Coming to you live here from a virgin airlines flight, I am officially on my way back from a very fun weekend in the state of Texas. My plan for the rest of this week is to breakdown all of the wrestling happenings from this weekend and then once I’m caught up on all of the programming I missed while I was away, I am going to break down everything as this is the official relaunch of the daily spotlight.
Let’s start with a little housecleaning as to what I plan to give you from this site. My plan is for some WWE news each and every day. I’m going to breakdown each week’s Raw, NXT and smackdown as well as some of the bigger stories as they unfold throughout the week. Then every Sunday morning I’m going to present you with the Spotlight Small Package which will be your one stop source for all of the week’s news and wrestling breakdowns on the site. That said, I don’t want this to solely be a wrestling website. Thus I’m going to also be breaking down a variety of sports, travel and reviews. The reviews themselves will come out every Monday, Wednesday and Friday and focus on my experiences with a particular product, restaurant and/or travel destination (This week’s will focus on Wrestlemania week in Dallas!). As for the spotlight videos, those are going to be reserved for Tuesdays, Thursdays and the weekend and my plan is to really try to be a bit more consistent with those. The problem with some of the videos is the quality but my hope is that as we go through the videos, the quality will only continue to improve. As far as the new schedule, I’d look for that to really begin tomorrow morning, April 11th! I appreciate all of you being so patient with me over the last couple of months. It’s been a hard time personally with the death of my father as well as trying to really hit the ground running with a new job that I literally started the day my father passed away. It’s been crazy but I’m at a point now where I think I can really get things back up and running on a more consistent basis. We hit one year on the daily spotlight this part week and I couldn’t have been happier to hit that resubscribe button on the site when it came time to do that just last week. The first year of the daily spotlight has been a lot of fun, I’ve gotten to interact with a ton of people and do a lot of things that I normally wouldn’t have been able to do without the site and for that I couldn’t be more grateful. I plan of taking the daily spotlight to much greater heights as we take on year two of the blog! Now let’s get onto this weekend.
I do things for Wrestlemania week a lot different then most fans that come in front out of town for the big show. This is mostly because my girlfriend comes with me for the show and she does so for her birthday. My job is generous with time off but not generous enough to where I can take a vacation without her, nor would I want to. My girlfriend has become a pretty big fan of WWE ( so much so that if she hears you say that she only watches because of me, it’ll be sure to tick her off) and I couldn’t imagine going to Wrestlemania without her. Watching her marvel at the spectacle of Wrestlemania and jump up out of her seat for every big return or nearfall is half of the fun of it for me. That said, I pick and choose my spots when it comes to going to shows with her. We always attend Wrestlemania, Axxess and usually one other wrestling show of the weekend (which has become NXT, it was Raw two years ago and NXT has taken over that slot the last two years). One thing I learned three years ago was that the hall of fame isn’t for her. We went in 2013, and got dressed up for that matter, and after thoroughly enjoying Mick Foley, Trish Stratus and Booker T, my girlfriend looked at me and said, “ this is cool and all but when are the matches going to start.” She couldn’t believe a show was dedicated simply to speeches and really struggled through those last few hours of, what was a great hall of fame class. Thus, we skip the hall and it is a shame for a historian like myself who loves seeing the legends honored. We also don’t go to any shows that are non WWE related which includes wrestlecon. At some point I’m going to have to attend some of these shows as some of the lineups that Ring of Honor and Evolve, to name a few, put out seem to be really good and I’ve also been dying to check out one of JR’s shows . With that said the WWE events we attend tend to get a little pricey so we agree to skip the other shows. What we also do though is really engulf ourselves into the city that plays host to Wrestlemania and were finally able to do so with plenty of time this time around as we arrived Thursday and stayed until last Wednesday after Wrestlemania. Thus over the next several posts I’m going to break down each one of the different wrestling events that we attended this past weekend and I encourage you to also do so in our comment section below or interact with us over on twitter @daily_spotlight or on my personal twitter @TommyOnTheSpot! As always we can also be reached by Email at firstname.lastname@example.org! Don’t worry I have spent the last few days really catchng up on the rest of the WWE content that rolled out during Wrestlemania weekend on the Network and I will get to all of those as the week rolls on!