Cheap Family Fun, And A Deal With The Devil, In Borger, TX
It seems the price of everything has skyrocketed. Rent, eggs, gas, you name it. Having small children, it seems like a never ending quest to find entertaining activities that won't cause my wallet some kind of irreparable harm.
Enter Borger, TX; where you can find a fun night out for the kids, without going broke.
Once A Month, Borger Has An Affordable Event For Families
In fact, every time I've talked to anyone involved, the focus on being family friendly is made apparent. Motivate Pro Wrestling is really building something special for the little panhandle town it calls home.
One of my favorite parts, is that it's pretty affordable. For less than what it usually costs to take the kids out on a Saturday night, you can get a lot of entertainment packed into around two hours. That includes a stop at the concession stand.
How Kid Friendly Is The Pro Wrestling In Borger?
On my trip, this was going to be a big focus. Of course I wanted to see how talented the wrestlers are, along with some over the top action; but my main concern would be how "kid friendly" the whole experience would be.
In all honesty, it was pretty kid friendly. There wasn't a lot of cursing or anything obscene. It was heavy on the action, which sometimes spilled into or got really close to the crowd, but all in all it was just good old fashioned wrestling.
No gratuitous bloodshed or anything like that.
Pro Wrestling In Borger Texas Is A Big Show In A Small Town
The wrestlers were larger than life personalities. Your good guys were good. Your bad guys were really bad. Two of them even got banned from next month's event. At one point, even one of the security guards got body slammed.
The "show" aspect of it all didn't stop there. I even got to see someone make a deal with an individual who looked a little devilish. No word yet on who the mystery person is, but I have theories.
The Crowd Was The Real Star Of The Night
This was the best part. For a couple of hours, a few hundred people (give or take) were able to just have fun. The crowd was fantastic. At certain points, a majority of them would be out of their seats screaming at whatever was happening in the ring. Later, kids young and old were running around asking for selfies with any wrestler that would say yes.
The stresses of the world outside The Borger Dome didn't matter for those couple of hours. MPW put on a show that did exactly what it was supposed to do; let everyone escape the perils of real life for a moment to watch a professional take a boot to the face.
If you don't mind making the trip, I recommend it. Go watch the big show in a small town.