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1.30.2012

WWE | It's in the Blood!

Today marked the silver anniversary of the Royal Rumble, one of WWE's biggest pay-per-view events. Twenty five years - the same length of time that I've been hooked to this sport. Or sports entertainment, for that matter.

Photo credit: Bleacher Report
Greatly influenced by my grandfather, who was a huge wrestling fan himself, my siblings and I grew up watching these professional wrestlers battle it out in the squared circle. I hardly missed any of their pay-per-view events, to the point that I'd skip school or take a leave from work just so I could watch. I share the same passion with my cousins, who would even shell out money and go to live events.

California girls Reina and Rachel hamming it up with Hornswoggle.
My London-based cousins, WWE Raw Live Event at the O2 Arena, September 2011.
Reina and Randy Orton at WWE Summerslam, August 2011.
Of course, we collect their merchandise, too.
Woo woo woo in Walthamstow!
They don't come cheap though, since we buy the licensed goods.
My brother with Edge's Limited Edition shirt.
Oh, the profits Mr. McMahon has made from our clan!
Slam cards that I painstakingly collected from 7Eleven. (2007)
That being said, it's no surprise that my little man is part of this madness. I watch Raw and Smackdown religiously, so Yue has also been watching these shows before he could even talk. Now don't chide me about the action and violence issue, because my son watches the telly with parental guidance. I'm a stay-at-home mom, after all. Besides, Yue has learned a lot of neat stuff from WWE - like counting from one to ten, and discerning good from evil. (Trivia: One of Yue's first names is actually Austin, which was taken after Stone Cold Steve Austin. He's my husband's favorite wrestler.)

Also, it's no surprise that my son is a John Cena fanboy, because almost all little wrestling fans are. My only gripe about his choice of wrestler (besides the fact that there are better ones out there like Chris Jericho or my all-time favorite, Bret Hart) is that John Cena's merchandise are the most expensive. See that cap? That costs more than a CM Punk adult shirt! Cena = cash cow, haha!
Birthday photoshoot, November 2011.
He loves Cena so much that we even had him as the main concept of his third birthday photoshoot. So don't you dare say bad things about Mister Fruity Pebbles in front of the little man. Unless you want to see him get  all worked up.
Kudos to Moren and the staff of Studio Photographia for always doing a wonderful job on Yue's annual photoshoot.
And in case you wanna know, Sheamus won this year's Royal Rumble match. Now it's only a matter of time before Wrestlemania - the grandest stage of them all. Woo woo woo, you know it!




Linking up with BPC, Blue Monday, and Rednesday!

18 replies:

wifetoalineman02 said...

what a wrestling fans you and your family is Sis :-) really cool pictures especially with your lil' boy :-) wrestling is fun. Visiting from #29 of BPC, hope that you can return the visit too.

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SmilingSally said...

Thanks for sharing your blues.

Happy Blue Monday.

Dhemz said...

whoaaaaaa...ang galing! wrestling fans pala ang clan nyo sis...glad to know....he is such a cutie...galing mag pose eh!

Rebel Sweetheart said...

Thanks Dhemz!

Visited your blog, Jessy!

And always my pleasure, Sally! :)

kat said...

weeee...and the winner is Yue...ang cute cute nya..hehe Visiting from BPC.

cassandrasminicorner said...

Cute photos.. We were a big fan of wrestling too..

Visiting for #29 BPC! Hope you can stop by:)

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Rebel Sweetheart said...

Thanks Kat! Actually sinasabi nya yan lagi. Winner daw sya. Haha!

KM said...

was hooked to this too, when i was younger ^^ my all-time faves are Bret Hart, Davey Boy Smith, and Shawn Michaels ;)

Rebel Sweetheart said...

Yezzzz! Bret Hart, the best there is, the best there was, and the best there ever will be.

I have a thing for Canadian wrestlers, and those that were trained under the Stu Hart dungeon. :)

""rare*jonRez"" said...

I can tell you guys are huge wresting fans! :) The very first poto reminded me of a young friend (he was actually a neighbor) back in Illinois who came over to our house a week before we moved out, bringing a magazine where all of those great wrestlers were featured telling us how big of a fan he is. He asked us not to forget him once we're out of that place and sure enough, I haven't forgotten him over two years have passed. This post of yours reminded me of him once more. :)

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cassandrasminicorner said...

Cool kid!

Visiting for BM! Hope you can stop by:)

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Kim, USA said...

Hahaha that is cute!!

Yellow & Blue

Mhie said...

i'm impress, You'll love watching it...ako hindi kahit boxing ayaw ko.naawa ako sa naglalaro...visiting from:http://www.travelentz.com/2012/01/family-went-to-american-cave-museums.html.appreciate if you can visit too.

Katie said...

I love the pictures. Thanks for sharing. I am a new follower from the Get Connected Tuesday hop. I would love for you to visit Saving and Sharing It and follow back.

Katie
http://www.savingandsharingit.blogspot.com

chubskulit said...

Fun post, your son is a handsome one sis!

My Blue, please drop by and see. Have a great week!

EnAiRrAh said...

It really runs in the blood, your son is so cute. Love the outfit :)

wifetoalineman02 said...

what a cute little wrestler, so cute Sis :-) Visiting from Blue Monday, hope that you can return the visit too.


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Pinx said...

i used to be a wrestling fan, but not anymore.. i turned to boxing and muay thai.. heheheh... late visit for BPC 29.

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