|The chaos at the end of the show|
@kevinhunsperger & @my123cents on Twitter
Over the weekend I had a chance to attend my first ever Wrestling Is Intense show. It was actually the first of the "Wrestling Is" groups I've seen in person. I've watched Wrestling Is Fun on iPPV and I've attended a few Chikara shows in the past.
I'll be honest, I don't know a whole lot about Wrestling Is Intense or the Wrestling Is movement. After Sunday's show, I have no idea where the company is headed, if there is a future at all. I do know it's entertaining and has quality men and women who work hard to keep the crowd happy. I've got to tell you, I am really disappointed with the turnout in terms of crowd support at Sunday's show. At one point, I counted 21 fans in the crowd. I know this show was heavily promoted with posters being plastered in several different communities near the venue in Carbondale, Illinois. There was a write up in the local newspaper and a one minute news story that ran on the morning news broadcast two days prior to the event.
|Pre show Limbo contest was cool|
The wrestlers on the card at the Wrestling Is Intense show came out and performed as if the house was packed. They didn't let the small crowd dampen their spirits. I was at the MetLife Stadium this year for Wrestlemania 29. There were more than 80,000 of us there. Of course it was a good time. But so was Wrestling Is Intense. I honestly felt like we, the fans, were able to make connections with the wrestlers as they headed to the ring and during their matches. The wrestlers all the way from the opening match to what ended up being the main event came out to the ring with enthusiasm and professionalism. I think some might have been discouraged, but they didn't let that show as they came out and tore the house down.
|Cottonbelly vs. Crabtree|
|Meeting the Thunderfrog|
|Daywalkers making a wish|
|Rose kicks Sue Jackson|