Last week I attended the Wrestlemania festivities in Miami, Florida. Travelling all the way from sunny Hull, to Heathrow airport, to Miami International. It was a week long trip that cost almost £2000 in total, including flights, hotel, tickets, and spending money. But it was worth every single penny.
For none wrestling fans it would seem crazy to spend that much money on something as silly as the WWE, and I’m not here to convince non-fans why they should like wrestling, that would be like someone trying to explain to me why they spend endless amounts of money on going to football games or One Direction concerts - people like, and are entertained, by different things.
That’s what it boils down to. Wrestling entertains me. It also frustrates me and makes me angry at times, but that all adds to the appeal. I appreciate the hard work and effort that these men and women put in over 300+ days a year for the fans. I appreciate the athleticism, the story-telling, the drama, the comedy, the backstage politics, the rumour-mill, the highs and the lows. And experiencing this live is like nothing else on earth, and for any fan of wrestling, I recommend to attend Wrestlemania at least once in your life.