We are not going to post the following statement just to be cliché; we are going to speak the truth. The upcoming TNA show in The National Stadium in January could very well be the best show of the European Tour. We are blessed with having easily the most intimate show of the whole tour, which always brings a great atmosphere to shows.
Last years TNA show in the O2, while featuring great wrestling, made us at The Boston Crab wish that the company had not gone for such a large arena. We thought back to the previous tour which stopped off at The National Stadium. The fans were on top of the action and really felt apart of the show, which brought the best out of the wrestlers themselves. The Boston Crab have been to a lot of wrestling shows both home and abroad over the years, but that was one of the finest nights of wrestling we had the privilege of attending.
The other dates in the UK for this tour will once again go back to the large stadiums, but the Irish stop will be back in the same arena that hosted a brilliant night of wrestling two years ago. And it’s not just us who think this; when we had Mick Foley on the Podcast (#13) in November, he agreed and said that while there is a great buzz received wrestling in front of thousands of fans, nothing will ever beat those more intimate shows.
The full line-up for the show has come out and we couldn’t be happier with it. The card promises to have something for every type of fan. Any roster that boasts having one of the greatest wrestlers of all time Ric Flair is a winner in our eyes, but we will also have the pleasure of welcoming one of the best wrestlers to come out of ECW Rob Van Dam to our shores. What has us most excited for this tour compared to the last show in the National Stadium is the heavy amount of original TNA talent that is featured. With AJ Styles, Beer Money, The Motor City Machine Guns, Matt Morgan, Doug Williams and Kazarian you cannot go wrong. Combine this with the great talents that are “The Pope” D’Angelo Dinero, Mr. Anderson, Shannon Moore and TNA Founder Jeff Jarrett, and we are guaranteed another brilliant night of wrestling. We just have our fingers crossed that nothing stops TNA World Champion Jeff Hardy from making his appearance, as it would be the icing on the cake. But even if he cannot make it over it won’t stop this from being a brilliant way to kick off wrestling shows for 2011.
You’ll find us there for sure, and keep your eyes out for future news on the tour and some things we ourselves have planned to coincide with the night.
Tickets are still on sale from ticketmaster.ie and start at €34 but are going fast, so don’t hesitate to pick your tickets soon to avoid disappointment.