On Tuesday, the WWE World Tour came to the UK.
I wasn't able to see the live event, but I managed to go to a store signing for Kane and Daniel Bryan instead.
The fun part was having to wake up really early and get to the shopping centre where it was held before 9am. (Which meant travelling 40 mins by train and maybe an extra 20 mins by taxi.) The signing wasn't even until 3.30, but I knew that the 400 free tickets would disappear faster than Ryback's hunger pangs.
I waited in line for six and a half hours, eating a subway sandwich and reading a Walking Dead magazine to stave off the boredom, but it was completely worthwhile.
The fans were in high spirits, shouting 'we want goat face' and 'yes/no' chants. At one point, there was confusion over the beginning of the queue. I think a lot of new people were trying to skip ahead which got the dozen or so people in front (and including) me slightly nervous. :D
At the signing table, I managed to talk for a few minutes and shake Kane and Daniel Bryan's hand.
All day, I'd heard rumours about the superstars helping to turn on the Christmas lights.The names changed and the numbers went up. Zack Ryder, Santino and Layla were names that eventually stuck.Originally, I never knew about it, but wanted to take photos.(Because no cameras were allowed at the Kane/Daniel Bryan event.)
I had to wait another hour before they turned on the lights. A radio station were holding a special live show, which meant surviving a boyband, a gangnam style dance off, and kids doing air guitar. There was also a cinderalla play and a guy dressed in a reindeer suit.:shock:
When the wrestlers arrived, they walked across the third balcony toward the elevator. Santino paused to work the crowd, and the whole place erupted which was cool. The biggest surprise was spotting AJ Lee while taking pictures. She was one person that I never knew about and it made my day. :)
Here are some pictures from the day: