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BUMP!

I bought tickets for the WWE show coming March 1st. I told Jack that I was buying the tickets. He asked if the whole family was going. I said that it was just me and him. He replied "Guys night out!"

The only thing tempering his excitement is learning that we get the B-tour through the midwest, so John Cena and the A-squad will be working a bigger show in Florida the same night.

This show was originally heavily advertised with CM Punk as the headliner. Since his departure, WWE has scrambled. Now they list Big Show as the headliner(huh?) even though Daniel Bryan is also scheduled to appear.

At first I wasn't sure if I wanted to spend the money. For a show in Cedar Rapids, WWE was acting a quite a bit, especially with it being the B-tour. But I got main floor, 4th row on what would being the hard camera side of a TV show. So I'm hoping for a good view for Jack. 


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Sounds cool. Have fun.

I am kinda kicking myself for not taking the kids, I think a year ago? hmm can't remember if it was 2012 or 2011, to see Raw the night after Summerslam. It came to Fresno within 40 minutes of where we live, and I seem to remember thinking The Rock would probably be there, however that Monday was the first day of school, and I would have had to have taken the kids out of school early to get there.

In retrospect, I wish I had done it. They come through about every 6-9 months because the SaveMart Center is a pretty big place, but that has been the only Monday Night Raw I've seen since I started watching for them to come through town.
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The first WWE Show I went to was back in 2005 when WWE came to my home town of Adelaide for the very first time. It was the WrestleMania Revenge Tour Down Under and was exclusive to the SmackDown brand. I got see the likes of Kurt Angle, Eddie Guerrero, Booker T, Rey Mysterio among many others! The Main Event was a tag team match featuring John Cena & The Big Show vs. JBL & Orlando Jordan.

I didn't go to another show again till 2012, and a present for my 16th Birthday, my parents and I flew to Melbourne to see WWE Raw World Tour. The house show featured a double Main Event. The first was CM Punk vs. Daniel Bryan for the WWE Championship and John Cena vs. The Big Show & Johnny Ace.

I also went last year when they returned to Adelaide. Here was the card in order of appearance.

- Zack Ryder vs. Heath Slater
- Jinder Mahall vs. The Great Khali
- Natayla vs. Aksana
- Adelaide Street Fight for the United States Championship: Dean Ambrose (c) vs. The Miz
-WWE Intercontinental Championship Match: Curtis Axel (c) vs. Antonio Cesaro
-WWE Tag Team Championship Match: The Shield (Seth Rollins & Roman Reigns) vs. Team Hell No (Daniel Bryan & Kane)
-Tables Match for the WWE Championship: John Cena (c) vs. Ryback

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We had a good size snowstorm roll through the area Saturday. So our drive to the arena took about twice as long as normal. Which meant we showed up when the place was packed. I had wanted to get there early so we could get to our seats and get situated... but instead we had to argue with some people that couldn't read the numbers on the chairs. 

We were on the main floor in the 4th row, so we were nice and close to the ring. If it had been TV it would have been the hard camera side. The video screen at the entrance was messed up. The two sections weren't aligned right so all the graphics at stage were weird. And the stage was relatively low to the floor, so we really couldn't see what was going on at the stage.

There was a steel cage hanging above the ring. But for some reason it seemed like most people didn't even notice it. More on that later.

I was kind of disappointed by the people that got the 1st row in our section. They were all older folks, no kids. And they tended to just sit there. That did help Jack to have a better view. But still it was disappointing to see the more excited fans stuck in the cheap seats when the people in the front were so disengaged.



Dolph Ziggler vs. Damien Sandow

Big pop for Ziggler. Some good heat for Sandow too.

Early in the match, Ziggler went to kick Sandow... but Sandow reacted too quickly resulting in Ziggler kicking air. It was a really bad botch and got laughs from about half the arena. But they kept the pace up and the crowd stayed interested.

Alexander Rusev came out. He got weak heat at first but mostly it was crickets. He got on the mic and started speaking Bulgarian. That got a loud "U.S.A." chant going. But it was short-lived and he waited it out. Then he started in again. Everyone around us seemed to be talking to each other, most asking "who's this guy again?" and "what is he saying?" So the next time he paused, I shouted as loud as I could "What?" That got a good laugh from the people in our section. Sure enough, the next time he pause the whole section shouted "What?" He gave us a dirty look and that's all it took to get the entire arena to give him the "What?" treatment. 

Alexander Rusev vs. Zack Ryder

Ryder actually got a good pop. The match was shit though. We were close enough that I could see Ryder constantly in Rusev's ear. Nobody was interested in the match.

