August 20 – Autograph Signing at ToysRUs Times Square; NY, NY
The next day began bright and early. The WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins & Paige would be signing autographs at the ToysRUs Times Square location. You needed to purchase $30.00 worth of WWE merchandise at that particular store to score a meet & greet ticket. I got mine insanely early (I was issued ticket #17). Luckily for me, ToysRUs gave me a 2nd ticket because they didn’t have ANY Paige or Rollins merchandise the day I purchased my 1st ticket and when I went back and tried to exchange my original purchase for a Paige elite and a Rollins basic, they just issued me another ticket instead. TWO autographs! Awesome.
I arrived to ToysRUs at roughly 10:00 AM to find a small line formed outside the ToysRUs. There were several other lines once you were brought inside. The first floor line looked like this:
The Special Event staff escorted about 15-20 people at a time to an elevator. Once you were off the elevator…you waited on another line. But we were close! I saw where Rollins and Paige were being housed. They even had a Special Event staff member ask every person if they wanted their item personalized. In fact, you can see here in this photo. She’s wearing the white blouse on the right talking to a customer:
It was time. I first met Rollins and he was INCREDIBLY nice. ZERO complaints. He signed my items, shook my hand, and took a good pic with me (that will be posted on my site tomorrow). Here’s a picture of us:
Up next was Paige. She, too, was an absolute sweetheart. I wanted a photo with her but the person who took my photo with Rollins was too busy. I asked an employee to snap it and he said he wasn’t allowed and suggested I do a selfie. I am HORRIBLE at selfies so, of course, the photo came out blurry. BUT…something cool did happen. As I was about to ask Paige for a selfie, she suddenly got up and went to hug someone. A little annoyed, I turned to see who dared interrupted my selfie…and my jaw dropped:
Apologies for the blurry photo but I snapped it in the middle of my barely contained excitement. Kevin Owens, his wife, and son interrupted the signing just to say hi to Paige and Rollins! Owens’ son took a picture with Paige before I finally got my (blurry) selfie.
All in all, a great signing although I’m a little miffled that not one employee couldn’t take my picture with Paige. Still, my fault for taking a blurry selfie. I should perfect those, I guess. Here’s what I got signed:
Anyways, speaking of Owens…I would be meeting him later that day…