• Old School WWF Manager Celebrates His Birthday
Old School WWF Manager Harvey Wippleman (Real name: Bruno Lauer) celebrates his 53rd birthday today.
After making a name for himself as manager “Downtown Bruno” in the Memphis Wrestling (CWA/USWA) Territory during the 80s, he then joined the World Wrestling Federation in 1991 as Harvey Wippleman.
While working for the WWF, he managed wrestlers like Big Bully Busick, Sid Justice, Kamala, Mr. Hughes, Well Dunn (Timothy Well & Steven Dunn), Bertha Faye, Adam Bomb, … and also the 8 foot tall Giant González.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY HARVEY WIPPLEMAN!
• Big Fan Backlash Over Pricing Of The Undertaker’s “Rise Of The Taker” Tour In 2019
The Undertaker will be appearing in UK next year for an “Inside The Ropes” tour. Below are the details regarding this “Rise Of The Taker” tour:
“We are very excited to bring you the FIRST EVER spoken word events with the one and only PHENOM of pro wrestling, THE UNDERTAKER in the Spring of 2019!
The Undertaker is, unquestionably, the greatest character in the history of the WWE. Since 1990, The Dead Man has been making his mark on wrestling fans across the globe.
Inside The Ropes looks forward to coming to London, Glasgow and Manchester
where there’ll be exclusive Meet & Greet opportunities followed by the traditional spoken word show hosted by Kenny McIntosh.
Don’t miss this ONCE IN A LIFETIME chance to meet one of the most mysterious stars in modern wrestling history and a pop culture icon.
Whether it’s as part of the VIP meet n greets or simply just coming along to hear Taker break his silence on his 30 plus year career, you won’t wanna miss when Inside The Ropes presents ‘RISE OF THE TAKER’”
Below are the ticket prices for this tour:
VIP Front Row: £375 + booking fee. Front row seat to the show, early meet & greet session access, 1 professional printed photo, 1 autograph on any item, official tour t-shirt, limited edition ITR pin, exclusive souvenir ticket, official tour poster
VIP Second Row: £350 + booking fee. Second row seat, early meet & greet session access, 1 professional printed photo, 1 autograph on any item, limited edition ITR pin, exclusive souvenir ticket, official tour poster
VIP Third Row: £325 + booking fee. Third row seat, early meet & greet session access, 1 professional printed photo, 1 autograph on any item, exclusive souvenir ticket, limited edition ITR pin
VIP Combo: £300 + booking fee. Priority seating before GA, early meet & greet session access, 1 professional printed photo, 1 autograph on any item
VIP Photo: £220 + booking fee. Priority seating before GA, meet & greet session access, 1 professional printed photo (collected after the show), no autographs are included with this ticket
GENERAL ADMISSION: £48.50 + Booking Fee. This Ticket Gains You Entry To Our 7:45pm Show RISE OF THE TAKER. There Are NO Meet & Greet Opportunities With This Ticket. SEATS ARE NOT ALLOCATED
While fans are very happy that The Undertaker is doing this show, but they aren’t happy with the ticket prices.
Below are tweets from unhappy fans:
“Ridiculous prices. Taker is my childhood hero, but at the end of the day, I won’t spend £400 to stand next to him for 30 seconds…”
“Those prices are literally obscene”
“Most I’ve ever paid was £100 for Hogan. He is the biggest star ever. Sadly was looking forward to this but insane pricing”
“Yeah… that’s huge money.”
“Unbelievable money. About the same as a week’s holiday”
“Wow this escalated quickly, 3 1/2 times the price of Edge.”
“Woah!! Way over priced.”
“Jeeeeezuz. Im out. No profit or not i myself cannot afford £300 to meet undeetaker for 30 seconds. All the best mate hope it sells out for you.”