Tony Chimel announces that the next match is for the Divas Championship. AJ Lee comes out and gets a solid pop. AJ gets on the mic and says something about being the longest reigning Divas champ and then says it's not a title match because her opponent hasn't earned a shot yet. AJ gets cut off by Natalya's music.

AJ Lee (with Tamina Snuka) vs. Natalya

Nattie got a big pop. Nattie did a great job engaging the crowd. She got the whole place chanting "AJ's crazy." There were a couple of sillier spots that were played for comedy. While Tamina lurked around and tried to get involved a couple of time. It was good match that got the crowd back after the Rusev-Ryder snorefest. Nattie got another big pop when she won. She took a victory lap around the ring and got another big pop.

The Usos & Sheamus vs. The Wyatt Family

Sadly, we couldn't see the Usos doing their entrance and could barely hear them until their music hit. Sheamus came out a monsterous pop. The Wyatts even got a pop when they first came out. Their entrance is really atmospheric and the crowd went silent as they slowly came down.

The prematch was actually kind of funny as both sides argued about which corner teach team was going to use. The ref finally looked at Bray Wyatt and pointed to a corner. Bray shouted out "You can't tell me where to go!" That got a good chuckle as the Wyatts promptly took the opposite corner.

The match was pretty good. The Wyatts isolated Jimmy for a good while. Erick Rowan looked a bit out of step. Rowan had Jimmy on the mat by the ropes and the exchange was just weird. I clearly heard Jimmy say "too fast." Harper tagged in and as soon as Rowan was on the apron, Bray got right up into his ear for a solid minute. So I got the impression he was getting chewed out. 

After that, the match went smooth. Jimmy got cut-off from making the hot tag to Sheamus a couple of time. And that got the crowd really going. Huge pop when Sheamus finally got the tag. Jack went nuts and was screaming for Sheamus.


Tony Chimel gets in the ring and starts shilling his wares. Even at a live show we can't escape having somebody tell us to go sign up for the WWE Network. 

Intermission

All the video screens played commercials for WM30 and the Network. Jack saw the WM30 logo and went "ooh." Then the ad for the Network came up. Then he really perked up "It's on Roku?" Crap, now he thinks he can watch it on the Roku. The word "subscribe" means nothing to him.

R-Truth comes out. They must have given him the Attitude Era mic because it fizzles in and out as he comes rapping down the main aisle. He gets a huge crowd response for his "Wassup" call back. The next contest is an audience choice match. Chimel introduces Jinder Mahal, who gets boo'ed and a "U.S.A." chant. Then Xavier Woods comes out. Most people didn't recognize the theme that Woods was using, I think it was his FCW/NXT theme.

Truth gives the crowd the choice of either a wrestling match or a dance-off. The crowd cheered for a wrestling match, so Truth acted like he couldn't tell so he did a re-vote. On the second try dance-off won. Jinder did a weird air-guitar-solo/seizure to Metallica that drew him some good heat. Woods danced to James Brown's "Living In a America" (which none of us were supposed to know what his pre-WWE theme.) Mahal gets mad that he lost the dance-off. So he challenges Truth to a wrestling match.

R-Truth vs. Jinder Mahal

Jinder struggles to maintain his heat during the match. But Truth keep the crowd into it. Truth's athletism, especially at his age, is insane.


Big Show & Kofi Kingston vs. Seth Rollins & Roman Reigns (with Dean Ambrose)

Kofi got a good pop. Big Show got a massive pop. He clowned around a bit and knew exactly how to work the crowd. The Shield got the crowd looking around everywhere trying to figure out where they were coming in at. Rollins is from Davenport, Iowa so he got a good reaction. But overall they worked at getting heat.

Rollins & Reigns were fluid and smooth. The action stayed fast paced and, unlike television, there weren't any big rest hold segments. Big Show started the match for the faces, but tagged Kofi in fairly quickly. TV doesn't do Kofi's vertical leaping ability justice. Kofi carried a lot of the match. 

Dean Ambrose bounced around outside on the floor. A couple of time he got on the apron and had to be restrained by Rollins or Reigns. He started to go after Kofi on the floor but Reigns stopped him.

Big Show got the hot tag and dominated Rollins. He threw Reigns through the ropes. With the ref checking on Reigns on the floor, Ambrose tried again to interfere but ended up distracting Rollins. Big Show choked slammed Rollins for the win.

