It’s 4:30pm in the afternoon on May 29th and the sun is still beaming, with the heat pulsating around 92 degrees with no shade. But that hasn’t deterred nearly 75 fans from getting in line hours early outside of Full Sail University for NXT “Takeover”.
It’s a small price to pay for these and other diehard wrestling fans that want to make sure they make it into the almost 500 seat studio to watch the event airing live on the WWE Network, featuring up-and-coming talents that are hoping to make it to the main roster of the sports entertainment giant.
Take, for example, Ryan Kadlac and his new wife Loren, who are visiting the City Beautiful on their honeymoon down from St. Louis. “I saw that they (NXT) were in town for this show and I had to come,” admitted Ryan, the wrestling fan in the couple. “I dragged her along.”
Quite the first test in a marriage or possibly a true show of love. But that is one example of the passion fans have for this venue, for seeing NXT action at this Winter Park campus.
Something special is growing at Full Sail. It has become the home for a unique wrestling experience that fanatics, along with the students, have made their own.
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