When left up to me, I will probably not do the right thing.
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: North Jersey - Hoboken, NJ
Re: Your personal favorite moments in wrestling
A few that I attended in person:
1) SummerSlam 2002: HBK's first match in 4.5 years which took place an hour from where I grew up. By the time late 2000 rolled around, I pretty much gave up hope that he would ever wrestle again. But when it was announced in Summer '02 that he would not only wrestle again, but wrestle very much with in driving distance of me, I had to go. The match delivered well beyond my expectations and the crowd there live was absolutely amazing during the match and after. Absolutely amazing night. Happy as a pig in shit to this day that I go to go to this show.
2) Survivoer Series 2002: Literally 3 months after the moment I mentioned above. Shawn's second match in 4.5 years. The SummerSlam match was billed as his last match ever. But when I heard he would be wrestling at Survivor Series in the first ever Elimination Chamber match ever, and for the title, I was blown away. Even moreso when I heard the show was going to be at MSG; even closer to where I grew up than where SummerSlam was. So, obviously, I had to go to this. Thought it would for sure be the last time I ever saw Shawn wrestled. I grew up in the 90's, and was one of those 'WWF kids' in the northeast in the NY/NJ metropolitan area, so I went to a ton of MSG house shows as a kid that Shawn wrestled in. So, even though I thought Shawn had zero chance of winning this match, I still had to go for nostalgia sake and seeing Shawn wrestle live one last time at the Garden, and what I thought would be his last match ever, in any arena.
Match was great, and to the surprise of everyone in the building, they actually put the title on Shawn. You can tell no one thought he would win by the crowd reaction right after he wins. If you watch it on TV/DVD/Network, they do a great pull-away shot where you see almost the entire arena and fans in attendance, and not only is it loud as fuck, but you can see all of the bodies from this camera shot up on their feet, jumping up and down, and flailing their arms. Great camera shot. Great reaction. One of the loudest and most animated reactions from a crowd that I've ever witnessed. Soooo much fun. Great memories that I'll never forget and will never be matched again.
I miss crowds like that. The fans back then were soooo much better than what we get today.
My slice of Heaven
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