Post-match the Shield gathered in the ring. They argued and the crowd started to chant "Fight." There's a semi-pro hockey team in town, so the crowd had practice with the "Fight" chant. And it was loud.

The Wyatts came back out. There was a big stare down with the Wyatts on the floor and Reign gesturing for them to get in the ring. The crowd turned and started cheering the Shield. The Wyatts slowly go into the ring and meet the Shield in the center of the ring. A melee broke out and the whole arena marked out. The Wyatts got sent to the floor and Bray waved them back for a strategic retreat. The Shield got a massive pop. 

I was probably the only person in our section that was interested in how they lowered the steel cage into place and then secured it. The refs and some crew guys went to work pretty quickly with getting it into position. But they were clearly having some problems with one corner, near the door, on the other side from us/ They got a ratcheting tether and tried to secure it. But even from my seat it didn't look right. I noticed that during the match that ended up being the only corner that didn't have at least one spot.

Daniel Bryan vs. Kane in a steel cage

D-Bry got the biggest pop of the show. Again a much faster paced match than the usual TV fare. There were a couple of rest hold breaks, but only when Kane took control. Kane yelled at the crowd a few times and got crazy heat. Kane might have got the 2nd loudest response from the crowd when he fell from the top rope on to his crotch. 

The ref took big bump from Kane. D-Bry nailed Kane with a flying knee and covered him. But there was no ref to count it. The crowd counted up to 12 before D-Bry went to check on the ref. Kane nailed D-Bry from behind and tried to go for the door. D-Bry caught him from behind and put him in the Yes Lock, but the ref was still down. Seriously, the ref had to have been down a solid 7-8 minutes. Jack asked if he was dead.

The ref finally gets up and D-Bry hits the flying knee again for the win. And the place exploded.


Jack declared the show to be "Awesome!" Then later he asked if the next time WWE comes if we can get front row seats so he can get a high-five.

Even with it being the B-tour, it was really a lot of fun. Hopefully the great turnout at the show will get the WWE to return next year. But next time I might try to get a seat closer to the main aisle. That might be Jack's better chance to get his high-five.

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Look I'm not sure where this could go so I'm gonna stick it here if its deemed to be somewhere else I'm sure our esteemed mod and admin can move it to the appropriate setting. 


So yesterday night I went to the first ever international assault tour in Sydney for World series wrestling now in addition to the Australian wrestlers they had on hand from the independent circuit and the following stars: 

Young Bucks, Brian Cage, Brisco Brothers, Joey Ryan, Marty sculli and Austin Aries 

Now I paid for my ticket and the meet and greet and usually with the meet and greet your given a photo and possibly an autograph if you so wish me personally I wanted photos I like those better they're more lasting now when I got in that was not what I was given. 

The only people actually there in the meet and greet were Joey Ryan and the Young Bucks (the others were signing stuff during intermission and after the show. 

Austin Aries showed up to the thing late, and I had finally got up for the young bucks I had already seen a few fans upset and angry and was wondering why that was when I finally got up to them, I said hi to them like I would any other wrestler and all I got in response is if you want a photo and an autograph that will be $50 and I stood there shocked I had responded but this is a meet and greet it had already been paid for there no advertisement of any other money, being charged and I didn't have any other money on me I had lent my parents most of my money so they could pay off most of their debt which would be paid back to me within the month. 
In response to that Austin chimed in and said if your not gonna pay piss off, so I walked out I was quite upset, I ended up staying for the show because there was no way I was going to be refunded and chatted with the Aussie wrestlers who I have met and chatted to a fair few times I'm even on first name bases with these guys and that perked me up and I got to have a small chat with Brian Cage as well which was cool he was literally the only one out of the lot who was somewhat decent.

This was literally one of the worst wrestling experiences I have ever have and its put me off going to another one and on top of that I was quite upset with the false advertising it was wrong to charge for the meet and greet if they are going to charge extra later. 


Is this how it is with a lot of the non WWE stars because most of the WWE stars I have met have been great and very friendly with the exception of Booker T who just looked exhausted.

Anyway this is my vent about the show maybe others have had different experiences with these guys who can say.
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Originally posted by L-shizzel L-shizzel wrote:

Look I'm not sure where this could go so I'm gonna stick it here if its deemed to be somewhere else I'm sure our esteemed mod and admin can move it to the appropriate setting.

