My 1st Wrestling Show

I grew up loving movies, TV, cartoons, and toys like many kids do.

I also grew up loving wrestling.

My brother Christopher got me into it.

Sadly, I was not aware of a lot of the wrestling promotions as a kid like I do now at 41 when I type this in 2023.

However, I loved watching WWF (World Wrestling Federation, now WWE in 2023) and WCW (World Championship Wrestling) wrestling shows.

My parents bought a lot of the wrestling toys and magazines for me.

My Dad actually built a toy ring for me, which was way better than the one that WWF authorized to be released for kids

I wish I still had that ring, but I do still have the toys and a lot of the magazines.  I had to buy some of them again because they were lost, but I have them.

My Dad took me to my first wrestling show when I was 8.

I only went to 1 as a kid.  I got out of watching wrestling on a regular basis for many years.  I still knew about it and occasionally saw it, but my huge fandom for it went away until the mid 2000s.  Then I started going to shows again.

But anyway, back to 1991 when my Dad took me to my 1st wrestling show.

I don’t remember all of it of course because I was 8.  But I do remember most of the wrestlers that were there.

This was a WWF house show, which means it was a non-televised event.

I remember Jake “The Snake” Roberts wrestling “The Model” Rick Martel.  They had a feud at the time, in which Rick “blinded” Jake.  He actually “blinded” him again in this match, but Jake won the match.

I remember my Dad putting me on his shoulders when “The Texas Tornado” Kerry Von Erich came out to the ring to face his opponent.  That will always stay with me.

I remember seeing The Barbarian wrestle Tugboat there, as well as WWF Intercontinental Champion Mr. Perfect (Curt Hennig) wrestling.

According to the match results listed below, courtesy of, he faced Tito Santana, who I was a big fan of. 

Again, I was 8 so I don’t remember every opponent so I’ll go with this, although it does ring a bell.

However, what I do remember about this match is that Mr. Perfect went out of the ring and was seemingly taunting this woman in the front row.  And I kid you not, she slapped him in the face and he flipped over mid-fall, selling the slap.

I don’t know if that was a work or legit, but I’ll always remember that.

I remember Dustin Rhodes wrestling.  He was first starting in the WWF at this point.  He is the son of wrestling legend Dusty Rhodes and older brother of current WWE star Cody Rhodes.

I remember seeing Earthquake (John Tenta) and Dino Bravo as a tag team, and according to the results, they faced The Hart Foundation, which was Bret “The Hitman” Hart and Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart.  I don’t remember The Hart Foundation being there, which is terrible because they were/are one of my favorite tag teams.  But again, I’ll go on the word of the results.

I wish I could remember more of this and have pictures of it, but I was 8.

But I’m glad I remember what I do of it and I’m forever thankful to my Dad for taking me to the show.

I think my friend Brandon Lange was at this show too.

I’m still a wrestling fan and always will be, but nothing will beat the days of when I was a little kid and watching and playing wrestling.

Again, these results below come from web site.

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