Tuesday, July 14, 2015

My Son's First WWE Show

My wife and I took my son (8 years old) to his first WWE show at Philips Arena in Atlanta, GA on July 13, 2015.  We had a great time.  My wife went to her first WWE show as well so she could experience my son's excitement.  At the end of the night I asked if she wanted to go to the Survivor Series in ATL in November and she decided she would.  She may never become a hardcore wrestling fan (she's a casual one now), but I think the WWE live experience definitely won her over.

Notice in the pics below that I am representing the Roman Empire and my wife is rocking the WCW Signature Series Steve Stanley Sting shirt which I bought back in the day.  My five year old will be pretty bummed she didn't get to go I think once she sees this and hears all about it from her brother.  He got an Ultimate Warrior plush and got her the John Cena one which should soften the blow.  Dad here got the Suplex City Atlanta, GA t-shirt which is an excellent addition to the eclectic wrestling shirt collection.

As for the crowd participation aspect of it I had to coax a little bit of enthusiasm out of my son initially, but once he got going it was ON.  He was doing "FEED ME MORE!" with Ryback, etc.   It was great.  The only time he made us old folks nervous was when he booed Brock Lesnar because we know that Paul Heyman says you should never intentional provoke The Beast.  

Anyhow, it was a great time, and money well spent.  Seeing the look of excitement on his face throughout the night was worth it no matter.  I will have more thoughts on the show later hopefully, but for now I just wanted to share this special moment I had with my family. 

We got decent seats I thought.

My son wasn't ready for this one.

That's better!