Monday, January 2, 2012

WWE Raw House Show Review


This year I am committed to blogging more. The first thing I'm going to do to blog more often is to just write about whatever it is that I'm interested in. In that spirit you can expect movie and book reviews, political ramblings, Warhammer and other hobby related posts, and lots of talk about professional wrestling.

I am hopeful that many of my friends that share one of my interests may catch my enthusiasm for the others.

I've been very productive on the hobby front and have a lot of pictures and thoughts to share in the near future. This being an election year also means I have a lot to talk about on that front. The first subject I would like to write about is professional wrestling.

The gal got us tickets to a WWE Raw house show in DC on December 29. It was a ton of fun.

Here is a good run down of the event.

I had a lot of fun. It was three hours of almost nonstop wrestling. Unlike a televised event most of the matches went on for 10+ minutes and there was little in the way of promos. It was very different than an episode of Smackdown or Raw that only have about an hour and twenty minutes after commercials and of that time maybe forty minutes might have actual wrestling. Instead of forty minutes we got close to three hours and it was awesome.

I even managed to have a good time with the Divas match. Usually they are tiresome and I am endlessly debating on if it is more sexist of me to watch the Divas matches than it is to get a drink or otherwise avoid them. The match at the house show, however, was solid and it really played off of Beth Phoenix and Eve's ability to work the crowd. I was sure Beth was going to beat up some foul mouthed child and there was a lot of good crowd interaction. They even had a decent actual match. I don't expect them to put on a Bryan Danielson versus Samoa Joe match or anything, but it was much better than anything I've seen televised for years.

Overall it was a very good time. CM Punk put on a great match with the Miz. Dolph Ziggler was entertaining and a great heel. Mason Ryan even wrestled decently and got a really big pop from the audience. Kane and Cena was boring but that's probably because I have no dog in that fight.

Overall, it was a lot of fun and it was very cool to see Mick Foley, CM Punk, Dolph Ziggler, and many others in person.

Expect a lot of hobby related posts in the future! I have been on a big Warhammer Fantasy phase lately and I have a lot to share about that.

Adios!

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