WWE: More Than Just Wrestling

Adam LindsayContributor INovember 4, 2009

UNCASVILLE, CT - AUGUST 3:  Actor Jeremy Piven guest hosts WWE's 'Monday Night Raw' at Mohegan Sun on August 3, 2009 in Uncasville, Connecticut.  (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
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When I sat down to write this article I wondered 'How should I start?'. I did not want to just start pouring my heart out about what WWE meant to me or something like that where the reader would get nothing out of it.

I understand no one wants to hear about how wrestling feels to someone else, so I decided to tell you, the reader, what it really means to all of us.

To the casual fan what I am about to write seems a little dramatic. It may appear that I am putting too much thought and assigning a god like status to pro wrestling and believe me, that's why you're a casual fan.

A die-hard will look at this and find at least one time in their life when what I wrote was true, and will agree with me whole-heartedly.

Now sit back, relax, pop in the DVD 'The New and Improved DX' (I figured I would give them a plug) and let me tell you what WWE is to all of us.

We have all had a situation in our lives when we felt like things just sucked. Maybe it seems like you'll never meet a nice girl who likes you, or maybe you are put under an extreme amount of pressure at work, school, or even at home.

It seems to be these people that are attracted to wrestling and there is a reason for why...

...because WWE is an escape.

WWE is an opportunity to block out, if even for a few hours, the things we go through in life, things we haven't done or fear that we will never do, dramatic as it sounds WWE is the one thing we can count on every Monday, Tuesday, and Friday.

I will give a first person example to help develop my point.

When I was in high school, last year my model UN team (?) had a conference at a university two hours from my home, this seems like a pretty easy thing to do, three day trip away form the parents, but the problem was I was nervous, the teacher that was the only adult on the trip, was not exactly someone I would have over for Thanksgiving.

'What if something happens?' was the one thing I really couldn't get out of my head. I felt like I was really out of my comfort zone and I was literally sick to stomach, well to skip ahead a bit, we get to the college and hit the bookstore.

It had a magazine rack and lo and behold, a copy of WWE magazine Wrestlemania 25 edition, I bought it and as soon as I opened it I had a feeling of being back in that comfort zone, "who cares if these other students felt they knew more about UN procedure to me?", I was thinking about whether or not Taker would extend the streak, or who would win Money in the Bank.

You see being a wrestling fan is a chance for all of us to look life right in the face and say...

"Suck It!" 

(DX crotch chop optional)