I arrived around 4:30 p.m and there was already a huge crowd. everyone had things that they wished to get signed, however all were told no autographs ($125 meet and greet tickets). I was quite surprised at the amount of people for the next to zero ads. I purchased VIP so I got my picture taken with all the guys. We were told you would get your photo at the end of the night.
The event itself was great, with a lot of the guys sharing stories and ribs. Hogan shared that in his BFG match he will take no bumps. He also shared a story about WrestleMania 18 prep where the Rock wanted to map out the entire match move by move in an empty building while the Rock's dad and Pat Patterson watched. Hogan went out of respect but said I only take bumps if a lot of people will be watching.
Koko B. Ware shared a sad story of how his bird Frankie was trapped while his house was on fire, and a neighbor heard screams of "Let me out," and thought it was a person. Duggan got the best reaction out of the crowd, getting the fans chanting "Ho" in reference to Linda Hogan.
The end of the night when VIPs were to pick up photos a line stood. Waited additional 45 minutes only to hand write my address and contact info in hopes they may send my picture. I am shocked there wasn't a riot as most fans were already upset at no autographs. The photographer said within a month if you don't have it call. Had it not been for that would have been perfect night.
David Penzer was announcer and they showed a ton of WWE clips and even used WWE music. Started at 7:50 ended at 10:15. Also one question for Hogan was asked whose brain from WWE would they love to have in TNA. Without hesitation Hogan said Vince and Bischoff agreed. Then Bischoff said Kevin Dunn. Koko also shared a story about Bobby Heenan releasing Damien, Jake Roberts's snake in the bathroom while Junkyard Dog was on the commode.
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