The daily commute of your average New Yorker is equal parts mundane and exciting. When we say exciting, we mean it in the worst ways possible—the horrendous smell of someone smashing hot Halal food in the seat across from you, a group of kids constantly failing at flipping their hats onto their heads during a "SHOWTIME!" performance, and the general discomfort that comes from squeezing into a crowded train during rush hour immediately come to mind.
Diehard wrestling fan Timothy Rivera (who happens to be a resident video editor at ONE37pm) chooses to make everyone's MTA rides a bit more riveting with something wholly entertaining and capable of bringing good vibes. That brand on NYC train shenanigans is called "Subway Mania," which is an incredible parody cosplay of the most popular WWF/E legends that features over-the-top entrances and matches. With millions of views across social media, tons of positive acknowledgment from actual wrestlers, and even an on-stage appearance during YAMS Day 2019, Subway Mania has transformed from a cool passion project into an undeniable phenomenon.
Join us as we catch up with Timothy to talk about his wrestling passions, how he came up with Subway Mania, and so much more.