South Florida’s own Tye Dye Guy made WWE.com’s list of “The 10 greatest fans in sports-entertainment history.”
Tye Dye Guy, a pro wrestling super fan, can be seen front and center on many ECW, WCW and WWE shows over the years. Whether you see him in his Hulk Hogan red-n-yellow on WWE DVDs or on Raw or SmackDown, he is still going strong. His legendary Waffle House tours traveled him through Florida, Georgia, Alabama, the Carolinas, Virginia and more to get his fix of pro wrestling/sports entertainment.
Tye Dye Guy is the unofficial, official Florida superfan of WWE. If WWE houses the AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami or BB&T Center in Sunrise, he is there. If WWE is at the Amway Center in Orlando or Amalie Arena in Tampa, he is there. Daytona Beach, Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Tye Dye Guy front and center. Sometimes Brett and/or Christian, his TDGsIT, are accompanying him.
How does Tye Dye Guy score those seats, great seats on the floor in camera view? He must know someone. Well, he does, and many know him, but he pays for the tickets. No scalpers necessary. Tye Dye Guy has a system that has worked for years, when purchasing great seats, but if he told us, he would have to kill us. Some secrets are best left unsaid.
At shows, fans aren’t the only ones flocking to take a photo with the fan friendly Tye Dye Guy.
I recall an FCW/NXT show at the West Palm Beach Armory in 2012, current WWE SmackDown commentator Byron Saxton spotted fans talking to Tye Dye Guy before the show. Saxton said he had to say hello to Tye Dye Guy and then asked to have his photo taken with Tye Dye Guy. At an NXT show at Full Sail Live at Full Sail University in Winter Park, near Orlando, former WWE superstar Justin Gabriel grabbed the mic and mentioned Tye Dye Guy in the crowd.
The legend of Tye Dye Guy continues.