Learning to break kayfabe
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: San Antonio, TX
My observations from Laredo House Show
First of all let me appologize in advance if I use the wrong lingo, since I am new to the wrestling forum world, but here I go.
I know it was just a house show and what happened during the show isn't necessarily what is planned storyline wise for television. With that said, Saturday's show was quite interesting. For example Bully Ray was a 100% face. He was cheered during his match with Mr. Anderson and even brought a kid with Down Syndrome into the ring after the match for a pose down (Hulk Hogan Style). Mr. Anderson was 100% Heel as he was slinging out ethnic slurs and jokes towards the Mexican-American crowd. Also, a masked Wes Briscoe and unmasked Luke Gallows (not sure what TNA will call him) were a tag team vs Chavo and Hernandez and I think we will probably see them paired on TV in the near future. TNA was shoving Chavo and Hernandez down our throats with the Meet and Greet at Direct Auto prior to the show and again at the arena. I started thinking TNA gave the belts to them short term for this tour of South Texas the last two nights. Also, Daniels competed solo vs AJ Styles and he shined on the mic for a good 5 minutes prior to the match starting. Daniels' character evolved quite a bit from what I've seen on TV. He reminded me of Ric Rude as he was dancing erotically and ranting about how sexy he is. I know he has been doing this on TV but it was much more tonight than what we have seen from him. My wife was really entertained by him, normally she can't stand him. Lastly there was probably between 500-1000 in attendance. By no means am I good at estimating a crowd but I think this is a good estimate. I noticed that every single person that participated in the meet and greet (150-200) bought merchandise. TNA made a killing on Merchandise sales. They likely make more at the merch table than gate sales. With all this said, I went to a WWE event in August and it doesn't come close to a TNA event. TNA really cares about their fans and my son and I had a blast!