As I am writing this article, it is WrestleMania weekend.

For World Wrestling Entertainment, it is their biggest time of the year.  In Dallas Texas, at AT&T Stadium, there will be close to 75000 people cheering for their favorite wrestlers.  It is a two night event. It has been the flagship event in sports entertainment for 38 years now, and it will continue to be for a while.  As a fan of professional wrestling, it is arguably the most fun time of the year.  I have been to a WrestleMania before, I have seen a Royal Rumble in person, and there is an atmosphere in seeing an event in person that is hard to replicate.

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JQH Arena has announced World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) will be in Springfield this summer.  WWE’s house show WWE: Sunday Stunner will be performing on Sunday, June 12th.  Tickets will go on sale next Friday, April 8th at 10:00 a.m. starting at $20.  Doors open at 6:00 p.m.  Get more info HERE and about some more wrestling events coming to Missouri in the future.

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When I was younger, and WWE (then known as the WWF) only had 4 PPV a year, the only way to see them was to go to a live event.  There were called "House Shows".  There are not as many of them anymore, as there is WWE programming twice a week, as well as shows you can see on Peacock.  I used to go to the Rosemont Horizon (now called the Allstate Arena) and I saw famous wrestlers like Hulk Hogan, Andre The Giant, The Ultimate Warrior, Randy Savage, Ricky Steamboat and many more.  I have had the pleasure of meeting John Cena and getting his autograph.  I have met the Honky Tonk Man, and Billy Gunn.  It is still surreal to see these entertainers up close.

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If you are not a big wrestling fan, I encourage you to step outside your comfort zone and go to a live event.  Experience what these shows are like.  If you don't enjoy yourself, I understand.  But seeing one of these shows that are normally not seen on TV, you will see things that are different than what a PPV will have.  There are a lot of fun.  I bet your kids will love it.

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