2 Days of MPW Madness Coming Your Way!
What a difference a year makes. Massive Damage and "Mr. Intensity" Mark Posey share the stage with Jason Mewes at Sonic Boom 2009
By now, I’m sure you’ve heard the news. Monster Pro Wrestling is appearing at Sonic Boom again this year. That’s a huge deal for us. Last year,
Sonic Boom attracted almost 13,000 fans. Performing in front of that crowd was a real rush. This year, word is that attendance will surpass last year and that’s got all of us here at Monster Pro Wrestling very excited. Saturday, September 4th, 2010 will be a banner day in the history of MPW as we’re going to be performing in front of the largest crowd we’ve ever worked.
What you may not have heard is how much extra preparations go into Monster Pro Wrestling being at Sonic Boom. One of the biggest ones, of course, is that the regular monthly MPW show which normally runs on the first Saturday of each month (which, in September, would be the same day as Sonic Boom) has now been moved to the first Friday of the month. We’ve been having to remind our fans constantly that Legends of the Fall is on Friday, September 3rd.
Yeah, but how much extra work can just a date change and adding the Sonic Boom show cause, you ask? Well, here’s what those two days will be like for us at Monster Pro Wrestling:
The Greatest Intercontinental Champion of All Time -- The Honky Tonk Man will be appearing at both Legends of the Fall and Sonic Boom
Friday at about 1:00 PM, we’ll all meet at the Alberta Avenue Community Hall (9210 – 118 Avenue) to set everything up for the evening. Those big steel pieces that make up a wrestling ring are very heavy and take at least three guys each to maneuver. Once the ring is put together, we still have to set up the ring barriers, all the chairs, the entryway, the PA system, and the kitchen and concession area. That’ll probably take until 4:00 PM or so.
After that, we usually have a couple hours free time. Usually to get something to eat before the show. At the latest, we all have to be back at Alberta Avenue by 6:00 PM. The doors open at 6:30 PM. The show starts at 7:30 PM. Once the show is over, at about 10:30 PM and most of the fans have gone home for the night, we still have to tear down the ring and basically undo everything we did when we set up. The hall has to be cleaned and everything put away before we can go home for some much deserved sleep.
However, with the added Sonic Boom show, instead of storing the ring away, we have to haul it over to Northlands and set it up that night along with the ring barriers and whatever else we’ll need for the Sonic Boom show. It’s going to be a very long night for the MPW Ring Crew.
Come see Dan "The Beast" Severn at both Legends of the Fall and Sonic Boom
Then, Saturday morning, we all have to be on the Northlands ground for 10:00 AM. Gates open at 11:00 AM and our first match is at noon. We’ll be there all day. Our last match will be somewhere around 9:00 or 10:00 PM. Then the ring and etc. all has to be torn down and stored away. It’s very likely to be close to 2:00 AM before we all get out of there. Another very long night for the MPW Ring Crew.
Now, don’t get me wrong. We’re not complaining. In fact, we absolutely love show days. There’s constantly excitement in the air with the show only a few hours away. And with two shows in a row, the excitement and anticipation are doubly present. In fact, we’re all looking forward to that weekend in September more than any other weekend this year.
With the Honky Tonk Man and Dan “The Beast” Severn working both Legends of the Fall and Sonic Boom, it’s sure to be an extra-fun weekend. Alberta Avenue is likely to be packed to the rafters and loud as hell. Sonic Boom will be the largest crowd we’ve ever been in front of. And we can’t wait to get there. It’s going to be a blast! For us as well as our fans.
See you there!