Why We Love Professional Wrestling

BenContributor IJune 4, 2009

A lot of people love it and a lot of people hate it. For some people the love of professional wrestling will never go away, even if they stopped watching it.

I am currently 19 years old, when I was young, up until the age of 14, I watched it constantly and loved it. Five years ago, I stopped watching professional wrestling. Not because I didn't like what I was watching anymore, but because I didn't have the time.

During that time I didn't really think about wrestling and most of the time never thought about watching it.

My family didn't and do not like wrestling so they always kept me away from watching. I occasionally caught it, such as during the time of Eddie Guerrero's passing.

I went three years without watching it, I guess I caught about five or six Raw shows within that three years.

I left school and went on to college, at the age of 17, when I was sitting at home nursing a broken leg, I recorded No Way Out 2007. It might not have been the best PPV but I watched it and realised how much I still loved wrestling. 

Ever since then I have loved it, yes many people complain it is not as good as it was 10 years ago, but it is still great and I believe will get better again in the future.

We love wrestling because it gives us two things, a great form of entertainment like many television programmes we watch, and it provides us with a form of sports and great athleticism.

There are some people on the Internet who criticize the product way too much, some of the criticism I totally agree with. 

I enjoy hearing people's opinions such as on Bleacher Report and read them talking about shows like WWE and TNA. Hell, I make criticisms but I also just like to just sit there and enjoy what I am watching.

The people who hate it are the people who do not understand it. They are the people who say it is fake.

Some people watch the show once, and do not like it, mainly because they don't understand what is going on, don't understand that the wrestlers are their to tell a story and entertain the fans.

I went three years without watching it, for a few different reasons. When I watched No Way Out, I watched it as if I had still been watching it forever. I felt sucked in and loved it once more. I have watched it ever since and will continue to do so.

There are many articles talking about wrestling and why we love it but I thought I would write this even though it may be irrelevant.

There are some people, like on B/R who will always be drawn to pro wrestling and will always want to watch it to know what is going on.

And for critics who say they will stop watching it just because the shows sometimes bad, they will always be drawn back to it.

Its tough to stay away from it once you're hooked.