The holiday season is upon us.
One of the many things I am thankful is the ability to write about professional wrestling and share with you readers my passion not only for the business, but for also for its history and its true beauty.
In one of the longest running soap operas (that men truly enjoy), I have seen my share of changes, character assassinations, title reigns and forgotten superstars in this business. And while I am still an NWA homer through and through, I have come to appreciate the balance of Vince McMahon and what he has done to make the business truly an empire.
When I was my son’s age (13), Ric Flair was one of the best in the business and challenged the likes of David Von Erich, Harley Race, Jack Brisco and Terry Funk. There was drama in matches, great interviews conducted by Gordon Solie and battles outside the ring when the Road Warriors hit the ring or someone like Kevin Sullivan waxed profound about evil and cults and going to higher places for peace.
It also did not hurt that we saw his hot wife (Nancy Benoit) every now and then in lingerie.
As we all break bread with family and friends today and over the weekend, I wanted to share what I am thankful in this comical business we call wrestling. And I also wanted to extend a happy, peaceful and safe Thanksgiving to all of you.
Now, on with the debate.