When I was five, I used to draw pictures and I was interested in things that were somewhat pointless, like most kids my age.
My mom saw my pictures and told me to get a new hobby, so I went upstairs and saw wrestling on TV.
I loved it from the get-go.
I saw the pagentry, I saw the trash talk, but I saw the violence as well. This was truly a sight to behold. From then on, I was hooked.
As a five-year-old, I loved it all, and as I grew older it seemed to grow with me. I saw my favorites at the time like Brutus "the Barber" Beefcake, Mr. Perfect, The Million Dollar Man, and Rowdy Roddy Piper.
So what is it that I love, as an adult?
The wrestling has become real, the moves now are more complex, and we see super-human performers, such as Evan Bourne.
We catch Brock Lesnar giving an F-5 to the Big Show! Rob Van Dam gives a "Van-Daminator" from across the ring, while Mick Foley works matches with tacks and barbed wire, and the Dudleys throw opponents through flaming tables.
We've seen growth from corny storylines, cheap acting, and more docile in-ring abilities. Now, it is a soap opera and the acting is not as bad...Okay, maybe there's still room to improve there.
But the wrestling itself is damn good.
I saw a special on pay-per-view on the history on the Intercontinental Championship. As the show touched on older matches, I noticed something: The wrestlers weren't even close to actually hitting their opponents.
When I was a kid, I did not notice things like clotheslines that obviously missed. Now, contact is made.
Now, the injuries come as a result of the moves and not just the script.
I am 27 years old and I am addicted to wrestling. Is there a 12-step program for me?
Thanks for reading.