Finally, my first day of filming has come and gone so I thought I would do a little bit of a review on how it went and what has happened so far.
So yesterday I braved the trains of southern rail to head from Bournemouth down to Peacehaven where I attended a Premiere Wrestling Promotions event. I got there nice and early so I could see all the hard work that goes into putting on a wrestling event like this, the ring isn’t just up for them when they get there you know, they have to put it all up themselves. Something I found fascinating was the fact that most of the wrestlers showed up early to set up the ring, there wasn’t any crew to do it for them, if they wanted to wrestle that evening then they were going to have to put the ring up themselves.
Before the show started, there wasn’t really much to talk about. I managed to talk to a few of the wrestlers about their careers so far and what they hope to achieve going forward, and I got to stand in a wrestling ring which is basically a dream of 10 year old me so that was great! It was just very interesting to see the difference between this small town show in Peacehaven and the WWE. No lights, camera, action here in Peacehaven, it’s all about putting on as good a show as the enviornment around them will allow and being in a school gym, they had their work cut out for them.
Once the show was underway I certainly got a feel for why these guys do what they do, even though only around 50 or so people showed up the the event, they were loud and they were excited to see the wrestlers do what they do best, and no not just wrestle, but entertain too. Obviously I don’t want to be giving too much away before you’ve even seen the documentary so to give you a small taste of what the experience was like, look down below to see a time-lapse of the ring being set up along with ‘The Savvy One’ giving the camera a piece of his mind!
Until next time.