WWE show a smash hit with fans in Everett

  • By Ashley Stewart Herald Writer
  • Friday, October 5, 2012 11:04pm
  • LifeGo-See-Do

EVERETT — For the first time in eight years, pro wrestling fans here got to break out their World Wrestling Entertainment gear and watch their favorite superstars perform live.

Comcast Arena was filled with fans shouting and waving signs during WWE’s RAW World Tour show Friday night.

Dave Wilson, of Marysville, remembers when his dad bought WWF tickets for his 15th birthday.

Though the franchise now goes by a different name and features different wrestlers, he was excited to share a similar experience with his kids.

Earlier this month, he surprised his son, Joe, with tickets for his ninth birthday. Wilson, Joe and his sister, Emily, 10, lined up at the arena two hours before the show started.

“I’m most excited to see how tall the superstars are in real life,” said Joe, who watches professional wrestling on TV every Monday and Friday.

Emily looked forward to seeing her favorite wrestler. “Big Show,” but said she didn’t like the WWE Divas.

“They don’t wear very many clothes,” she said.

Son Vu, of Everett, and Brett Spencer, of Bellevue, said that their shared love for professional wrestling helped them remain friends after middle school.

“It’s all about the atmosphere, the chanting. We love it,” Vu, 27, said.

The two friends said they’re not concerned with whether or not the shows are fake.

“It’s a story and they’re in character; they come out in character, they wrestle in character, they leave in character,” Spencer, 27, said. “It’s about the theme songs, the fireworks and the finishing moves. That’s what it’s about.”

Ashley Stewart: 425-339-3037; astewart@heraldnet.com

More in Life

Mark Ellinger works with fire to create unique texture and color on a float. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Glass Quest: Find clue balls to trade in for hand-blown floats

The ninth annual Great Northwest Glass Quest is on Camano Island and in Stanwood through Feb. 25.

See migrating snow geese at birding festival next weekend

The Port Susan Snow Goose Festival in Stanwood features speakers, bus tours and kids activities.

Mixer vs. maker: War for counter space is like Game of Thrones

Is there a correlation between weight gain and the small appliances we keep on our kitchen counters?

Welsh revival: Cardiff sheds rust-belt past for glossy future

Just an hour from major English destinations such as Bath and the… Continue reading

The farm-to-table concept in an easy-to-grow container garden

Through container gardening, you can grow edible plants in pots instead of the ground.

How do plants survive freezing temperatures? With genetics

Plants have evolved to tolerate the weather conditions of where they are growing.

Beer of the Week: Scrappy Punk’s Dark English Lager

The Snohomish brewery’s English-inspired lager was created by a first-time brewer.

Barnard Griffin’s award-winning rose is a wine to fall for

Looking for a bottle of vino to go with your Valentine’s Day weekend dinner? Think pink.

‘Black Panther’ builds a proud new superhero world

The movie presents a vision of what central Africa might have looked like without colonialism.

Most Read