I recall the amazement (just on the novelty alone) of watching large scale professional wrestling events that took place outdoors as opposed to an indoor arena. The events that come to my mind include: WWF Wrestlemania IX at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, the WCW Road Wild events held in Sturgis, South Dakota during the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, and WWF SummerSlam ’92 at Wembley Stadium in London. There’s just a great “play in the park” feeling of watching or attending a pro wrestling event held outdoors; a reminder of playing and spending time outside with close friends in the bright, natural sunlight, feeling the wind breeze by, and having nothing but the cloudy or clear sky above our heads. Even though I enjoy this feeling when attending smaller-scale independent wrestling shows, I dream for WWE, TNA, and ROH to have more larger-scale shows taking place outdoors.
On this episode of “WWE Legends of Wrestling,” a round-table discussion show hosted by WWE Hall of Famer “Mean” Gene Okerlund, the host and guests (including Kevin Nash, WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross, Michael Hayes, and soon-to-be-WWE Hall of Famer J.J. Dillon) talk about some of the more historic outdoor events and the unique aspects of putting on a show in the midst of God and Mother Nature, discussing events like World Class Championship Wrestling (WCCW) Parade of Champions, and the aforementioned Wrestlemania IX, WCW Road Wild and WWF SummerSlam 1992.