SPOTLIGHTS: Fans Pay the Bills – A Lesson for ‘The Wrestling Renaissance’

In the early 15th Century, Cosimo Medici, patriarch of his famed Italian family, rose to prominence in Florence. He did so via his skills as its preeminent banker, a gift equaled only by his savvy in politics. What Medici is arguably best known for is how he spent much of his wealth. His love and patronage […]

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: 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 […]