WWE Bournemouth April 2015

WWE Bournemouth

Back in November we were lucky enough to be invited to see WWE in Bournemouth and the boys adored every minute of the action packed show, so when we were invited back to see it this week we couldn’t say no.

My twitter timeline is a little manic and I often miss things that are going on locally, but thankfully Hubby keeps me up to date with events and spotted that Goldust was visiting Game at Castlepoint before the show to sign autographs, so I collected wristbands for all of us a few days before and headed over there an hour before the event was due to start, expecting to be one of the first there……..I couldn’t have been more wrong and was surprised by the length of the building queue.

I have to admit that it was brilliantly organised and we were soon moving quickly and got to meet the man himself within half an hour of the doors opening.  Watching as the queue snaked round he did seem quite quiet, but he was a genuinely lovely man who cracked a joke and took time to speak to each one of the children as he signed autographs.

Goldust

The kids came away bouncing and full of excitement about what was to come later, but for now it was home for some dinner before we headed back out the door.

We arrived at the BIC at 6.45pm ready for the doors to open at 7pm.  I cannot believe just how busy it was, with men, women and children of all ages bubbling with anticipation.  The plan was to get Isaac a t-shirt but sadly their kids range consisted of one size that would have swamped him, so he got a book instead.  As we walked inside the arena was all lit up with smoke machines going off behind to add to the atmosphere.

The lights dimmed, the crowd roared and the music started pumping………it was time to begin.

Isaac wasn’t sure at first as it was very very noisy but when Ryback and Kane arrived in the ring and started fighting he soon joined in with the chanting “Feed Me More”

WWE Bournemouth

By the time the Prime Time Players came on against The Ascension he had relaxed into it and was stamping his feet and clapping along with the rest of the audience.

The whole production is pure Pantomime with cheers for the heroes and Boo’s for the villains and it is easy to understand how people get hooked on this sport and the arrival of Goldust got the biggest cheer of the evening so far.

WWE Bournemouth

Sadly his match against Stardust ended in defeat and normally it is the winners who remain on the stage to lap of the cheers, but it was clear that he is a hero to many and the audience was chanting “Still got it” to him as he did a lap of the ring.

Dean Ambrose and Luke Harper were up next and swiftly worked the crowd up into a frenzy by leaping off the ropes and then the Lucha Dragons followed with some impressive acrobatic moves.

WWE Bournemouth

Our voices were now feeling a little hoarse from all the cheering and chanting so we were relieved it was time for the interval to grab a drink.

With a family that includes teenage boys, the second half opened with something they had been looking forward to since the show started – the WWE Diva’s.  WWE had been running a vote since the beginning of the show wether to allow the Bella twins to come out together and of course the audience chose both of them to battle Naomi.

WWE Bournemouth

I did think the girls might be tamer but they weren’t and when Nicky Bella won she paraded her Champions belt around the ring so everyone could get a picture.

The night had to end on a high and the final bout brought the biggest cheer of the evening with Heavyweight Champions Randy Orton and Seth Rollins welcomed to the ring.  I have to admit of was secretly rooting for Seth to win, but he was playing the role of the Pantomime villain brilliantly and their fight, which took part both in and out of the ring, was the best of the night.

WWE Bournemouth

Despite the “mock” violence, the show is geared for family entertainment and they welcomed kids running up to the ring to high-five and get pictures of their favourite stars before and after the bouts.  We also liked that we saw different stars than were here back in November, although the boys did mention that despite chants of “Chair”, “Table” and “Ladder” none of them were used this time which they missed.

If you are after two and a half hours of raucous fun then WWE is for you.  I didn’t think I would enjoy it, but loved every minute!

Disclaimer: We were provided with a family ticket for the show for the purpose of a review.  All views are my own.

 

18 thoughts on “WWE Bournemouth April 2015

  1. Globalmouse says:

    This looks like such a fun trip out but that top photo with the black and yellow face is SO creepy!!!
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  2. Jaime Oliver says:

    my brother utterly loved this as a kid! .. Beth was never fussed but wonder if Joshua will love it too 🙂 .. how exciting x
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  3. I bought hubby tickets for the WWE Birmingham event and he loved it. Pleased to see you enjoyed it too!
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  4. Keri-Anne says:

    Looks like a great event. My little brothers love wrestling x

  5. Michelle says:

    This looks fantastic! I can see my boy being into wrestling when he’s a bit bigger! xx
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  6. Abi says:

    I have to say I’m not a wrestling fan, but great that they take the time for the kids, which if you’re a fan would be wonderful 🙂
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  7. Some of those wrestlers are quite fit – I like the one with the long hair! 😉 it ain’t what it used to be – Giant Haystacks and Big Daddy were no oil paintings….
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  8. Emma says:

    We watched the wrestling at Butlins and it was a fun, entertaining evening.
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  9. Louisa says:

    I know very little about wrestling but it looks like great family fun
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  10. Sarah Bailey says:

    I haven’t been to a WWE event in years – in fact the last one was just after Eddie Guerrero died, many of the wrestlers didn’t come which I can understand. The atmosphere was always amazing though.
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  11. lisa prince says:

    omg what an experience would love to see this , memories flooding back

  12. Laura says:

    I have never been along to a WWE event or even really seen it on the television. My younger brother used to love it!
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  13. Ickle Pickle says:

    Ooooh I know nothing about WWE – some of these guys look a bit scary! Love your photos x
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  14. I’d never really thought about wrestling as a family activity but it sounds rather entertaining! It was lovely that he was happy to chat with you all and sign autographs x

  15. ahhhh how amazing! I love love love wwe, Roman Reigns and Sheamus are my faves! I would love to go but its quite expensive at £60 per adult ticket and the same for our son who is only 5
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  16. I was a HUGGGGEEEE fan as a kid & still dip in & out. I have a rather huge crush on Randy Orton too. My boy is only just starting to get into it but hoorahhhh !!!
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  17. Erica Price says:

    Great that they take the time to speak to all the children. We’ve never been to a WWE event, but H enjoyed watching a live match at a friend’s birthday party.
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