Since 1990 I've been to a lot of (WCW and WWF/E) house shows (mainly in Germany), and to two big shows in NYC (Royal Rumble 2000 and ROH Glory By Honor VI Night 2), but this will be my first ever Wrrrrrestlemania!
Who else is going?
(Fyi: Pre-Sale started earlier today on ticketmaster.com.
There are a few pre-sale passwords making the rounds; I've used: WM30TM )
I'm in. WWE is handing out pre-sale codes like candy. They e-mailed me WWEVIP and the CM Punk facebook said to use CMPUNK (which I did). I hate how it didn't let me pick what section I want, just what you are willing to pay and give you "best available." Since I spent 20 minutes looking at ticketmaster telling me "an error had occured" I ended up with 139 (first one it showed me) which is way too close to the entrance and further from the ring. But it is better than I expected (was thinking I'll get a 300 series or 200 series at best).
Can't Wait! Got to buy tickets to Raw, too, when they go on sale.
Yeah, WrestleManias are must-dos. My personal WrestleMania trilogy (24 - great, 25 - awful, 28 - great) is complete but someday, I'll attend my fourth. There really is nothing like being in a stadium for WrestleMania.
I never had any desire to see a WM in person (spending all that money, travel hassles, I hate crowds, etc), but reading this thread makes me feel like I have to make it happen someday. I hate you all.
Originally posted by SchippeWreckWith Summerslam exclusive to L.A. for the moment, though, it don't see us getting a Wrestlemania anytime soon. Hopefully, there will be one within reasonable travel distance.
I keep thinking we're sure to get one once they build Farmer's Field, right? Whenever that is....
The whole WrestleMania weekend experience is totally worth it. Go to Axxess, meet some wrestlers, get your picture taken with them, get some autographs. Get dressed up (you must, it's wrestling prom) and go to the Hall of Fame. Sit in the stadium and watch the (literally) biggest show of the year. Then cap it off by going to RAW. WrestleMania weekend is legit fun.
I went to Wrestlemania 23 at Ford's Field. Also, went to both of the Ring of Honor shows that were on the same weekend. By the time I made it to WM I was a bit burned out. I think going to the ROH show is a must but if there's two of them again I say only pick one. I miss the State Fairgrounds :(
Everyone talking about Axxess, I think this will be one of WWE's better experiences. I'm biased due to it being my hometown, but the NFL loves the Superbowl in New Orleans because of how close everything is. Its only a 1 mile walk from the Convention Center (where Axxess will be) to the Superdome and New Orleans Arena, and there's multiple bus routes connecting them too.
And you'll only walk past a few dozen bars and restaurants on the walk.
BTW, the ROH shows will be a good distance away. You'll probably have to get a cab if you're staying at a downtown hotel.
Rip Rodgers wrestled on the very first live event I went to when I was 6 years old, Christmas Eve of 1983. He was feuding with Rick McCord at the time, which culminated in a match where the loser had to wear an "I Am A Nerd" t-shirt.