You may have seen this photo (above) on Instagram last week and wondered what the hell I was up to? To confirm, as tough as I find dating, I haven’t resorted to carrying around a cardboard cut-out of a wrestler and pretend he’s my boyfriend. At least not yet.
In fact, we were invited to watch WWE wrestling at Wembley! Not only that, but we were also invited to the VIP pre-party. Win/win.
I can’t say I’m an avid watcher of wrestling. Things have certainly moved on since my era of Big Daddy vs. Giant Haystacks. But Dexter has loved it for years so I kept it all as a big surprise … you should have seen his face when I told him where we were going! Big Mum points for me!
Wembley is a bit of a trek for us to get to if I’m honest – it was much easier when I took him to see the wrestling at the O2 last year (but I hear they’re coming back to the O2 in April so fingers crossed I can take him to that event.)
I would like to sound knowledgeable and tell you who every single wrestler was and, if Dexter were here with me now, he’d be able to put me right. But we did get the opportunity to meet the Bella twins, who are two unbelievably gorgeous sisters who also appear on a TV show called Total Divas. There was a photo opp and as I queued with Dexter, I was thinking, “I’m going to look like their Mum/Nan if I have my photo taken with them!” … but did it anyway. They were awfully sweet and great with the kids.
Funnily enough, there were an awful lot of men in that queue too.
The show was full of trash talking, chair throwing, back breaking (thankfully I don’t think any actual backs were broken) … and we loved it! Even for a non-fan like me, it’s so difficult not to be swept up in the wrestle mania that travels around the arena.
I still find it a little strange that grown men are SO into wrestling but whatever floats your boat I say – keeps them off the street. Plus … all of that testosterone has to go somewhere so I’m sure their better halves don’t mind!
All in all, WWE was a great evening out for both of us. I just needed a massive foam finger!
Thanks for inviting us WWE .. it was awesome!