As of last night i saw my first live pro wrestling show. and as i am 24. I'm sure that may be weird or odd to most cagesiders. but i live in australia. the land of the kangaroo. and so many types of spiders that will kill or eat you, despite all the animals trying to kill you its a great place to live. fantastic. seriously... everyone's friendly or drunk...or both... but one thing here sucks the art of professional wrestling.
i live in a fairly big city in Victoria about a 2 hour drive from our states capital. which would be great if you know as a wrestling fan i knew of shows of local and or international quality going on around the town or state but there is no promotion. seriously the show i went to last night featured Orlando Jordan and Paul London, not huge names sure but when the only reason you found out about the match is when you walk into your local burger king and there is a solitary flyer on the wall. and from what i heard a footnote in the local paper. how can you call yourself a promoter if you don't promote? anywhoo.... the venue was a rollerskating ring at a kids venue with the laser tag and a go-kart track attached to the side. and because of this... it was an audience of mostly 6-14 yr olds and a few die hard fans myself included. i didnt expect much.. i mean why wrestle dangerous spots and take serious bumps if its a crowd of 150 people max. but after top rope sitout powerbombs and a surprising canadian destroyer mixed in with 450 splashes and a couple of kendo stick shots and what not... my jaw was open and i was surprised as hell....
for the $20 i paid at the door i got 4hrs of solid wrestling, apparently Orlando Jordan has opened a school in Melbourne and even if the guys were green as hell it was hard to fault.... apart form the shitty heel work from the goofy kid friendly heels too stupid gimmicks... it was amazing. the first match which featured a guy in a bee mask and black and yellow tights (whose finisher was a stinger ((it was a stunner)). and a really well worked heel whose only fault was calling his spots too loudly....to the final match Paul London Vs an Awesome Finlay shameless rip off and a meh guy wearing pink sparkly tights.....was amazing. a triple threat brawl that went everywhere and had everything. i got hit with a bit of railing when Paul London jumped from the top rope through the barricade.... seriously it was an amazing experience.
the reason i wanted to write this fan post is because it made me want to be a part of the business... become a manager a wrestler... hell! even be behind a camera i don't care i want to immerse myself in the business its not glamorous... its dirty and there is a sense of belonging that would be hard to find anywhere else. and seriously... if you love pro wrestling.. why wouldn't you want to be a part of it? if you find a problem with a certain product... wouldn't you want to do everything in your power to be able to fix it? as Colt Cabana Said: "you cant change anything from your couch"
oh..... any one want to lend me the $4k for wrestling school?
but seriously... get out there support all of the wrestling the comes to your town... you never know.... it might just be amazing.