There is no better way to get a pro wrestling fix than to attend a Worldwide Wrestling Entertainment Live event. This weekend, I had the amazing opportunity to attend the WWE Live Show at the Pan American Center here at NMSU. The event featured some of the WWE’s most well-known wrestlers including WWE champion AJ Styles, SmackDown women’s champion Becky Lynch, and United States champion Shinsuke Nakamura.
WWE puts the entertainment in wrestling. WWE tells a story of each wrestler, much like a daytime soap opera. Wrestlers play larger-than-life characters while undergoing bodily harm — all in the name of entertainment.
WWE Live events, such as the one this weekend, are different than what is shown on television or Pay-Per-View. Televised events focus on advancing the wrestlers’ personal stories week to week. At a WWE Live event, wrestlers entertain more through fan interactions than high-stakes matches. Wrestling matches can turn from a serious competition into a comedy act and back in the blink of an eye.
The wrestlers try to create a family-friendly setting that will appeal to the many young children who attend with their parents. The wrestlers’ main intentions are to make sure their audience is entertained and goes home satisfied.
After experiencing a WWE Live event, I would highly recommend it to any wrestling fan or anyone who would like to broaden their interests. All in all, I think anyone can find pleasure in watching these spectacular entertainers perform live.
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