Well, hell, I'll take the bait and respond to the question -- yeah, I usually hit the show about 2-3 times a month (when my work schedule doesn't get in the way). I also try to hit at least one houseshow a month as well. Definitely hitting the show on Saturday (although I kinda wish they were still having it in the St. Theresa gym . . . I miss that old place for the houseshows).
I've been taping the show since 2001 as well. Since I just got a DVD-recorder, I've been starting to tape them on DVD now.
First of all I wasn't trying to mask a plug, if you aren't interested in reading the reports, don't go there. I only put it up because I read a couple of other posts here asking what was going on in OVW because they couldn't find any reports on it. Simple as that. If you were offended by the post, I apologize and I will try not to e so informative in the future.
Snookum, thanks for responding (or "taking the bait"). I try to make it to the TV Tapings, and I will be at the show Saturday. I have never been to the ST. Theresa. Cornette said Saturday on the TV show that they want to try to get 500 in the Davis Arena. That would be great for the Crusade, but I don't know where everyone will sit!
livedog, are you part of the fanclub or do you wait in the regular line for the show on Wednesdays? I joined the fanclub last year and it does have its perks, but I think there's only been two times in the new place that they ran out of space and had to stop people from coming in (and one of those times was the opening night that had Benoit and a few others from WWE show up.
I have to say, it is cool to be standing there in line and see some of the wrestlers just walk on by to get into the place. Or someone like Synn coming out for a smoke before the show. I remember stuff like Linda Miles cleaning out trash after the shows (because that's what all the newcomers did when they first got there). Pretty wild stuff in a way.
I'm just a regular line guy Is the fan club worth it? I have looked at it, but wasn't sure. They usually have special seating at the TV taping for the fan club, but two weeks ago they made everyone come in and start filling the seats on the right hand side first. I didn't get to go last week so I don't know if they are still trying that.
With the fan club you get tickets to the WWE events in town, are the seats any good?
I'll put it this way, the fan-club does pay for itself. You get the free $20 video, the $20 t-shirt, the seating beforehand (which can usually give you a decent seat somewhere in the building), the autograph picture, and then the added bonus of them usually setting up an autograph signing for the fanclub people at the Six Flags shows and when the WWE people come over (like the recent time Rico, Cena, and Victoria where there - fanclub people got to go first, and then those not in the fanclub came after, leaving a handful of people unable to get autographs when they had to close off the line due to time).
The tickets for the WWE shows are comp - so you usually get the cheapest seats possible for the show. I normally sell my tickets to a co-worker and pay for better seats, thus making getting my money back there. They are definitely the cheapest seats possible, however, so that's a bit of a bummer.
I know there's some talk of doing some reorganizing on that whole fanclub front, so maybe things will change for the better. You do get your money's worth, but it's not really THAT much better than what you get if you don't join. The only advantage is being more first-come, first serve when it comes to getting in and the autograph sessions.
Man, I really like Benoit being champ. The other weekend I bought the Backlash DVD, and I have to admit, that triple-threat match was better than the Wrestlemania XX match. And the crowd was HOT throughout the match.