Smacked down at WWE Smackdown
From another sleepless night the car, we bring you this: Last night, Tuesday, was our first strike at WWE’s home state of Connecticut. We occupied the Webster Bank Arena, for at least a little while. Originally we had planned to protest out in Stamford in front of WWE headquarters to kick off the day, then head to Bridgeport for Smackdown, but after the turn of events at Raw, we decided it would be best to wait to visit Stamford.
At any rate, we showed up in Bridgeport, with extra “S For Solidarity/Sin Cara” mask copies, and waited for the crowds to arrive. Unfortunately, between more trolls going to the show chanting for more sex and violence near our group (to draw negative attention toward us) and the weather, we didn’t quite last that long, nor was our crowd that big. Someone must have complained because we were asked to leave. We complied so we could live to fight another day, namely, today when we begin our occupation of WWE headquarters in Stamford.
We may only have just under 200 Twitter followers, but we know thousands more have seen our Tweets and have seen the press on us in the main stream media. We hope to see some fellow occupiers in Stamford today. Bring your tents. We’ll be there a while.
Quick notes about the Occupy WWE Kick-Off Rally in Boston
Tonight was the kick off rally for Occupy WWE. We were in Boston, Massachusetts at the TD Garden. After driving cross-country this weekend, a small group of us arrived at the arena shortly after 5 PM. We simply had our “S For Sin Cara” solidarity masks and some poster board signs for the Occupy WWE protest. We hung around one of the entry lines to the arena with our signs and chanting whatever came to mind. Many people laughed at us, some jeered us, but more importantly, some joined us. At our peak, we were maybe 15 strong. Some so-called fans joined our group, but very quickly “turned” on us and began calling us homosexual slurs. This is nothing new, as we received taunts and threats like this over Twitter all week.
Shortly thereafter, we were told we couldn’t be on the arena’s property any more if we didn’t have tickets, and that we had to disperse immediately. Those of the group that had tickets (purchased for whatever reason, even though we don’t support giving WWE our monies at this time) decided to join the line and file into the arena. The small number of us remaining headed to Portal Park right next to the arena, near the street. Some cars honked at us and our signs. This didn’t last too long though because we were approached and told we couldn’t hold our gathering at the park without the proper permits. We were asked to leave, or else we’d be cited. We think someone who doesn’t like what we are doing tipped them off. We aren’t here to start any trouble, so we left the park and headed down the street to get sammiches.
While getting food, we decided that trying to do two protests tomorrow between Stamford and Bridgeport might not be the best of ideas, given how tonight went down. Instead, we’ll just focus on the WWE Smackdown taping tomorrow night in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Wednesday through Saturday, we’ll try our luck in Stamford at WWE headquarters for our true occupation protest, before heading to New York for Survivor Series at Madison Square Garden on Sunday.
Thanks to all of our Twitter followers and those who came in person to support the Occupy WWE movement. Having only planned this a week and a half ago, we felt like we made some good strides tonight, and we hope we’ll have better luck occupying in Bridgeport than we did in Boston. Soon I’ll be posting some of the main stream media coverage Occupy WWE has gotten.
The time has come…
Fellow fans of World Wrestling Entertainment, the time has come for us to make our voices heard. We must occupy the WWE for the powers that be to get the message that they can do better, that we expect them to do better, and that we deserve a better sports entertainment product. Please check the schedule of events and join us as we Occupy WWE.
Follow us on Twitter @OccupyWWE and use the hashtag #OccupyWWE to spread our good message.
We are wrestling.
We are legion.
We do not forgive.
We do not forget.