You’ve just scored your tickets for your first pro wrestling show. Now, what do you do?

Whether you’re a lifelong wrestling fan or are completely new to the scene, nothing quite matches the thrill that comes from experiencing a live WWE show. Well, aside from using sports betting lines to place bets, of course.

If you’re lucky enough to snag tickets to a pro wrestling event in your area, it’ll be a night packed full of memorable experiences you won’t soon forget.

But if you’re confused about how to prepare for the show, or simply don’t know where to begin, it can quickly become a bit stressful. Fortunately, that’s where this article comes in.

Here are 7 tips to keep in mind when attending your first pro wrestling show!

1. Get There Early

Like concerts or amusement parks, the earlier you get to a pro wrestling show, the better opportunities you will have. This means earlier access to on-site facilities in addition to first-hand picks of the merchandise on offer.

There are going to be huge crowds and big lines regardless of the event you’re attending. The goal is to plan accordingly so you know how you’re getting there and the best time to arrive to beat the traffic.

If there’s a pre-show match at your event, make sure you get to the venue in plenty of time so you don’t miss out on the action!

2. Be Patient When Waiting In Lines

Waiting in lines is inevitable at a pro wrestling show. Yes, this can be frustrating, but there’s no skirting around this fact.

Your best bet is to always assume that the lines at food and drinks stands are going to be humungous. This way, you can better plan your time and arrive at the venue when the lines are a little bit shorter.

When attendance at one of these events and waiting in line for whatever it is that you want (whether that’s something to eat or a new shirt for your closet), you need to be respectful, patient, and mindful of other fans and wrestling talent.

3. Bring Enough Money

While the fun you’ll have at a pro wrestling show is often priceless, nearly everything else that comes along with it most definitely isn’t. It’s in your best interest to bring some extra cash to spend at the venue.

Food and drinks can often be expensive at these venues, with prices hiked right up to bring in as much revenue as possible. Merchandise can also be a great way to commemorate your time at a pro wrestling event but is generally pretty expensive.

Ensuring you’ve got cash on hand when at the front of the line will save you a lot of hassle.

4. Be Polite To Wrestlers

If you’re lucky enough to see or meet wrestlers in-person outside of the ring, it can be a very exciting experience! However, you need to remember that these wrestlers are under no obligation to speak to you.

Of course, the majority of pro wrestlers will be more than happy to stop and chat — and maybe even take a picture or two with you. But other wrestlers might not want to for personal reasons, or simply may not be in the mood to do so.

Your job is to make sure to respect their boundaries and not overwhelm them. It shouldn’t need to be said but treat any wrestlers you meet with as much respect as you’d want or expect to be treated with!

5. Refrain From Using Profanity

Pro wrestling events have an audience base spanning all ages (unless it is otherwise specified) so there are bound to be children present at the event. This means it’s super important for you to refrain from using profanity.

Though they’re a little bit younger than you, they’re there for the same reason: to have fun and enjoy themselves! If you want to avoid confrontation with angry parents or even other people around you who are easily offended by profanity, limit yourself as much as you can.

6. Be Loud

There is nothing worse than watching a pay-per-view with a silent crowd. As a result, your aim at a live show is to be as loud as you can.

Even if you know that your show isn’t going to be officially televised, the atmosphere at the show can be electric if the fans are truly invested and interested in what’s going on.

While it’s perfectly fine to boo, cheer, or yell throughout the show — make sure you are still mindful of the people around you.

7. Have Fun!

Wrestling is a highly unique but equally fun escape from reality, so try your best to immerse yourself in the entertainment! Pro wrestling truly relies on the energy and commitment of fans, so it’s important to make sure you have fun so you’ll want to return sometime in the future!


Your experience at your first pro wrestling show will be exactly what you make it. By abiding by these 7 tips and gearing yourself up for one of the most enjoyable experiences, you’ll have an amazing time!