Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Fun Times @ Fanboy Expo Knoxville Comic Con

Captain's Log:  Over the weekend, I got to experience my first ever Comic Con at the Fanboy Expo in Knoxville.  Man, I had a blast!  If you enjoy wrestling, comics and television this was the place to be.  There was something for everybody as the iconic William Shatner was in the building as well as Billy Dee Williams, "Mini Me" Verne Troyer, "Superman" Dean Cain, "I Dream of Jeannie" Barbara Eden, "Mary Ann" from Gilligan's Island, Dawn Wells, "Flash Gordon" Sam J. Jones, Lea Thompson, Micky Dolenz from The Monkees and the stars from The Dukes of Hazzard! 

As far as wrestlers that were in attendance:  Scott Hall and Kevin Nash were there as well as Jeff Hardy, Buff Bagwell, Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson, The Rock 'n' Roll Express, Chase Stevens, Angelina Love, Crazzy Steve, Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat and the 16X World Champion and 2X Hall of Famer "Nature Boy" Ric Flair.  Woooooo!!!

It was so awesome being there alongside my brother, Ricky as he met his hero 
Ricky wasn't the only one "Stylin' and Profilin'" in a custom made robe
One highlight was seeing everyone that was dressed up in their favorite costume

Meeting Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat
Next was a real treat as I met the stunning and feisty New Yorker, GinaMarie Zimmerman, runner-up from Big Brother Season 15.  Total sweetheart.
Later on, while meeting Jeff Hardy, he saw my autograph picture from GinaMarie and this sparked a surprise Big Brother conversation with "The Charismatic Enigma".
Smiles and excitement everywhere.  It reminded me of my first WrestleMania experience, making me feel like a little kid again.  Can't beat the sheer joy that was present in Knoxville.  Just some Good Ol' Calls!!!

Friday, April 25, 2014

WrestleMania XXX: Day 4-Monday, April 7th

On Monday, we took the ferry into the French Quarter
 And grabbed a bite to eat at Deuce McAllister's restaurant

Then, it was time to head on over to The Smoothie King Center to catch the most anticipated episode of Raw each year, the night after WrestleMania

The crowd was electric the whole night, going bonkers, chanting and singing in unison

The Ultimate Warrior captivated his legions of fans one more time with his final appearance.  So happy to see his iconic career come full circle.  I highly encourage those with the WWE Network to check out Warrior: The Ultimate Legend. 
Always Believe

While exiting the arena, there was yet another Bob Backlund sighting as he was spotted engaging everyone like only the Hall of Famer can

This marked the end of our memorable WrestleMania getaway as we bid a Cajun farewell to The Big Easy and The Silverdome.....I mean Superdome.  Who Dat?

Sunday, April 20, 2014

WrestleMania XXX: Day 3-Sunday, April 6th

Sunday had arrived, so that meant WrestleMania XXX was upon us
Time to witness the majesty and pageantry of "The Showcase of The Immortals"

Such an iconic scene with these three legends in the ring together

Cesaro slammed Big Show over the top-rope to win the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal

Bray Wyatt had quite the impressive showing versus John Cena in his WrestleMania debut
Everything was going great...

Until The Streak ended.  This shocking decision literally sucked the life out of the Superdome.  I thought and hoped the ref had simply botched the count, but no such luck.  It was over.  Still believe it was a Bad Call and one that the WWE will regret for years to come.  If it was going to end it should have already ended or if The Undertaker wasn't physically able to compete he should have stayed at home so the streak would live on.  Why Brock Lesnar?  I get that Taker is a devoted UFC fan and him and Brock are probably pals, but there's enough people in the chain of command that had to think this was a mistake.  For the WWE to build up The Undertaker's Streak throughout the years as something so sacred it's quite the injustice to Taker, the WWE and all the fans the way it ended.  There should have been more theatrics involved with such a conclusion and a way better story.  The build for this match and the match itself was lackluster.  I had such high hopes going into the battle.  How about giving the rub to someone like Bray Wyatt?  Just think about the creepy adventure these two would have taken the viewers along.  The thing about it is Bray Wyatt is going to be there tomorrow night on RAW.  Brock Lesnar will not.  Also, The streak ending completely overshadowed Cesaro and Daniel Bryan's colossal WrestleMania moments.
Purple and gold confetti rained down on everyone inside the Superdome after Daniel Bryan defied the odds by winning the WWE World Heavyweight Championship on "The Grandest Stage of Them All" WrestleMania.  YES!  YES!  YES!