TAMPA (FOX 13) - When the superstars of today walk down to the ring, they're following in the footsteps of some of the greats laid out decades prior, long before WWE. One of the hotbeds of old school wrestling was Tampa's old Armory.
"It is very rich in wrestling and sports entertainment going back to Homer Hesterly Armory days with FCW, the late great Dusty Rhodes… you get a sense of that," said WWE superstar Luke Gallows.
Fast forward to now and today's modern product has transformed into a blend of wrestling, drama and part rock concert. Superstars Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson make up the tag team known as "The Club."
"It is a new era so many new superstars coming in its just a beautiful time to be part of WWE," said Anderson.
"I think there's a lot of exciting things for fans and the upcoming brand extension the draft its exciting not only for fans but performers as well," said Gallows.
Another big change from the old days is today's production value. FOX 13 was granted a rare glimpse behind the scenes as more than a hundred crew members scramble to set up lights, monitors and the ring itself.
It's organized chaos as workers have to unload more than 20 trucks in a single day. "We always say we're the best in the world at what we do that's the thing that a lot of performers say but the guys behind us are the best in the world at what they do," said Gallows.
"They're flying to every single town and setting this up every week every town it's amazing," said Anderson. And Monday night it's live from Amalie Arena.
"We get a chance to travel all over the world and it's fun to come to Tampa the coolest thing about us the club we're unpredictable...and just like the WWE anything can happen we're happy to be here," Anderson told FOX 13's Josh Cascio.