The advertised card for this one is as follows:
- Jamie Hayter vs. Madison Eagles (SHE-1 Block A Match)
- Millie McKenzie vs. Viper (SHE-1 Block A Match)
- Charli Evans vs. Kasey (SHE-1 Block B Match)
- Kris Wolf vs. Rhia O’Reilly (SHE-1 Block B Match)
- Command Bolshoi vs. Jetta (SHE-1 Block C Match)
- Jinny vs. Toni Storm (SHE-1 Block C Match)
Under the cut I’ll let you know how it went, but before I get to the spoilers I’ll talk a bit about the venue. It’s small – really small, as in the ring takes up more space than the audience on the floor and the commentary desk and gorilla position are upstairs on the balcony.
That makes it not great if you’re claustrophobic, and it’s mostly standing room only (though arrangements can be made if you absolutely have to sit down or bring in a wheelchair). The plus side is that it’s very intimate; wherever you are, you are close to the action, sometimes very close, and the crowd are generally good at rearranging themselves so everyone can see. Where I was stood, under the balcony, I could even hear a little of the commentary.
Because you’re so close, the wrestlers know how easy it is for you to hear them, so dialogue plays more of a role in matches than it really could in a larger venue. (At one point Jamie Hayter even berated the commentary team for something they’d said.)
It’s a very different experience either to watching wrestling in a larger venue, and an aspect which the video material doesn’t really bring out. That’s a positive in some ways – if someone has a body odour issue in your vicinity you will become aware of it – but nonetheless I’d recommend shows at the Resistance Gallery to folk if the constraints of the venue aren’t a deal-breaker for you.
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