Here's the full recap for what may be the most controversial Inspire Pro event since we've started this podcast, Fade to Black. We share our thoughts on each and every match on what turned out to be an unforgettable card.
Unforgettable. You can't deny that. And as the dust settles, you can guarantee that the powers-that-be behind Inspire Pro Wrestling have already gotten an earful already about what fans felt worked and didn't work in that night's show, and it is never, ever our goal to pile on. We'll be honest, but our goal has always been and will always be to celebrate Inspire Pro. In a year of attending shows, it was the first time there were noticeable AC problems. It was the first time there were (what amounted to minor) sound problems. It was the first time talent got injured enough to be walked to the back. It was the first time a main event went less than a minute. Otherwise? Every other show I've attended has gone off seamlessly, at least to us mooks in the crowd. That's a pretty damned good report card if you ask me.
We paid $15-$20 for a night of unforgettable entertainment and that's what we got. That's kind of the point of my final words on this week's episode. We're fans. We're hooked. And not every match-up is going to be for me and not every match-up is going to be for you, but we're all invested. We're in love. And not just us, but the athletes putting their craft on display for us. The people working the merch table. The ring crew. The announce team. And especially the folks who created Inspire Pro in the first place and the bookers who run the show with a dedicated mission to entertain us. And, guys, holy shit, mission accomplished.
Main event controversy and all, Fade to Black is one for the books.