I merged it into this thread which is general about shows people have been to. Thumbs Up 


Originally posted by L-shizzel L-shizzel wrote:


Austin Aries showed up to the thing late, and I had finally got up for the young bucks I had already seen a few fans upset and angry and was wondering why that was when I finally got up to them, I said hi to them like I would any other wrestler and all I got in response is if you want a photo and an autograph that will be $50 and I stood there shocked I had responded but this is a meet and greet it had already been paid for there no advertisement of any other money, being charged and I didn't have any other money on me I had lent my parents most of my money so they could pay off most of their debt which would be paid back to me within the month. 
In response to that Austin chimed in and said if your not gonna pay piss off, so I walked out I was quite upset, I ended up staying for the show because there was no way I was going to be refunded and chatted with the Aussie wrestlers who I have met and chatted to a fair few times I'm even on first name bases with these guys and that perked me up and I got to have a small chat with Brian Cage as well which was cool he was literally the only one out of the lot who was somewhat decent.

This was literally one of the worst wrestling experiences I have ever have and its put me off going to another one and on top of that I was quite upset with the false advertising it was wrong to charge for the meet and greet if they are going to charge extra later. 


Is this how it is with a lot of the non WWE stars because most of the WWE stars I have met have been great and very friendly with the exception of Booker T who just looked exhausted.

Anyway this is my vent about the show maybe others have had different experiences with these guys who can say.

Aye, sometimes wrestlers can be dicks at times. Most of the wrestlers I've met have been cool; but you never know who is going to act all rude. Even if we understand the dude has to use autographs as part of how he makes a living; he could simply have said "I'm sorry" and been polite about it. 

The WWE has standards with how their talent should behave when they interact with the public but a lot of feds outside of them let a lot of things go. 

How big is that fed in Australia by the way? 

I'm sorry you had a bad experience at the show, Shizzel. It is always said that there is nothing like seeing a live show and that television can not do it justice. Based on the shows I've been to over the years I believe that is true. But you are right that they should have told fans the autograph costs upfront.  


Edited by Kondor - 20/March/2018 at 09:10

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The Fed itself uses wrestlers from all around the state mostly from PWA in Sydney where Billie Kay and Peyton Royce originated from and Newcastle pro wrestling occasionaly some guys from AWF as well
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Originally posted by L-shizzel L-shizzel wrote:

Look I'm not sure where this could go so I'm gonna stick it here if its deemed to be somewhere else I'm sure our esteemed mod and admin can move it to the appropriate setting. 


So yesterday night I went to the first ever international assault tour in Sydney for World series wrestling now in addition to the Australian wrestlers they had on hand from the independent circuit and the following stars: 

Young Bucks, Brian Cage, Brisco Brothers, Joey Ryan, Marty sculli and Austin Aries 

Now I paid for my ticket and the meet and greet and usually with the meet and greet your given a photo and possibly an autograph if you so wish me personally I wanted photos I like those better they're more lasting now when I got in that was not what I was given. 

The only people actually there in the meet and greet were Joey Ryan and the Young Bucks (the others were signing stuff during intermission and after the show. 

Austin Aries showed up to the thing late, and I had finally got up for the young bucks I had already seen a few fans upset and angry and was wondering why that was when I finally got up to them, I said hi to them like I would any other wrestler and all I got in response is if you want a photo and an autograph that will be $50 and I stood there shocked I had responded but this is a meet and greet it had already been paid for there no advertisement of any other money, being charged and I didn't have any other money on me I had lent my parents most of my money so they could pay off most of their debt which would be paid back to me within the month. 
In response to that Austin chimed in and said if your not gonna pay piss off, so I walked out I was quite upset, I ended up staying for the show because there was no way I was going to be refunded and chatted with the Aussie wrestlers who I have met and chatted to a fair few times I'm even on first name bases with these guys and that perked me up and I got to have a small chat with Brian Cage as well which was cool he was literally the only one out of the lot who was somewhat decent.

This was literally one of the worst wrestling experiences I have ever have and its put me off going to another one and on top of that I was quite upset with the false advertising it was wrong to charge for the meet and greet if they are going to charge extra later. 


Is this how it is with a lot of the non WWE stars because most of the WWE stars I have met have been great and very friendly with the exception of Booker T who just looked exhausted.

Anyway this is my vent about the show maybe others have had different experiences with these guys who can say.

But are you as upset as I am that you didn't wear a TUP addy on your top or buy a few hundred cheap business cards with our URL on to scatter around the venue Tongue

Former E guys many are dicks. They think because they have been in the big league that you should be honoured to be around them.

Maybe it's why so many surprise releases of good talents happen. If you are on the road most of the week, every single week and someone is pissing you off, it would make your life more miserable.
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