Post by Powder/The Professor on Dec 30, 2007 1:28:00 GMT -5
I've been to around 16 house shows, I think. Starting in 1990 (right after Wrestlemania VI)...I went to Wrestlemania VII, Wrestlemania XII, Royal Rumble 1999 and the last house show, I went to...had the untelevised return of Stone Cold back in 2003 (a week or so before his return to face Bischoff).
One house show...I don't remember when but Big Show was the champ and was taking on Bossman...in fact it might have been right smack in the middle of Big Show's Dad's funeral angle if I remember correctly.
WWE Summerslam 07 Raw 15th anniversary Raw 9/11 show at MSG ECW house show. Saw Kurt Angle wrestle his last WWE match, and CM Punk jumped over the railing and stood right in front of me after the match.
Post by shaelindra on Dec 30, 2007 10:34:52 GMT -5
For the past few years before Wrestlmania the WWE do a tour of Europe. My first show was an 18th bday gift from my father to go to one in Aberdeen. I went to two others. All house shows in aberdeen. I don't remember any of the main events, or really any of the matches, just the wrestlers. I was transfixed. I remember Eddie and Benoit, Hardcore and Angle, Austin and Mysterio, HHH and Cena, but most of all I remember being ringside when the Big Show entered. The old clique was never more true; Television just doesn't do these guys justice!
I mark for Y2J, Edge, Hardcore Holly, HHH, Victoria and Santino on the mic
Post by The Panda Powered on Dec 30, 2007 10:37:49 GMT -5
Hmmm.... let me see (all the following took place at the Nynex/MEN Arena, Mancheste)
1998: Mayhem in Manchester (Main Event of Kane vs. Street-Clothed Undertaker, Stone Cold vs. HHH (the night after the new DX formed)) 2004: RAW (First RAW ever outside of North America, main event of Evolution (HHH/Batista/Flair) vs. HBK/Benoit/Edge 2005: SmackDown! house show, last ever SmackDown! appearances of Kurt Angle and John Cena before being drafted to RAW, main event of Cena and Angle in a Cage match, special ref Stone Cold Steve Austin 2006: ECW, RAW and SmackDown! TV tapings on 2 consecutive nights, main events of Rated RKO beating Flair/Piper for the World Tag Titles, Bobby Lashley in his ECW debut vs. Hardcore Holly w/ Paul Heyman, and Batista/Lashley vs. Finlay/King Booker 2007: ECW/SmackDown! house show, main event of Undertaker/Batista/Matt Hardy vs. MVP/Finlay/Khali
Not too shabby, 6 shows so far. Granted I've not seen anything out of Manchester, but I've already started saving for WrestleMania 25, wherever on the planet it may be
Who the f*** are Man United, who the f*** are Man United...
Top 10 Current Mark Outs: 1. Santino Marella 2. Rated RKO: Co-Undisputed Champion 3. MVP 4. Cowboy James Storm 5. A.J. Styles 6. Motor City Machine Guns 7. Pro Wrestling NOAH in the UK!!! 8. GM William Regal 9. Chris Jericho 10. Jeff Hardy: Number One Contender
Main event in 94 was Bret v Owen... Great memories!
It was back in the day when it was allowed sitting on the ground behind the barricades, so I was like having ringside tickets despite having paid for the nosebleeds. Sure, there was a bit of war with all the other kids (I argued with at least two mothers...) but it was cool, and it came in handy years later for rock concerts!
I know that over the last several months I've lost a lot of things, and one of them has been my smile ... and I have to find my smile because somewhere along the line I lost it and I don't care if people want to make fun of me because I'm an emotional guy...
Post by Hiroshi Hase on Dec 30, 2007 10:44:34 GMT -5
A MSG house show the night before Unforgiven 2000 and the main event was Trips/Rock/Taker vs. Benoit/Kane/Angle, the same main event as it was a few days earlier on SD, doing nearly the same spots, but still entertaining though.
Survivor Series 2002, one of my favorite PPV's to attend live and watch on tape.
Smackdown 6/26/03 taping, featuring the final appearance of Mr.America teaming with Lesnar and Angle vs. Big Show and WGTT. As well as the debut of Orlando Jordan and Ultimo Dragon and the return of the APA.
That something as inherently ridiculous and trashy as wrestling should be analysed in such an obsessive and cynical manner. It's just a bit of fun!
Post by mattperiolat on Dec 30, 2007 11:59:03 GMT -5
Three shows for me:
WWF House Show at the LA Sports Arena in Dec. of 1989. Main Event was Hogan v. Perfect for the WWF Title. Pretty meh card, but still fun.
Second was Wrestlemania VII at the LA Sports Arena. Lord, was that fun! Crowd was pretty into the card, although I think they were a bit burned out after the Warrior/Savage match and then intermission break before getting to Hogan/Slaughter. It was great fun though.
Third was a RAW show in August of I think '03 at the Pond in Anaheim. Main event was Rock/Shane, Rock's first match back in the E after off making I think Scorpion King. Being four rows away from ringside and watching Shane drop and elbow onto Rock on a ringside table was quite breathtaking.
Like to see another someday, but I've since relocated to Eastern Kentucky and the E doesn't run shows in Lexington or Louisville very often. I should try out OVW though since that is free! Can't beat that.
Michael Joesph Jackson 1958-2009 The music lives always in my heart.
"For those who believe, no explanation is necessary. For those who don't believe, no explanation will do." - Jeff Jarrett on being a fan of pro wrestling
1992 WWE house show (really young though, don't remember much) 2002 WWE House Show - Triple H vs. Brock Lesnar 2004 WWE House Show - Orton vs. Batista, 20 man battle royal 2006 WWE House Show (week before WM) - Cena vs. Edge, Show vs. HHH
^ All above were at Sioux Falls arena in Sioux Falls, SD
May 2005 - WWE Smackdown taping - Eddie Guerrero's "promo" with him just holding Rey's mask July 2006 - WWE Raw: One week after Edge won back the belt February 2007 - WWE Raw: Taker picks Batista
^ All above were at Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, IA
Post by RoloSolo IV on Dec 30, 2007 12:54:19 GMT -5
Its been around 15-20 shows. Some shows I remember going to are :
Royal Rumble 92 Wrestlemania 10 Survivor Series 96 Summerslam 97 Wrestlemania 14 No Way Out 2000 Survivor Series 2000 Royal Rumble 2006 Wrestlemania 24 (soon)
TV Tapings : (Ones i can remember)
WWF Superstars Taping (1990) Dont remember too much on this other than seeing Jake The Snake and Ted Dibiase in cage. Might have been a dark match. Raw Taping (July 93) Manhattan Center Smackdown Taping (2003) Orlando FL Big Show and Brock break ring. Smackdown Taping (Jan 2007) Lakeland FL
House Shows : Alot of House Shows. Last one in Tampa FL last year. Chris Kanyon gets kicked out. XPac joins Triple H and HBK in ring.