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Sports-Entertainment Up Close and in Person
You've seen then on TV, you've played as them in the video games, maybe you've even got a couple of the action figures. Now, you can see them up close and in person. WWE is bringing its unique brand of sports-entertainment down under once again in August 2014. Melbourne, Sydney and Perth have been selected as the lucky hosts of the next big tour.
The Miz puts on a show at the last WWE Live tour in Sydney. Image from WWE.com.
In case you've been living under a rock (not THE Rock), then you've probably heard about the WWE in some shape or form. It's change a lot since it's days as the WWF - it's much more kid friendly and good thing too because they can't get enough of it!
Plenty of hair-raising action! Image from WWE.com
I attended the 2013 tour and it was a hoot. They're not on TV to an audience of millions (AND MILLIONS) but they sure do act like it. They put a lot of effort into their craft and know we pay top dollar to see them do their thing. Everything you could hope for is there - the lights, the music and more.
Who will be the champion come August 2014? Image from WWE.com
Seriously, if you love watching it on TV then you'll love this. Someone may get on the microphone and talk trash, there might be some interaction with the crowd, a random tag team match, a championship could go on the line - who knows! Every show is different, you could follow the tour and you'll never see the exact same match twice.
Be loud and proud! It's an awesome experience being part of a wrestling crowd. Image from WWE.com
It's hard to say who will be on the card when the WWE finally makes it down under - it's always subject to change so you can never be sure who you'll see in action until they step off that plane. Advertised so far are John Cena, Daniel Bryan, Sheamus and The Shield. The closer we get to the tour, the better idea who we will see on tour.
These guys really are larger than life. Image from WWE.com
Be sure to bring plenty of money as well - there might be photo opportunities as in previous years and plenty of merchandise. Get in early though! From my experience the T-shirts are the number one sellers and they will go fast. I missed out on my last tour - but there was plenty of other stuff like headbands, wrist bands, posters, and more.
Main event from the 2013 tour - John Cena vs Ryback. Image from WWE.com
The WWE have never failed to put on a great show in Australia and this will be no different. If you're a fan then you've got to make it! No excuses!