Like most people that spend time here on the Bleacher Report wrestling section, I came across the latest and greatest "wrestling is fake and all wrestling fans are inbred" article to hit our section.
After careful contemplation, I have decided that I am not in the least offended. It is not worth my energy to be so. What struck me about this situation is the way in which every single member of the Bleacher Report Wrestling community was pigeon-holed into one tiny category.
The point of the article seemed to be that grown men should not watch wrestling, and that wrestling fans are all morons. The ignorance of this notion makes a response unnecessary.
The truth of the matter is that WWE arenas are filled with every type of person from every walk of life. Some go for the entertainment while others go to see it because they think it is real. Some wrestling fans simply love the athletic prowess that these men put on the line every single time.
I go for a very unique reason - wrestling reminds me of my Dad.
I am a wrestling fan through and through, and enjoy all of the things that make it up.
I love the struggle of good versus evil, and the lack of finality of the 1-2-3 pin. I love the fact that good does not always win, and that the bad guy finds redemption sometimes when they turn face. The whole soap opera is the point. There is nothing written in stone and the rules can change at any time.
The point of this argument is that there is no point. It is for fun. If you have fun watching Tiger Woods hit a golf ball, Tom Brady throwing a pass, or Derek Jeter turn two in the top of the ninth, so be it. I like to watch all of those things, but none of them compares with the drama of watching Y2J make his first appearance on Monday Night Raw and cracking jokes with the Rock. They all are entertaining, but the debut of Y2J will never be forgotten—just one example of thousands.
WWE and wrestling are here to stay, and it makes people happy. For those that are uncomfortable and do not dig it, so be it. There are other places for you to be. If you would rather hang around and hate on us, bring it on. We are a tough breed of fans, and you will find that we can take it. Regardless, wrestling will still be there, and we will be watching it.