I attended Wrestlemania this year in Miami. Like the past several Wrestlemania's there is a whole weekend of stuff to do. My weekend started with the Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the arena where the Miami Heat play:
It was a fun show with some very funny and/or deeply moving speeches. They had at sign outside the door warning the wrestling fans not to act like wrestling fans.
The inductees this year were Mil Mascaras, Mike Tyson, Edge, The Four Horsemen, Yokozuna and Ron Simmons.
I got a nice shirt with every hall of famer listed on the back:
First stop on day two was the Jackie Gleason theater. There was actually a WWE event nearby, but I would have driven an hour away to see the building where Jackie and Art Carney revived The Honeymooners (in color, no less!)
Out front is a clever stick figure of Jackie. Sadly the building was closed and the doors were locked. I have heard the place may be knocked down soon. I'm glad I got to see it for myself.
Next stop was Wrestlemania Axxess! This is a big event that is essentially a convention for WWE fans.
I got to meet a bunch of WWE stars including Jinder Mahal. Jinder is a stone faced, dull character on TV, but he was really funny in person!
Macho Man Randy Savage and Miss Elizabeth:
Here is former tag champ Heath Slater... greatest WWE name ever:
They have lots of crazy things you can do and see there.
I pretended to be in the Money in the Bank match:
After Axxess I had some sightseeing time and I went to see the Fountainblau hotel. Here are some videos I made:
Then it was time for Wrestlemania! It was held at the open air stadium that the Dolphins play at:
The next day I went to Monkey Jungle:
Here is a painting done by a gorilla:
I also made a Mold-A-Rama figure! Check out this video:
He stands in my basement now:
Then I had some wings over at Rickey's (as seen in the movie The King of Kong) and headed home.