• 11/12/2013 (2:13:19 am)
  • Bob Mulrenin

They call it The Big Event. This year it should have been called The BIGGEST Event. It was absolutely UNREAL the sheer number of people that attended this event. I expected a nice turnout, but this was unreal the number of people that came out.

DJ had to work, so I was meeting my friend Won at his place before heading to Big Event. I made excellent time to his place and then we headed to Big Event. NYC traffic was bad, so we got held up and arrived about 20 mins late. The new location was chosen to help resolve the parking issues from the previous location that many complained about. Once we got there we discovered there was PLENTY of parking available. Sadly the people doing the parking couldn't park worth a damn. Double and some times triple parked. Crazy! 

We headed inside, but it took a few minutes for us to even get into the damn lobby. Once inside, we saw 2 lines. One was for the Hogan VIP room and one was for the GA to get into the con. Over 20 mins and we finally got through. We walked in and headed into the first room with the first target in Devon. DJ asked me to get his 8 x 10 signed. I went up to his table and saw his menu price. It stated $20 for an autographed 8 x 10 of theirs and the last option was $10 for each additional auto. When I tried to get my 8 x 10 signed, the promoter told me it was $15. I explained his menu said $10. He wouldn't allow it. Said that's if I buy the $20 deal first. I gave up and didn't buy it. DJ wanted to pay no more than $10 and this promoter wouldn't honor his own prices. Not off to a good start. We moved to the next room, the center room, where we found Foley, Jericho, DDP, Jackass People, Heennan and more. I saw Meng, but didn't see Barbarian, whom I needed. Also saw Sid, one of the top 2 needs for this con and he had no line. I headed over and got Sid in both the WWE E and my WCW US Title. Leaving 4 names needed on that belt, one of which was Scott Hall who was also there. Got a picture with Sid and moved on.

The lines for Foley and Jericho were unreal, so I decided to come back to them. We moved to the next room to where the Wolfpac was. Since Scott Hall was my 2nd top need, we got into line. This was a complete and total clusterf***. I think Lucky 13 did the best they could with managing the line, but all the circular rooms and how small they were compared to the number of fans attending just provided for a confusing and dysfunctional environment. It took 1 hour and 18 mins of line standing. With Rich and Mrs. Lucas behind me, we chit chatted to kill the time. Mrs. Lucas was great, as she was laying the Smackdown on all the people who were cutting people off and just being a nuisance.
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