4/4 WWE Axxess review: WWE legends appear (and WWE hotel notes), "pushy" staff rushes fans through autograph lines

Apr 4, 2013 - 11:20 PM

Dot Net reader Chris Palma from Staten Island, New York attended Thursday's WWE Fan Axxess event and sent the following report.

-The Andre The Giant statue looks great in person, everyone stopped to take pictures with it.

-Good mix of legends and current superstars (DDP, Ricky Steamboat, Ron Simmons, Dusty Rhodes, Teddy Long and Jimmy Hart were the legends on hand).

-Impressive collection of title belts on display. Very sloppily placed though, half of them were hanging off the hooks. Also the Hardcore Belt was the Tommy Dreamer license plate style one, not the Mankind one I remember.

-WWE did put some of their better draws out there (Mark Henry, AJ, Jack Swagger were the closest you'll get to top of the card status). The biggest issue I had is time with the Superstars. Obviously, they have to get to a lot of people in a small amount of time, but the staff was rather pushy and forcing people in and out. Little kids or anyone for that matter who wanted a picture were out of luck, it was sign-it-and-get-out. Disappointing for fans who spent hard earned money to meet their wrestling idols.

I will be attending tomorrow night as well. Hopefully it will be better organized.

Powell's POV: Legends Pat Patterson, Jake Roberts, and Harley Race visited with friends and fans at the WWE hotel in New Jersey on Thursday. One correspondent praised Roberts for his appearance and behavior while raving about the difference in him now compared to at a past sighting.

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