Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Live wrestling

I did something over the weekend I hadn't done in a long time. I went to a live wrestling event. It was Main Stream Wrestling at the rink in Musquodoboit Harbour.

I went to the event with my son, who noticed the posters and wanted to go. We ended up getting ringside seats which were only $12 each. There was a good crowd there. I'm glad there was a pretty good turnout. Hopefully they will return some time. The canteen was busy, a lot of people there ordered fries and poutine. We ate beforehand at Gazoo's in Porters Lake which is open again for the summer. It's always a treat there.

They had some tables off to the side with merchandise. They had a lot of WWE action figures. We got some hard to find ones Matt Hardy and Mankind. That was an unexpected find.

The show itself was very good. The doors opened at 6:30 for a 7:30 start. There were some entertaining matches. The quality of the wrestling was good. The fighters interacted with the fans a lot more than they do on TV. So that was cool. One of the guys Grimez, was huge, over 7 feet tall. He had green face paint and was in the main event.

If you go to their site they are doing a spring tour. So if you're in the Atlantic provinces they may be coming to a venue near you soon. They will be in Dartmouth on April 30.

I hadn't been to live wrestling in a long time. Well over 20 years. I used to go to Atlantic Grand Prix wrestling at the Halifax Forum on Thursday nights in the mid 80s. It was a good time at the Main Stream wrestling event. Well organized with quality fighters and action. It was good entertainment for the cost.

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