Fraternization in the Pro Wrestling Ranks: Is a New Policy Needed?
Many of us have heard the old saying before. Don’t Fish off the Company Pier. Don’t [defecate] where you sleep. Don’t dip your pen in the company ink well.
You get the point.
In certain lines of work, however, it’s almost impossible. Take Professional Wrestling, for example. Not many women these days are satisfied with playing the happy housewife while the “Man of the House” goes gallivanting off on the road for extended periods of time.
As a result of the aforementioned, many times Professional Wrestlers are left to select potential wives, girlfriends, or hook-ups (holla if ya hear me) from a pool of candidates that not only understand the way of life a Pro Wrestler lives on the road, but also one within easy reach.
The female Pro Wrestler.
And let’s face it. They’re not only easily accessible to the male Pro Wrestler, more often than not they’re in the peak of their own physical fitness and their similar needs can make for quite the exciting time behind closed doors when the lights go out.
Sure, at some point, at some job or recurring social function, each one of us has had that hot coworker or associate that’s made it into one or more of our dreams that are best left not discussed with anyone.
On some occasions, these dreams even become reality.
Speaking from personal experience, the act of fantasy becoming reality can be a mind blowing (no pun intended) journey. However, in many, many cases, there’s just one small problem.
Even if you and said coworker go at it like there’s no tomorrow, sadly, there is one. This brings me to today’s Exhibit (TN)A, regarding the subject matter of this article.
Kurt Angle and Rhaka Khan.
No one privy to the situation regarding the goings-on of these two can deny that it is nothing short of a HOT MESS. There are plenty of news reports on them, so a full recap isn’t necessary, but now there is talk of pending charges against Trenesha Biggers for filing false Police Reports.
Once more, with feeling...HOT MESS.
Moving on to our next pair, or trio, rather, who could forget the infamous Edge-Lita-Matt Hardy triangle? Although a year after the actual scenario went down, the one-man’s-trash-is-another-man’s-treasure storyline played out on camera in what became a nigh—legendary feud this inevitably led to the early retirement of one of WWF/E’s highest skilled female wrestlers.
And then, well, you have Matt Hardy getting the short end of the stick (again, no pun intended).
Frankly, I could go on with examples (Randy Savage, anyone?), and I’m sure there are plenty of Bleacher Creatures that could provide their own examples of when fraternizing with coworkers turns out both good and bad.
However, I would respectfully submit that this activity leads to more negative outcomes, than positive.
Many professional sports leagues have strict guidelines when it comes to dating within the “professional circle”: NFL, NHL, NBA, the list goes on.
If a professional football, basketball, what-have-you player is allowed to date one of the cheerleaders, this can lead not only to poorer performance both on the field and the sidelines thanks to an increased level of distraction, but it can also lead to unnecessary locker room drama within both camps (read: HOT MESS).
In light of the recent unfortunate circumstances regarding my above examples, and in spite of the fairy tale, happily-ever-after marriage of a certain headlining WWE talent and the boss’ daughter, I believe perhaps the time has come to draft a new Wellness Policy in any Pro Wrestling Promotion, regarding the extra-curricular mingling of talent.
What say you?
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