Everything You Need To Organize A Pro-Wrestling Themed Party
Wrestling themed parties are a great way for you and your friends to get together and enjoy the thing that you’re passionate about – professional wrestling.
Watch a live PPV
If you’re putting together a viewing party, then the PPV will be what the party will revolve around. It’s ideal to have snacks and drinks ready and easy to serve, because the last thing you want is to be stuck in the kitchen getting all the food ready at the last minute while all your friends are watching the show – this is especially important when the PPV has a stacked card and you don’t want to miss any match.
To spice things up, you and your friends can all make a prediction before the show starts (or during the pre-show). If you want to take things one step even further, you can decide on a prize for the one who got the most outcomes right and a punishment, either for the one who got the least results right or for everybody else besides the winner.
Pick out older shows
If your party doesn’t revolve around a live PPV, then there are other options you can add wrestling shows to the mix. With the WWE Network easily available, you and your friends can simply decide on a classic PPV that you would want to watch in order to relive ‘the good old days’. Whether it’s WrestleMania X7, SummerSlam 2002, or some more obscure events from decades ago, having friends around to discuss with and enjoy the show will make things much more interesting.
Other easy choices would be:
- WrestleMania XIX
- Royal Rumble 2001
- One Night Stand 2005
- Survivor Series 2002
- Royal Rumble 1992
If you want to take things to another route and not watch a PPV from beginning to end but you still want to check out some wrestling, you can pick out your favorite matches. Depending on how many friends you have at your party, everyone can pick one or two favorite matches and you can all watch it together. This is also helpful to improve your wrestling knowledge because chances are you might learn about some classic matches that you never knew of.
Decorations and costumes
If you’re really determined to make things stand out, having wrestling-related decorations is an ideal way to do that. Depending on what show you’re watching you can pick out a color scheme to match the atmosphere. You can put up some red or blue decorations if you’re watching the Raw or SmackDown shows after WrestleMania, or yellow, if you’re all NXT fans or are checking out the latest TakeOver event.
Wrestling themed parties are also a chance for everyone to wear their favorite piece of wrestling merchandise. From masks to t-shirts to championship belts, you can let the wrestling fan in you go all out.
Easy choices would be popcorn, pizza, chips and dip, and soft drinks. If you want to put together sandwiches just make sure you get everything ready and you’re able to make them quick so that you don’t miss out on the action. If you want to get even the food to be wrestling-related then you can order snacks online that are WWE-themed.
With a back catalog of the great wrestling game, and with new ones coming out each year, you have more than enough options if you want to add video games to the mix. Depending on which console you own, you can put on WWF No Mercy on the Nintendo 64, WWE SmackDown vs Raw 2006 on the PlayStation 2, or the latest WWE 2K game on the PC. To make things interesting, you can organize a King of the Ring tournament or a Royal Rumble match, with the last man standing getting a prize at the end of it all.
Other easy choices would be:
- WWE SmackDown! Here Comes the Pain
- WWE SmackDown vs Raw 2007
- WWE All-Stars
- WCW/nWo Revenge
- Fire Pro Wrestling Returns
If you and your friends are also passionate gamers then you could pick out many games to see how they evolved throughout the years, from the WWF WrestleMania on the Nintendo Entertainment System all the way to WWE 2K19. Note: If you don’t have every console at your disposal then you can easily use emulators, all you need is a strong enough PC and two gamepads.
Playlist full of wrestling songs
Music is a big part of pro-wrestling and music at parties is a must, which means you have a match made in heaven. If your wrestling party has a specific theme to it (for example ‘80s colorful era’, ‘late 90s grungy Attitude Era’) that will end up dictating how elaborate your playlist should be. Since it’s a wrestling themed party, it would also be fitting to play an individual song as loud as you can when someone enters the door.
If you just want some good wrestling tunes that everyone will recognize, then you can’t go wrong with adding some Jim Johnston classics to your playlist or some newer CFOs tracks and get the party started. In addition, you can slip into your playlist a few PPV theme songs that people will recognize instantly (as a rule of thumb, WrestleMania themes are easy choices).
In conclusion, you have many options at your disposal to put together a memorable party. From tons of wrestling shows and wrestling matches to pick from, to live Pay-Per-Views, to video games.