I attended the Mickie James and Torrie Wilson autograph signing at Best Buy here in Orlando, FL yesterday. According to a friend of mine who works at Best Buy, the line started forming at around 2 P.M, and the autograph session was to start at 6. I got there around 4 and it looks like I beat the rush because not even a half hour later the line was huge. If I had to estimate I would say a good 500-600 people were waiting on line.
Right before going to get my autograph, there were only about 3 people in front of a me when a kid, probably around the age of 17-18, had a seizure after hugging Mickie James and giving her a present. He fell to the floor and started shaking wildly, scaring everyone. Mickie showed great concern while Torrie looked upset, she stayed away. Mickie was down on the ground with the kid along with his brother and father. She held his hand and looked like she was on the verge of tears. After a good 20-25 minutes paramedics came and took the boy away. Mickie went up to the boy, gave him a kiss on the cheek and a hug and said, “I’ll be praying for you, feel better sweetie.”
The mood of the session lowly got better. Mickie was definitely fun, personable and outgoing, making jokes and even high fived me for wearing a Dallas Cowboys jersey. Torrie was a little standoff-ish but still nice and polite. The WWE rep that was with the girls was pretty rude, rushing everyone along. Due to the incident with the boy, they only had an hour left and only the beginning of the line had been autographed.
According to my friend who works with Best Buy, the girls stayed an extra 45 minutes to make up for the lost time due to the incident, they left around 8:45 when they were suppose to leave at 8. Not everyone got an autograph still and some fans left very unhappy. Other then the incident it was a good experience, my first autograph signing. Mickie, my favorite diva, was definitely a genuinely nice person and I was glad to know she was not in the least bit snobby, conceited, or anything of that sort. That’s pretty much it, thanks!
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