I’ve thought about writing something about this subject for a good couple of years, even before I started writing a blog. It’s something I have been pretty passionate about since 1999 when I was around my friends’ house watching my first match. But, being 24 and admitting to liking it openly is just not something that I have never really wanted to admit to…But it’s time to come out with my dirty little secret…
I like wrestling.
Or more to the point, World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).
I know I have opened myself up here for a lot of ribbing from anyone who reads this (is there anybody!) and the fact that I will whore out my article on Twitter and Facebook shows that I really couldn’t care less anymore.
I love it, I really do, and do you know why? It’s entertainment, pure and simple. Yes it’s a lot of muscle bound guys rolling around in their Speedos but when done properly, it’s an art form.
Now before I go any further, I am going to get this out of the way, yes I know wrestling is fake, well, fake isn’t the word that should be used. The results of the match are predetermined, a lot of the interview segments are scripted but what happens in the ring, being slammed down on your back, neck, head, legs is a lot more real than a lot of sports out there. Just look at the long list of injuries suffered by professional wrestlers. They travel for more than 300 days a year from town to town, city to city, country to country with no off season. Can you imagine Premier league footballers playing a game 4 times a week 52 weeks a year? No, you can’t.
So, I’m going to be working on two posts after this, the first will be why I love wrestling. The second will be on what I see are the current issues in wrestling. Some people may not be interested in reading either of the posts, and to those people that’s fine I’m not going to force you to read about something you have no interest in, but, you never know, you may find it interesting and you may find you learn something that you didn’t know about “sports entertainment”.
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So, any thoughts on wrestling? Good or bad – I can take it! Sound off in the comments section. If you like it, tell me why, matches you like, characters you like (or dislike) anything…For those of you that don’t let me know your thoughts, why don’t you like it and why I am a douche for watching it!