LIVE EVENTS: Group Hypnosis – The Live Wrestling Experience

Maybe I’m weird, or old, or both, but I actually remember enjoying seeing a movie at a movie theater simply because I loved the crowd.  The movie was somehow better because of the way we all reacted or didn’t react to the different characters, story lines, climaxes, let downs etc.  I remember truly believing that […]

LIVE EVENTS: Shine 28 – A Night of Surprises

During the worst weather possible, rain, hail, lightning and flooding, Shine 28 delivered an array of surprises, smack downs and celebrations in YBor City, Florida at the Orpheum Theater.  Three and a half hours later I was left tired and grateful to be witness to some of the oddest and most creative wrestling I’ve seen […]

LIVE EVENTS: Fan etiquette – The perfect prescription?

At a recent (and terrific!) Evolve show in Ybor City, I heard a couple of very enthusiastic fans behind huricanrana and I self-justify their very loud chants to “make the [WWN] pay per view seem interesting.” Those guys definitely have a point, as – having watched many a taped show filmed at a small venue […]

LIVE EVENTS: Why the best live sports…are staged live sports

As a child, I used to gaze with awe at the environs of the majestic Madison Square Garden. Everything there was special: the ushers, who I envied (they got to see EVERY game!), the food, the drink (somehow it smelled and  tasted better based on location), and – of course – the passionate, ‘all-in’ fans around me (still […]

LIVE EVENTS: An Ode to the Older, Live Performer

I’ve spent many a televised wrestling show wondering why legendary wrestlers (Kurt Angle, Saraya Knight, Mark Henry, Christopher Daniels, to name a few) seemingly on a downhill athletic slope are thrust into match after match. A pragmatist would reason  there a slew of mid card and/or up and comers that could better take said legendary […]

LIVE EVENTS: Shine Wrestling 27 – A Female Fan’s Take

This is my first time actually writing anything other than a comment on a Wrestling blog. I don’t normally do this; because honestly I don’t really think I have all that much to say that anyone wants to hear. This isn’t me being humble, I’m just more of a listener than an opinion giver. But […]