My wife works for an international company here in Phoenix as an organizer for their learning center and as part of her job she will often set up sight-seeing trips or get tickets for local events for the participants flying in from around the world. As a perk she is usually offered free tickets or discounted tickets for shows and sporting events like Diamondback games.
So she calls me today and says “I got us free tickets for some sort of extreme fighting event on Sunday night”. As a MMA fan I know that none of the major fight leagues were in the area so I had to see what she was talking about. Turns out the tickets are for Elite Xtreme Wrestling. I know… I know… you are Googling it right now. It is a local wrestling league here in the East Valley but color me surprised when I saw that old school wrestlers Val Venis and Tommy Dreamer are the big names. This is a league that usually wrestles in a bar, is sponsored by a tattoo parlor and in April they actually did a free show in an elementary school gym. Some have definitely dropped from Olympus to wrestle among the mortals.
But I still look forward to a fun show Sunday night, I am hoping that they do shows like the old ECW wrestling when they threw people through tables and everyone took a folding chair to the head before the night was over. Hopefully I can get some nice pictures of some extreme,... oops sorry, I meant Xtreme, wrestling.