"The beginning is the most important part of the work." - Plato
If you're reading this, I assume you are a fan of professional wrestling. As such, you are part of a group that sees fit to make their voices heard, as all other fans of television shows, sports, movies, video games—practically anything—do.
Week in and week out, we watch, analyze, criticize and lament over every single detail presented to us in the hours of professional wrestling that we witness. Revelry in the positives of the show is far outweighed by the mass of outright complaints and vitriol.
Of course, this is natural. Once you become a fan of something, your attention doesn't go to praising what you already know you love. It goes to the things that worry you, that make you feel that programming, creation or whatever it may be could fail.
While we do this each week, we sometimes forget what we are given. Men and women go out each week and perform for an audience. They give us everything they can because they have worked hard to make it to where they are today.
While many will continually be criticized for a lack of ability in one or many different forms, each of them came a long way to make it where they are today. They are not there purely for the money. They are there because they are living out a dream.
They compete in the biggest company in professional wrestling after spilling blood, sweat and tears upon the mats that they left behind. There is no easy way to simplify what these men and women have done to get where they are today.
Instead, in a way of understanding the story, I set forth for you a simple yet grueling journey that has lead some down a similar path to the WWE. This is merely a story of one path where there are many, but they all share similar traits. And they almost all had to begin with a simple dream....