Earlier this year, Wouter and I already went to a wrestling event, the WWE Wrestlemania Revenge tour in Brussels. Quite frankly, we were somewhat disappointed by that show. We wanted to see the Undertaker but apparently "The Deadman" is scared of terrorists. It was fun, but I doubt that we'll ever go to another WWE event. Not only because of the pussy, the Undertaker but also because most WWE fans are morons who are only there to film the whole event on their iPad and get pissed off whenever someone decides to stand up and cheer for The Miz or AJ Styles (yeah, the back print on my t-shirt appeared on several of their videos).
Although there was only a handful of people in the audience, the atmosphere was great. I didn't know exactly what to expect from this event, but it did feel like going to see a gig in Antwerp Music City, days after watching some big band on Pukkelpop. No big event can ever top the fun of a small one in my opinion and this wrestling event was no different.
The main ingredients for a decent wrestling event are athleticism, cooperation and humor. I really enjoyed Ivanov, a giant from The Netherlands who was probably the most professional wrestler in the line-up, at least, he looked like he was the most professional. I also like the tag team of Money and Might (Adam Goodrich en Rex Rage) who eventually lost against the mixed tag-team of Emerald Fusion (Phil Boyd en Katey Harvey from Ireland - photo below). Their bout showed a lot of wrestling quality, show, intrigue, humor.
The main event was the cup final between Maddox and Ivanov, and this time, both wrestlers would steal the show. Maddox threw Ivanov into the bar, right in front of our table. For a second I feared that one of the wrestlers would end up on top of my Metal Decks and through the table but that didn't happen. In the end, Maddox was victorious, scoring a pinfall over the previous cup holder.