WWE Barclaycard Arena – Birmingham

Sin Cara

There are three things that Isaac adores at the moment – WWE, Doctor Who and Ghostbusters.

Sadly Dr Who is off our screens at the moment and we have to wait until July for the new Ghostbusters so there was only thing left for a pre-birthday treat, a trip to see WWE Live when it arrived in Birmingham last weekend.

The WrestleMania Revenge Tour is currently on tour of the UK and includes episodes of both Raw and SmackDown, much to the Hubby and the boys delight.

We arrived in Birmingham in good time so decided to have a bite to eat in Gourmet Burger Kitchen which was pricey but delicious. We were convinced we were sat next to a star of WWE but sadly have no idea who it was apart from the fact he was huge and had a very expensive looking watch!

We have been to WWE before but there has never been anything to do other than eat or shop. This time Isaac got to pose with a WWE Championship Belt and see his photo up on the WWE Kids facebook page and check his height against some cardboard cut outs of his favourite stars.

WWE Birmimgham

The venue was packed and the atmosphere can only be described as lively with adults and children all eager for the action to begin. The first match was between the wrestler we all love to hate Stardust against the king of the spins Cesaro. During the match there were some funny moments with stardust and Cesaro won after the Cesaro Swing!

Stardust Vs Cesaro

Next up was one of Isaac’s favourites – Sin Cara from the Lucha Dragons who was to fight Tyler Breeze. Sin Cara won with a Swanton but Breeze got on the mic saying he wouldn’t leave until he got a victory selfie. It went all dark and then out came Jack Swagger who beat Breeze really quickly with an ankle lock.

Sin Cara

The next match was Kane vs Rusev. I have to admit that this was a match that went on a little too long for our liking with Kane finally winning with a chokeslam.

Kane vs Rusev

Thankfully the next match was much more fun with the WWE Tag Team Championship featuring the brilliant New Day, who made the best entrance of the night complete with a trombone and swagger, versus Braun Strowman and Erick Rowan of the Wyatt’s. Their entrance was just as good as the lights went out before the they came in and the whole arena lit up with everyone lifting their phone on high – it was a real spectacle to behold. Of course is was the New Day who won with their double finish!

New Day

A break followed with the chance to stretch the legs and a comfort stop before the second half of the evening commenced with Hubby and the teen’s favourites – the Diva’s. Charlotte who came out with Ric Flair, beat Sasha Banks and Becky Lynch to retain the WWE Women’s Title.

WWE Diva's

The first time we saw WWE Live, Kian really enjoyed the USO Twins and much to his delight they were back tonight versus the Dudley Boys.  The Dudley’s teased by offering tables but sadly they never appeared, despite the crowd shouting “We want Tables” and the Uso’s won after double super kick.

Dudley's vs Uso's

The final match of the night belonged to the WWE World Heavyweight Championship between Seamus and Roman Reigns. I was really surprised when both men were booed, although Seamus fully deserved it for winding up the Birmingham audience with jibes about being no longer in the Premier League. I have to admit that I like Roman Reigns so was really pleased when he won and I have nothing but admiration for him as instead of heading out of the ring and straight back to his dressing room after his victory, he stopped and signed autographs and posed for selfies with his fans for a really long time. I am just disappointed that we couldn’t get close ourselves.

Seamus vs Reigns

All in all it was a brilliant night out and we are hoping to get to NXT in June at Bournemouth International Centre.

Disclaimer: We were guests of WWE and received a family ticket for the purpose of a review, all thoughts are our own.

25 thoughts on “WWE Barclaycard Arena – Birmingham

  1. Globalmouse says:

    I love that photo of him holding up the WWE Championship Belt!! My four year old is really into wrestling so I might have to look into taking him, he would love it!
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  2. Evelina says:

    Exciting experience! Your little boy must have been in heaven!
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  3. Raffa says:

    Hahaha how cool! It’s really cool that the “divas” championship is now women championship isn’t it? Really empowering! Stardust vs Cesaro was a great match.
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  4. Fi Ni Neachtain says:

    How amazing that you were guests of WWE! My brother was crazy about wrestling when he was younger, he had all the merch and one of those belts that spins around. Looks like you had a great time!

  5. Sonia says:

    Sounds like a great experience! I used to love watching Big Daddy and Giant Haystacks when I was little ;O)
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  6. We love WWE and have just been to the Newcastle event this week – it’s something we do every year and even though I don’t watch it at any other time, even I have a great time as it’s such a good atmosphere x
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  7. It sounds like quite a show. I used to watch wrestling on a Saturday when I was a kid, but it looks like things have changed a bit since then
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  8. Sonya Cisco says:

    Looks like quite the spectacle! Cant say wrestling does it for me, but I totally see why kids love it – and I do enjoy the theatrical side and all the loud rock music obvs!
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  9. Michelle says:

    I was so into WWE (or WWF as it was back then!) when I was a teenager. We’ve been to see it a couple of times at the O2 in London – such a great night out for us all!
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  10. I love that your kid got to see his favourite idols in action and by the looks of it, it was an action packed night!
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  11. Lilinha says:

    WWE sounds great! We’ve never been before but would love to!

  12. My partner is WWE crazy, he gets up at 4am to watch it every week on sky. He missed this when it was on in Newcastle this week as he has been working away. It sounds like you had a great time xx
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  13. Oliver says:

    I used to watch this when it was still WWF… probably shouldn’t have because I was a kid and this is pretty aggressive lol

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  14. Alana says:

    Ahh it looks like Isaac had a fantastic time! He must have loved being able to hold the belt. I have to admit I’m not looking forward to my little one getting into things like this … I might leave it up to my husband to do the wrestling events! On the other hand, we do what makes them happy so it’s worth it!
    Alana x
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  15. tots2travel says:

    Oh my goodness the belt is bigger than his head! He must have loved it.

  16. karen says:

    That sounded great, my daughter would of loved that she’s a big John Cena fan.

  17. Joanna says:

    Looks like ur son had a lovely time and found it a great experience I’m not keen in wrestling myself though.

  18. What an amazing experience for him! Your photos look fab…you got so close to the action!! eeeek! My mummy used to live WWF! 😉
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  19. Your little boy must have been in heaven! He looks like he’s enjoying every single minute of it. My little girl likes Doctor Who too, but not wrestling or ghostbusters… at least not yet 😉
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  20. Jen says:

    My boys would be green with envy. They are both really in to WWE at the moment

  21. Sounds like a lot of fun, I love the drama of it all!

  22. I would love to see WWE live!! I looovvveee Roman Reigns! My son is wrestling crazy, as is the big kid aka the hubby lol x
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  23. What a fun event! That championship belt is as big as Isaac!!!
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  24. Erica Price says:

    Looks like Isaac had the best time. I wonder who the chap in the restaurant was.
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  25. Shell Louise says:

    I used to be hooked on wrestling when I was a teenager. I collected the cards and had the full set.
    The only name I’ve heard of in your post is Ric Flair! I realllly disliked him when I used to watch!
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