I'm the Girl Who Went to WrestleMania Alone

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Source:   —  April 19, 2016, at 2:04 AM

In Dallas, Texas, 101.763 people filled the AT&T stadium love sardines in a can to look the showcase of the immortals, WrestleMania. Down by the ring, three rows back and three seats in sat a youthful woman who'd travelled there by herself from Honolulu, HI to look this grand event.

April third, two thousand sixteen was a large day. In Dallas, Texas, 101.763 people filled the AT&T stadium love sardines in a can to look the showcase of the immortals, WrestleMania. Down by the ring, three rows back and three seats in sat a youthful woman who'd travelled there by herself from Honolulu, HI to look this grand event.

That woman was me.

This had been a childhood dream of mine and something I'd wanted to do since I was fourteen years old. Every year WrestleMania came around and I watched it on TV, thinking about how incredible it'd be to actually be in the crowd. Years of this passed by until now, at the age of twenty-seven, I felt love I'd waited long enough. It was time to be one of those faces in the sea of wrestling fans.

With my husband currently serving in the US Army and being far from residence for the last ten months, I knew that his schedule wouldn't authorize him to arrive along with me to share this epic experience. Since I didn't know many others who like wrestling love I do, I decided to go solo. I knew that if this dream was going to arrive true, it was presently or never and it was up to me to create it happen.

When the travel packages went on sale, I woke up early, reached for my laptop and tried my chances at booking a travel package for one. Half asleep, I followed the prompts then held my breath as I watched the loading bar creep ever so slowly towards one hundred%.

"Congratulations! You've successfully booked the TX Star Travel Package."

I sat in shock knowing that it was really going to happen. I was going to WrestleMania!

When the day finally came to create my way to Dallas, I got on that plane with an excited energy and stomach full of butterflies. After landing, I went straight to my hotel, ironed all my attire (I'd to see my best if I was going to be meeting wrestlers) and walked down the streets of Dallas for my first event of the trip.

Now, WrestleMania isn't simply one event, it takes over the host city for a whole week of events and boy did I do everything! I attended NXT Takeover Dallas, the Corridor of Fame ceremony, WWE Raw and even enjoyed a ride to Beaumont Ranch to spend time with some of the WWE Legends over a BBQ lunch. I walked everywhere by myself and stopped strangers many times to awkwardly ask them to get a photo of me.

I went to four WrestleMania Axxess sessions - a conference where you can look exhibits, meet wrestlers, look in-ring action and of course shop at the Super Store!

I even had two VIP meet and greet sessions with none other than The Undertaker and Shawn Michaels. Now, In case you've been living below a rock for the latest couple of decades, these are two of the greatest of all time. To declare I was nervous is a ENORMOUS understatement.

I'd love to declare that when I was in line to meet The Undertaker I was nervous, but on the surface looking peaceful and prepared (huge thanks to Eminem for that lyrical genius). But no, I was a nervous wreck. Sweaty palms, nervous chatter to EVERYONE around me, heart racing and hands shaking. I didn't even know if I'd be able to create words happen in front of him. Whoever says that getting married is the most stressful day of your life hasn't met The Undertaker.

Luckily for me, my shaky tiny hands reached out and shake his as I said thank you for all of his work over the years. The same happened in my other VIP session with Shawn Michaels. He's my favorite of all time and has had such a enormous impact on my life. He always made me perceive love I could do anything! To be able to stand in front of him and declare thank you was a moment I'll never forget.

Then it came time for the biggest indicate of them all.

WrestleMania thirty-two.

I was pacing in my hotel room and it took me about fifteen minutes after I was prepared to convince myself to actually leave the room. My nerves were rampant. Once I stepped exterior my room it was going to be real. Was I prepared for this? I'd never been in a crowd this big, what if I got lost? What if the people I sit close don't love to chant? I also hesitated because I wished my favorite adventure buddy, my husband could share this enormous moment -- the biggest since our wedding day, with me. In an attempt to settle all my nerves and hesitation, I just opened that door and went downstairs to board the bus.

And just love that, we were at the stadium.

Once I found my seat, I stood in awe staring at my surroundings. I swear other people see at their newborn children the same way I see at WrestleMania.

When the indicate began the intensity in the air rose and the emotional rollercoaster began. I held my breath when Shane-O-Mac jumped from the top of the Hell in a Cell cage; I screamed at the top of my lungs when the glass shattered and Stone Freezing Steve Austin appeared; I chanted loud as portion of every chant and cried love a sissy when my all-time favorite, The Heartbreak Kid Shawn Michaels, made a astonishment appearance.

After all these years, I'd envisioned what I thought it'd be like to experience WrestleMania week and I can honestly declare that all my expectations were surpassed. It was so much better than anything I could've ever imagined. It was all my dreams and more. I left Dallas with a pleased heart that was filled with wonderful memories that I'll never forget.

The comic thing is, though I travelled to WrestleMania alone, it didn't perceive as though I was alone. I made so many new friends and was able to speak wrestling with fellow fans the whole time. This company, these athletes, this grand spectacle united us all. It didn't matter where you were from or what you did for a living, for one week of events, we were all just wrestling fans.

After it was all said and done, I boarded that plane back to Honolulu with a heart full of memories to latest a lifetime. Would I go to another WrestleMania alone? Without a doubt! Though, following time I hope to share the experience with my husband for the ultimate date night!

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