3-2-1 Battle is a local wrestling group made up of local talent from the Seattle area. Most of the performers are enrolled in lessons at the South Lake Union Evolv Fitness, where the shows happen bi-weekly. While the show is geared towards adult audiences who enjoy entertainment that varies from amazing acrobatics to hilarious gimmicks, you don’t necessarily have to like pro-wrestling to have a good time.
Overall, 3-2-1 Battle is one of the best small production shows I have found in Seattle. The storylines, and gimmicks of the characters keeps the crowd a little more involved, they also use social media to keep people who missed some plot points up to date and to also carry add to the next show coming up to further build their characters. The passion of the crowd, which is diverse in age and experiences, adds an immersive experience to the overall story. They make you feel inclined to chant and yell throughout the entirety of the show. If you attend, you’ll quickly find yourself rooting for your favorite fighter and booing the referee that’s obviously missing what is happening in the ring. Yes it is fake, but they do their own stunts and can sometimes get hurt.
Currently the shows, which run under the radar as HB1420, was just signed by the governor this Monday. For the last 10 years they could not advertise or charge for their shows and they rely mainly on social media for exposure. The house bill is for students of the craft to be able to show off what they have been learning, so we will see what changes that brings for advertising in the future. Because of the laws they have just been getting by on donations and merchandise sales to pay for the rental space they use and equipment for the shows.
This documentary is a brief introduction to 3-2-1 Battle and how they have been getting their stories of who they are and what they do out using social media and general authenticity of having true fans that want wrestling to be legalized and for these amazing athletes to get more attention for the hard work they do.
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