(Caption: WWE wrestler Jeff Hardy poses for a photo with 7-year-old Romeo Davidson of Aurora during the WWE Road to WrestleMania event Saturday at the NIU Convocation Center in DeKalb. The Miz and Jeff Hardy defeated The Bar during a tag-team match.)
Don Catlin of Portage, Indiana, attended the event with his 7-year-old son, Dominik, for a father-son night as a Christmas present.
“There are no chairs or ladders or tables, but it’s still very entertaining,” Catlin said. “We go to local wrestling events and try to make it to one or two live WWE shows a year. We have action figures, belts, T-shirts, video games. We watch wrestling every week, but the atmosphere and energy are always better live. For us, it’s not about who wins or loses, it’s about bonding and having a fun night out together.”