Wish I'd seen this thread before I went. Like you seanz this was my first TV taping. Like you say couple of those did happen but thankfully no trailers for the latest WWE Films amongst the DVD ads and even more thankfully no 're-dos'. The way Pity and Pier Six described that made it sound like something that could kill the whole show dead.
Maybe we just got it lucky this week?
Despite the fact that you're watching men and women wearing similar or less, you can't wear trunks & a t-shirt in the crowd, as Sky don't allow it.
Found that out at the last taping.
There was a guy dressed as Zack Ryder in the bar area before the show in just his purple trunks, knee pads, boots and t-shirt on Monday.
Oh trust me, it's true. I was in the nosebleeds for Smackdown in 2008, but you can feel some heat.
I know this is probably complete crap but I heard you can feel the heat of the flames when he does his entrance right from the back of the building is this true?
BTW Thanks to all responses so far very interesting.
Having never seen Kane live, I always assumed that was exaggerated but you are right it's not. Was sitting a couple of rows up in first raised section above the arena floor and it was hot.
That every div in your row -- and they all will be divs -- is going to go to the toilet or just for a wander about a million times during the show, so you're constantly getting up to let people past. It's as bad as Mass, with all the sit-stand-sit-stand annoyance. I assume that isn't specific to wrestling, though.
Assume? Your assumption is correct.
We definitely just got lucky.
That didn't happen to me once; talking about WWE not at Mass. Not just my row but I didn't see many people moving about at the rows around either. It seemed closer to the theatre crowd or at football/rugby where everyone keeps their legs crossed because you don't really want to miss anything than at the cinema or a concert where it seems a lot of the crowd couldn't care less about that and you get the up-down situation you described.
Obviously, the longer the show the more people are going to walk past for a burst. Which is probably why Kenn Dodd and cricket at any of the major grounds are the worst for that - although with the latter part of the point is walking around the ground anyway.
Yeah, as others have said, the pyro is ridiculously loud and even worse if you are not expecting it.
I once took my then girlfriend to see a WWE show in 2002. Didn't realise she was scared of fireworks before (used to be deaf and scared of loud noises) and so didn't even think to mention it. I certainly did afterwards.
Thanks mate can't wait!
£15.00 for a program ouch I have only ever paid a fiver at a football ground for one of those.
At least they haven't gone up! I remember they were charging that for programmes back in the '90s. £15 was a lot of money back then. That said was laziest I've seen - just pictures with height, weight and Twitter address for each at. At least back in the day you'd get a little write-up on the ones nearer the front or if not that you'd have something about their catchphrase and finishing move.
The worst one was at the opera a few years ago which was £15 for a bunch of photos, a couple of tiny write-ups and mostly adverts. That I did
feel ripped off by.
I know whhat you mean mate. I think its one of those at the time you just wanna enjoy the show and not bother starting a scene. But on second thought you realise you should have said something. Other issue with security was that it was generaly crap. You probably heard but 2 guys jumped in the ring after the show finished leaving Justin Roberts to sort them our.
Yeah, that was rubbish. At least it happened once the show was done and not in an actual match like you used to get on Raw/Nitro but the security was crap to let it happen at all. Roberts looked like Goldberg there. Yet another reason why Justin Roberts > Tony Chimel.