Here are a few tips to help you survive the "Showcase of the Immortals." The show starts at 7 p.m. Favorite wrestler, favorite match, favorite era — just be prepared to listen.
Remember when I compared Wrestle Mania to the Super Bowl and the World Cup? Wrestle Mania is easily the most important event on the calendar of a wrestling fan.
It's one of the reasons more than a million people now subscribe to the WWE Network and why Wrestle Mania in a matter of minutes sells out massive venues — this year the 75,000-seat Levi's Stadium, home of the San Francisco 49ers. Gone are the blood-soaked, profanity heavy days of Stone Cold Steve Austin and the "Attitude Era." The brand now promotes a safer in-ring style in the wake of recent pushes for concussion awareness, so you won't see dangerous moves like the piledriver or competitors being struck in the head with steel chairs in today's WWE.
Overall, the tonal shift moves the product closer to the golden age of the mid-80s when Hulk Hogan was telling kids to say their prayers and eat their vitamins.
But the 45-year-old admits that as a harsh critic of himself - and someone who doesn't lose weight easily - it was a struggle until a joke from John Cena put him on the right path.'John’s always been a very committed athlete,' Wight told
Rather, it was the tabloid coverage overshadowing her work and talent that made things more difficult. "I will say it until I'm an old-ass lady with my tits out at Whole Foods.
Without saying any names, Grande projects her feelings by using an example of another female singer whose name continuously coincides with her ex-boyfriend's (it's pretty clear she's referring to Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber)."I'll never be able to swallow the fact that people feel the need to attach a successful woman to a man when they say her name," says Grande, alluding to the other singer's relationship. I'll be in the produce aisle, naked at 95, with a sensible ponytail, one strand of hair left on my head and a Chanel bow. See you there with my 95 dogs."She also can't help but be a sucker for love (aren't we all? Though she's learned her lesson about dating in the public eye and thus maintains a more private relationship status, she isn't afraid to gush about it through her music.
But trust me, for millions of wrestling fans worldwide, the greatest time of year is upon us.
OK, pro wrestling's biggest spectacle might seem a little out of place in the company of those other major sporting events.