Wrestlemania week was a lot of fun

Published 12:02 am Wednesday, April 13, 2016

About a week ago, I got back from a trip to Dallas, Texas, where I witnessed WWE’s Wrestlemania 32 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.

This was my second Wrestlemania trip. My first was two years ago when Wrestlemania 30 took place in New Orleans, La. That was a really fun trip, and so was this year’s.

We loaded the car up early the Wednesday before the main event and drove from Montgomery to one of the Lone Star State’s biggest cities. The trip in total took us about 12 hours.

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That was a long day.

When we arrived, we checked into our motel and set off to get groceries for the tailgate we were going to have on Sunday, the day of Wrestlemania.

Once we finished shopping, we ate and then went to sleep on our first day of the trip.

The next day, we took Dallas’s Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) system downtown and toured a bit. That was a good day because I got to see some of the city, which reminds me of Atlanta, Ga.

We decided to tour the city because over the next three days, there wasn’t going to be any room to do so because of the wall-to-wall wrestling we were about to see.

On Friday, we saw an independent wrestling show in the afternoon, a stellar NXT wrestling show that night and finished with the strange, yet awesome and funny, Kaiju Battle. NXT is a development program for WWE. NXT allows wrestlers to train to get better and move up to the main WWE roster. Basically, it’s the minors of baseball. Kaiju is an otherworldly entity. You have to see it for yourself.

Saturday dawned bright and early and we set off on another day full of wrestling. We went to another independent show, saw an awesome Ring of Honor show, and went to see the Hall of Fame.

Before I go any further, on Friday, we also went to a sit-down event with former WWE commentator (the greatest in my opinion) Jim Ross. He was hilarious and entertaining to see.

On Sunday, we went to the tailgate, where I had a lot of fun meeting new people.

That night, we trucked it to AT&T Stadium for the main show. It was fun to be there with more than 100,000 fans packed in the stadium as well. It was something I’ll never forget.

To end the wrestling gambit, we chilled during the day on Monday and then went to a “RAW” show that night. WWE has a wrestling show that comes on every Monday night. It’s said to be the best “RAW” of the year, post Wrestlemania.

As we drove back to Alabama on Tuesday, I kept the trip not far from my mind while laying out the paper on my laptop.

It was a good trip and I was fortunate to be able to go.

Next year, Wrestlemania is in Orlando, Fla. I can’t wait to pack up and hit the road for that one, too.