I’m a Part of Wrestling History (again)… First TNA Wrestling House Show

As many of you know, I am a huge fan of professional wrestling. I always have been and always will be. I think that I still want to be a wrestling manager or a referee. (Before you start commenting back… Yes, I know that it’s staged, but these people are still athletes in my opinion.)

Last night, I had the most incredible time of my life. I attended the 1st ever TNA Wrestling house show, which was held at the Compuware Sports Arena in Plymouth, MI. All I can say after watching it was "the WWE is in BIG TROUBLE… This stuff is the real deal!"

The event was being co-hosted by TNA Wrestling and Psychopathic Records (the label of the Insane Clown Posse). There was not a bad match the entire night. Everyone there had a great time, and I hope that they come back again. I’ve been to many WWE shows, including some pay-per-views, and none of them have compared to the excellent wrestling I saw last night. (I have to admit that I enjoyed Wrestlemania III better, but I was much younger then.)

Also VERY INVOLVED with making this night a success was Rudy "The Rude Boy" Hill, a man I can call a longtime friend. We grew up on the same block 2 doors away from each other. From the time that we were kids, he loved 3 things; his family, music and wrestling. To this day, he’s living his dream. I’m very proud of him, and I’m sorry that I haven’t kept in touch with him. I promise to do a better job in keeping in touch with him in the future.

Rudy… I mean, Rude Boy, I’m proud of you! You’ve done well!

  • Tawnya

    You were in Plymouth and didn’t come see your friends in Canton?

  • I like “wrasslin'” – although I don’t keep up with it hardly at all anymore. I was into the WCW days, especially when I was a kid. I was back into it briefly when Goldberg was rising, mainly because I have met him a few times – but when he was simply “Bill Goldberg”, football player for UGA and the Atlanta Falcons.

    I’m glad to see a lot of the old WCW stars at TNA – I’ll have to watch them on Sat night on Spike TV. Wonder if Goldberg has thought about joining them?

    Also, I agree – they are athletes, and I actually consider them “Stuntmen” – because that’s what they’re doing. I know there was a movement for awhile to let them join the stuntmen’s union, I wonder if anything happened with that…


  • I long for the days of innocence when I would actually cheer for Moondog Rex and Moondog Spot, Jimmy “Superfly” Snooka (coming from the top rope of course), and Ivan “Polish Power” Putski. Things were so much simpler then when you knew who the bad guys were.


  • Bruce Hopkins

    So you saw the TNA show, eh? I’ve been a fan of Total Nonstop Action since they first started at the “Asylum” in Nashville, TN and still had four sides to their ring. How about Scott D’Amore landing the Canadian Destroyer on Petey Williams! SpikeTV just announced that Impact! won’t be moving to primetime, but instead will fill in the 11pm slot on Thursdays from now on. It’s good not to move ahead too fast…but I long for the day that the Monday Night War begins again.

  • hey

    i went to the tna house show and i basically slept through the first 3 matches.