John Cena: WWE Raw World Tour 2012
Ridiculously muscled-up men. Glossy ladies in bikinis. Melodrama, tears and lots of growling. And, most of all, over-the-top fighting that looks incredibly painful, but is all really part of a carefully choreographed show.
Professional wrestling today has little to do with what was practised in ancient Greece and Rome, or indeed the many other cultures that adopted the sport. But this modern incarnation is a huge success on a global scale, pulling in major crowds both for its television and live events. Viz. this month, the WWE Raw World Tour returns to Barcelona a year after its last visit here, which can only mean an enthusiastic audience in these here parts. ‘Superstars’ CM Punk, Chris Jericho, John Cena (pictured) and The Miz will battle it out on stage, while more entertainment will be provided by popular WWE names such as Kelly Kelly, Jack Swagger and R-Truth.
Tickets from €20.