The Road To WrestleMania has begun! Let’s begin a thread of travel discounts, great places to vistit and eat, what shows to catch and what to do whilst in NOLA!
Me and the lads are flying into Houston, Texas first on Saturday Match 31st. We’re gonna spend the weekend there before grabbing a rental car on Monday and road tripping (WOOO! USA! USA! USA!) the 6 hour journey to New Orleans. We have booked a small AirB’N’B ‘apartment’ for just under $900 for the rest of the stay; it’s basically a converted garage about a mile away from central New Orleans. I have no idea how we’re going to squeeze 4 fully grown men in there, but fuck it. Hotels in New Orleans are super expensive so I’m happy with the saving we got, despite the cramped conditions.
I’ve worked out a pretty decent wrestling schedule, here’s we’ve got tickets for;
Thursday: WrestleCon Supershow
Friday: PROGRESS, WWN SuperShow & SpringBreak. All these are at the other venue 25 minutes away so we’ll spend the day up there and head back at 3am for sleep and/or more drinking.
Saturday: Due to SpringBreak running until late, it’s highly unlikely that we’ll go to any show apart from NXT in the evening. It’s a shame as the Wrestling Revolver/Fight Club:Pro/AAW joint show sounds super fun and will have the BSS VS OI4K rematch, but it’s on at 11am and we’ll probably either be recovering, hungover and/or asleep. Oh, and who can forget a Saturday Night on Bourbon Street?!
Sunday: 'Mania all-day, baybay!
I think I’ve got a good grouping of shows there without too much grapple overkill. Not doing RAW, Hall Of Fame or Axxess as they aren’t really appealing so we’re going to catch some New Orleans Babycakes games instead. Still leaves most of Monday - Thursday afternoon to fill in with touristy stuff.
Really looking forward to it! It’s going to be my first time in the USA and it’s going to coincide with my 30th Birthday (well, off by a few days but still!)
So how about you lot? What’s your plan? And if you know NOLA well (or Houston, for that matter) what is there to do?