Coming from someone who has no kids and prays that he will never have any I give you this advice: Judging that this WWE event is on a Saturday this will be nothing more than a lowly house show instead of an actual television taping. You will be getting nothing more than cookie cutter matches and minimal amounts of excitement. Your son is 10, he should be at least half way rational. I would pose the idea of trying to swap out taking him to a boring house show for a PPV or Televised event in the near future. Do some homework and find something around Iowa you could take him to and really make a memory that would last a lifetime.
This. Televised wwe events are bad enough these days but house shows are totally lame.
Tell him its time to grow up, wrestling is fake, and football is a mans sport. You don't want to raise a wussy do ya?
But if you have the money for this, I would swing the would you rather go to the Cyclone home opener AND Raw in St. Louis, or go to a house show where we can already guess who wins before going there.
I went to one of those and you know exactly what is happening. Funny thing though, they added a title match to make it a little more exciting... I think it was Christian who was a champion at the time and he actually got hurt during it and Booker-T won the title
I was at that one back when it was still at Vets. Probably one of the rare house shows where a title did change hands.
Whats grampa or an uncle doing that night? Buy an extra ticket so a family friend and his/her kid can take your son as well.
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I too went to a few events when I was that age....GREAT memories and the excitement leading up to them was unreal. I saw a taping my first go around and a house show for my second (and fast forward slept outside at CY Stephens when i was in college to get GREAT seats for Raw at Hilton). :)
Now, your son has gone before and you can do the parenting thing and say, "not this time." I agree though, if it's strictly due to the Cyclones and your need, that's selfish. I have missed some games in my day because of other things and most the time I'm happy with my decision to do an alternate activity.
If your son is 10, explain the situation to him. Explain it won't be as glamorous as he sees on TV and offer an alternative. If he is still gung ho to go the event, then I would put my family ahead of football.
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My 10 year old son is just freaking out about WWE Smackdown coming to Wells Fargo on, of all days, Saturday Sept 1. I haven't told him this is the night as the first home ISU game. I thought about tailgating all day and then going down, but knowing the way that I tend to drink once in awhile tailgating, probalby not a good idea. Damn, I gotta find a way to make this work. Any brilliant ideas are welcome.
Is this an actual quandary for you? You take him to the Iowa State game. It's an actual sporting event. You tell him WWE is fake and while it's fun to watch on TV, it is not a real sport and a man alway chooses real sport over ridiculous theatrics.
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