My first show would have been in the late 60's in Shreveport, LA - all I remember is that Haystacks Calhoun was huge and that the heel tag team was wearing yellow masks and slipped metal plates into their masks before giving head butts. I was hooked.
I may have been at the show in Denver in 86 that Villano VII went to but was too drunk from 1984-88 to remember. I do remember seeing the WWF & NWA in Denver within two nights of each other - the Midnight Express took on the Rock N' Roll Express and they were all too drunk to make it even look good.....and after the WWF show we bought lapdances at Shotgun Willie's for Brett Hart & Barry "Black Widow" Windham.
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My first live show? King of the Ring, '96. Seats about 15 rows back. Not a bad event to start with. :)
Best memory? Not the coining of Austin 3:16, or seeing HHH in a dark match, or cheering for Lief Cassidy... it was during the first round of the tournament, during the Vader match. Cameraman swings by our section, and everyone's making the "V for Vader" sign. Cameraman shakes his head, makes a thumbs-down motion (he's a *heel* people!) and everyone kept cheering for him anyway. heh.
My first event was back in 1990 I believe, just a house show in Ottawa. I saw Tatanka lose to the million Dollar Man in the opening match. this was before "Tatanka" became a household name and was givin the rep of being undefeated for like years or something. they didn't fool me.
I also went to this "Big 20 match spectacular event" where i got to see Rick the Model Matel wrestle 4 times against jobbers.
the worst show I ever attended was the raw the night after the screwjob in montreal. I watched the Survivor Series PPV the night before and was totally unaware of what was goin on with the whole Bret situation, so i went in and bought this hart foundation shirt and was all set to see the Hitman. During the shotgun taping I went and phoned my sister to tell her she was missing the coolest thing ever, and that I bought her a hart foundation shirt. She told me she had been watching a bit of nitro and they said Bret Hart would be coming to wcw...I was in shock!..no fuck'n way was that happening. I went back to my seat and told the rest of the people i was with and they told me i was full of shit...anyways there was no sign of the hart foundation that night or anyone else worth while...really really sucked
My first live event was back in the 80's. It was an NWA card (live in Tampa) with most of my favorite wrestlers in the house. Nikita Koloff (the man Goldberg WISHES he could be), my all time favorite wrestler, kicked the ever-lovin' shit out of Big Bubba Rogers (sumbitch actually did a stretcher job after taking a VICIOUS Russian Sickle!), and my two favorite tag teams New Breed and The Fabulous Ones going at it in a 1/2 hour semi-main event. Needles to say, it kicked ass!
A friend in need is a friend indeed, but a friend with weed is MUCH better!
This entire argument boils down to "because wrestling was more popular in 1999 than 2010, everyone in 1999 was a bigger star than everyone in 2010", which is flimsy. Bret Hart headlined during lean years compared to the Attitude era: