Wrestlers and Super-Heroes

Juan Correspondent IJuly 2, 2009

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 15:  Batista climbs back into the ring against World Heavyweight Champion Edge during WWE Smackdown at Acer Arena on June 15, 2008 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Gaye Gerard/Getty Images)

Good vs. Evil. Good guys vs. Bad guys. Fans and Haters, these are all the things that Pro-Wrestling and Superhero comic books both share.

While comic book heroes have superpowers, but wrestlers don't. At the same time, these superheroes are only in books while the wrestlers perform in front of a live audience. 

I've observed that lots of wrestling fans are also comic book fans. Even WWE superstars such as CM Punk, Cody Rhodes, Gregory Helms are fans of Marvel, as you can see through their interviews at the Marvel website.

The question is: Why?

As I mentioned above, they both share some similarities. It's usually a battle between good and evil. A face vs. a heel. A superhero vs. a supervillain. 

The heroes are supposed to be loved, and the villains are supposed to be hated. But, since the villains have that edge in their character, they have become more loved.

From DC Comics, you have the Joker. From Marvel comics, you have Venom. From the WWE, you have Edge.

We can relate to superheroes, because they face normal every-day problems, but we love reading about them because it's the closest we can get to being part of an adventure. The readers are usually left in suspense at the end of the book. 

It's the same for Pro-Wrestling. They don't have superpowers, but the fact that it's live, and that it's with real people, makes up for it.

Lots of superheroes wear masks. Hurricane Helms and Rey Mysterio are just two examples of wrestlers who wear masks. (By the way, where is Hurricane Helms? I was hoping to see him on ECW this week.)

Masks create mystery around them. That's just another similarity between both products. 

Now there's the question: Which is better? Pro-Wrestling or Comic Book Heroes?

I would have to say, Pro-Wrestling. I'm not just saying that because I'm a fan. But, the fact that it's live and the people are real just makes it better.

It's not just a fantasy, you don't have to just dream about it. You can see them right in front of you. 

Are you a fan of comic book heroes? If so, who's your favorite? Tell me whether you agree or disagree all on the comment board. 

And in case you were wondering, I have always been a fan of Marvel Comics. My favorite has been Spider-Man. But guess what? I've only read one issue of the Amazing Spider-Man series. I fell in love with him because I watched the cartoons and movies.

One day, I will go up to Stan Lee and ask him to give me all the issues in that series. If he won't let me buy it, I'll borrow it. It's pretty hard to find it anywhere else. And I'm still in school, so I don't have the money to buy it yet.