The wrestlers that I missed on the last post are gonna come out in the order I got their autograps:
After Candice Michelle, I had 6 autographs/photo ops left that I was there for .... Edge had a line that was between medium and big and he was a guy I really wanted to meet.
Dude was very awesome, autographed my magazine and said that he remembered that cover very much because the photo was blurry.
After taking a first photo, he said one more just in case the other one didn't come out well .... I freaking messed it up, should've asked him for the 5 second pose!
I thought that by that time Ric Flair's line was going to be smaller, but all day him and Bret had the biggest crowd. Flip-flopped between him and Hart, ended up at the Flair line. I paid for 2 photos (one VIP, one additional) because I wanted one with the 4 horseman hand sign and one with both going "WOOOOO!!!", unfortunately the guy that was taking photos in that line wasn't bad .... he was AWFUL!! I'm uploading the unedited photos and the one I cropped it down to that didn't end up so bad.
For autograph I paid inscription for HOF & 16x world champ in a "The Wrestler" magazine of when he won the Royal Rumble to get his first WWF world heavyweight championship.
So, that was an experience I will never forget: THE NATURE BOY!! I was so excited! But still had more graphin' to do! Sean Waltman didn't have a big crowd by then, so that was the next stop. What an amazing down to earth dude! I had spotted him at breakfast with Scott Hall at the hotel restaurant, but didn't bother them to say hi or ask for a photo or autograph. But I did tweet that they were there and told Waltman about it and he said he did see it. 2 photos per his request: DX & Clique
Autographs, I didn't find any "premiere" items to get signed by him so I helped a co-worker get an action figured signed and paid extra for another signature on a 8x10 for a friend of mine who was a big 1-2-3 Kid fan.
Time was running out, I was freaked out that I wouldn't get Goldberg, Nash & Bret. But I saw Brooke Tessmacher sitting there just talking to Taryn Terrell and I said "what the heck". Asked her if she was willing to take a pic with me with her amazing a$$ facing the camera, she said "Of course not, why would you ask that?" .... awkward silence and then she said "Just kidding! Go ahead". So I went up to the front and paid for another photo op and had this pic with her, which to this day is still one of my all time favorites!!
So it came down to Goldberg and Bret .... it pissed me off that I made the wrong decision of going to Edge earlier because his line was empty and he was signing photos for the promoters while I was in Bill's line. But that's the hobby, sometimes you gotta make a decision and I went to Edge's line first and that time I could've been at Goldberg's and right then and there with Edge. But hey, everything happens for a reason.
As a fan you would always see Bill Goldberg in WCW as the biggest monster EVER! Would go into the ring, destroy his opponent and walk away without saying a word. In person he was the complete opposite, probably the most kind person in this convention towards his fan. In his podcast where he had Edge as a guest he talked about the convention and said "people paid money to go see me and spend time with me, I'm was going to make it worth it". And boy did he, there were fans getting pics while Bill picked them up and put them in the PILEDRIVER pose! Without dropping them of course.
After that, one of the best ever Bret Hart was the only one left to get for me. Time was ticking down, I think there was only 15 minutes left until the scheduled time was up. Line was pretty big, but I ended up getting to the front and their handlers told Bret "This is the last one because we gotta leave to the airport and catch your flight" .... boy was I lucky!
All in all it was a great experience, for $150 to get all of these great wrestlers was a homerun. If I understand correctly it was the first time Clickjab organized this kind of convention, so I'll give them a solid B+ on it with space to improve.
There was a VIP line (for those who paid $150 for everybody) and a general public line (for those who prefered to pay GA + single autographs and photo ops), good idea but the execution wasn't good. People in charge of the line were allowing 1 VIP, 1 General Admission. So there were GA lines that were shorter than VIP's and the VIP's had to wait more time.
Plus, people who are there handling the lines are also the ones who took the pictures for fans who paid for that ... and there were some who seemed like they never grabbed a camera in their life (like the one at Ric Flair's line).
But I can say I got my money's worth, enjoyed my weekend in Tucson and if Clickjab ever has an event again there I will definetly be there! Good job Chris!