Community Journal Entry: My first WWE SmackDown live experience
by Kristyn Bliss (@kbreezay16)
MAY 16, 2017
My 25th birthday was looming around the corner when I got a text from a friend that said, “Do you want to go see WWE on your birthday? We have tickets.” I didn’t even have to think about it when I responded with a resounding “YES!” I don’t even know why I was so eager to go because I didn’t follow WWE, and had never seen it before, but all I knew is that I was excited.
I remember walking into the SNHU Center in Manchester, NH, with my stomach filled with butterflies and my hands carrying Bud Light. I honestly had no idea what was going on or how WWE worked, all I knew was that people were getting thrown over the ropes and I was in awe. The only video I took of the night was a guy getting knocked over the ropes and me screaming “OOOHH!” I felt so alive! Watching people take on characters and go after one another ruthlessly. I think my favorite part was watching the wrestlers come out to their own song that gets you pumped up and dressed in an outfit that only they can explain. Each wrestler had their own unique style, and were putting their own style on everything they did. I remember watching the girls and was so interested in how they do it, and wishing I had the guts to get into something like WWE. I felt like a little girl who was watching her hero in real life.
My first ever WWE experience was nothing short of amazing and I look forward to my next one. Little did I know that once I moved to Denver just a month after going to WWE for the first time, that Joel would introduce me to a whole new world. I became an instant WWE fan and always looked forward to Monday Night Raw and Tuesday Night SmackDown.
Looking back, I’m pissed I saw Randy Orton live and didn’t even know it, but I am excited to be a part of The Scrap to expand my knowledge and love for WWE! What was your first experience like? What made you become a fan of pro wrestling?
This experience was my first introduction to WWE, and I have been hooked ever since.