grown rapidly to become the 2nd largest pop culture convention in all of Canada with an attendance of 30,000 people in 2011.

Guests for the 2012 Calgary Expo currently include Robert Englund (Nightmare on Elm Street), Amanda Tapping (Stargate: SG-1, Sanctuary), Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica, 24), James Marsters (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Adam West (original Batman), voice actor Tara Strong (My Little Pony: Friendship is magic and The Powerpuff Girls), Hayden Panettiere (Heroes, Scream 4), Adam Baldwin (Serenity, Firefly, Full Metal Jacket), John Noble (Fringe), Dave Prowse (Star Wars) Tom Felton (Harry Potter 1-8), Richard Hatch (Battlestar Galactica), Gil Gerard (Buck Rogers in the 25th Century), Wil Wheaton (Star Trek: The Next Generation), and Billy West and John DiMaggio (Futurama).

The Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo will be held April 27 – 29, 2012 at the BMO Centre, Stampede Park, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Advanced tickets are now on sale at

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