@petimort I got balcony seats for $50 (plus Ticketmaster fees), but I think you can get some for as low as $30.
Scott, I remember that you guys always said that you don’t review PAXes much anymore, by way of saying, “If we don’t talk about it, assume that it was good. We’ll only bring up the notably bad experiences.” Internet wrestling fan culture can be much the same way, especially on Twitter. But Rym is right, the complaints and booing are directed at specific writing and creative decisions moreso than the product itself or any given wrestler.
The thing I enjoy most about wrestling fandom is watching it with your friends, and of course going to live wrestling is always fun - I imagine in the same way that any live professional hockey is worth going to. But other than local minor-league shows, which I try to go to any time I can, the WWE is really the only option for live wrestling.
WWE is the most easily available organization to watch, it’s the most recognizable so you have a higher likelihood of being able to discuss it with people in the real world, they have the money to sign some of the best talent from all over the world to build an incredible roster that can put on incredible matches, and at times the week-to-week stories have been incredibly good.
But now that it’s much easier to see the alternatives such as NJPW, RoH, and Lucha Underground than it used to be, we see how high the ceiling can be for a booked show - and in fact the WWE can push it even higher than anyone other than NJPW due to the money they can throw at production values. But it’s clear that the WWE squanders it’s resources and often ignores incredibly talented workers in favor of their chosen few. Even going back to the Hogan era, the WWE always had one big hero, and everyone else mostly exists to make that hero look better. The problem is that Roman Reigns isn’t nearly as universally as popular as Hogan was, no matter how much Vince wishes he was.
My current main beef with what they are doing is that their top guy is essentially Poochie. So much so that the edict, "whenever Poochie’s not on screen, all the other characters should be asking ‘Where’s Poochie?’ " has literally happened. And I keep watching and supporting the guys that I do like, and usually just use the bathroom or get food during that guy’s segments. 90% of my complaints about the company would be gone if they stopped writing characters like that.