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11 hours ago, eugenespeed said:

They did a show at the Whitley Bay Ice Rink in Spring 1993. 

This was before the Newcastle Arena was built, wonder if they would have played there if it was? 

They did 3 or 4 shows there I think. You might not be aware but before the arena was built the ice rink was the big venue in the area. All sorts have played there, from Metallica and AC/DC to Kylie Minogue and Wham. Was a bit too early for me to be going to gigs but can remember hearing them from my home down the road. 

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The Colosseum like stadium they used to run in Nimes looked really cool.

If we're counting NXT...   This place they ran in Paris looks amazing

Following on from discussion of WWE running shows at Peterborough Ice Rink, I thought it would be interesting to discuss/dig up some unusual venues that WWE have run over the years. I’m somewhat

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1 hour ago, Finbar said:

They did 3 or 4 shows there I think. You might not be aware but before the arena was built the ice rink was the big venue in the area. All sorts have played there, from Metallica and AC/DC to Kylie Minogue and Wham. Was a bit too early for me to be going to gigs but can remember hearing them from my home down the road. 

I didn't realise how big it was, I've never actually been it. (I don't think I've actually ever been near it!) 

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Smackdown ran a house show in 2005 in Dublin at the RDS Arena, which is the home ground of the Leinster rugby team.  Apparently drew over 20,000 fans.  I can't find any good pictures from the event, but there are a couple of poor quality videos on Youtube.

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15 hours ago, tiger_rick said:

The Battle Royal at the Royal Albert Hall always fascinated me as a kid. Such a different venue to everything else you saw on their shows. I still love that show. It's just so unique. Taker's entrance being particularly great.

 

A Sumo tournament was held that same year too in the same building. 1991 was an odd year for that place.

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8 hours ago, Briefcase said:

I went to Takeover in Texas as part of WrestleMania 32 weekend and thought the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Centre was odd. 

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In that sort of situation, where the upper tier of seating is so much higher than the floor, I always wondered if it would be possible to bring in some sort of temporary, tiered seating to make the view better and not have as many floor seats. I've always regretted buying floor seats as the view is so bad(usually from those in front refusing to sit down, or jumping up every 2 minutes).

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2 hours ago, jazzygeofferz said:

Don't forget when Nitro started WCW used to present it live from the Mall Of America. 

WCW was always better at taking risks and displaying a willingness to try out new ideas. I dare say that AEW was starting to go down that road too, with an episode of Dynamite on Chris Jericho's cruise etc, before Covid struck.

The Kevin Dunn formula of everything having to look perfect is so shit and anti-wrestling.

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Didn't WWE do Shotgun Saturday Night from their nightclub in NYC?

EDIT: Got two things conflated. Shotgun did broadcast from nightclub locations around NY, but their nightclub/restaurant "The World" never did it.

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8 minutes ago, Carbomb said:

Didn't WWE do Shotgun Saturday Night from their nightclub in NYC?

EDIT: Got two things conflated. Shotgun did broadcast from nightclub locations around NY, but their nightclub/restaurant "The World" never did it.

Didn't they do it in a train station one time? 

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One of the first clips I downloaded via p2p software. Probably took 3 hours to download a grainy 30 second clip at the 4th attempt after the previous three were deliberately misleading bestiality porn.

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14 hours ago, bbabba said:

Smackdown ran a house show in 2005 in Dublin at the RDS Arena, which is the home ground of the Leinster rugby team.  Apparently drew over 20,000 fans.  I can't find any good pictures from the event, but there are a couple of poor quality videos on Youtube.

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I went to that show as I'd never seen Austin and never been to Dublin so two birds and all that. In my memory the stadium looked nothing like the one at the top and Wikipedia tells me that was built in 2006 so I may be right. 

I think at the time there was one grandstand and three sides of temporary bleachers, all packed in quite tightly so it had an outdoor arena feel but on a smaller scale. 

Definitely the most unique show I've been to, and the only outdoor one other than Wrestlemania. It certainly lives in the memory more than the countless identikit indoor arena shows. 

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2 hours ago, tiger_rick said:

One of the first clips I downloaded via p2p software. Probably took 3 hours to download a grainy 30 second clip at the 4th attempt after the previous three were deliberately misleading bestiality porn.

I hope you kept the porn for later use?

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