Gavin and I love to watch wrestling and we’re so lucky that we have a wrestling training center 3 miles from us. When he first showed an interest in it I thought it was just because I told him that I loved wrestling when I was a little girl. Here is a picture of him at his first MCW (Maryland Championship Wrestling) match:
Over the last two years I have seen that while it may have started as that, it has grown into a true love and appreciation of the “sport”. He prefers to watch the behind the scenes shows from the WWE Network and learn about the history of each wrestlers through books (encyclopedias!). He does enjoy the pay-per-views and if you buy the WWE Network for 9.99 a month they are included (normally as much as $60 each without it!).
For his 8th birthday we let him choose a trip or a party and he chose a trip to Boston to see the home of his favorite NFL team, the New England Patriots. Just for the heck of it I looked up the address of the WWE headquarters in Stamford, CT and it was only a mile off the highway we were travelling on! There was nothing to see there – no store or anything to visit which is an untapped market as far as we were concerned – but to see his big smile as he stood in front of the sign made it all worth it.
We have been lucky enough to meet a lot of the wrestlers from the eighties and beyond as well as some of the up and comers who have just been signed to WWE or are training to be noticed. I’ve created this page to share our meetings, pictures and thoughts for those of you who also love wrestling 🙂 I will share the good, bad and the ugly. Of course I will add any awesome deals I come across on wrestling items too!
Bret Hart, Jimmy Hart, Danny Davis
Bret Hart has been my favorite wrestler since I went to my first WWF match when I was seven years old. He stood in the ring, looking out over the crowd, and waved to my brother and I. For my 42nd birthday, my family pitched in and bought me passes to meet him and have a professional picture taken with him. My face looks goofy in the picture because as soon as I walked away I started crying. I met my first “hero” and he was just as great as I thought he would be. I told him that I had been a fan since I was seven and I was so happy to meet him and he said, “Well then, let’s make this a great picture!” Jimmy Hart and Danny Davis were just as nice.
Wow, Hillbilly Jim….he’s a talker!! The guards who were guiding people to his table had to hurry him up but he would just smile and keep talking. If you remember him from the eighties, you’ll probably think of everyone jumping up and dancing when he came out. He has charisma that can light up a room! He asked Gavin if I was his sister so he won me over right away, lol. Great guy – one of the few who didn’t make you pay for a picture AND then pay again for an autograph. He really loves his fans!!
Cody Rhodes (aka. Stardust)
Kevin Nash and Scott Hall
Rey was great with Gavin! Asked him questions and really took the time to talk to him.
Sean Studd (son of 80’s great Big John Studd)
Sean has not interacted with the fans at any of the three matches we have seen him in. That tells me all I need to know.
Lio Rush (Recently signed to WWE)
Super nice guy who loves his fans!
Greg the Hammer Valentine
Brutus the Barber Beefcake
The Honky Tonk Man
Koko B Ware