Pro Wrestling Forums: Dick Normandy Was The Heel

Jeff SacContributor IFebruary 24, 2010

For less than a week, Dick Normandy came to the Pro Wrestling forum and caused a firestorm.

His accomplishments in that week were almost 3,000 reads and hundreds of responses, and he climbed to the 19th slot on the top writers list.

He did this in one week.

He was also unceremoniously ousted within that week, after challenging whether or not professional wrestling belonged on a site dedicated to real sports.

Now, I do not want to come and insult people. I know most of you understand that wrestling is not real, and the other 74 percent of you that believe in it are not bad people.

In fact, for the people who believe in it, that's great.

I wish I still did, too. Just like these people are lucky enough to still believe in Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny.

The question is does Wrestling Entertainment belong on Bleacher Report? That's a tough question to answer because there is an athletic component to WWE style wrestling.

However, if we allow this, then where do we stop.

After all, stripping can be considered sports entertainment. Don't you think it takes a degree of athleticism to slide down a pole naked upside down?

Don't you think these girls spend many hours in the nude with their club owners, practicing how to grind up against someone's lap?

Nobody takes for granted that these strippers work on their craft. It's the same for these sweaty, grown men who spend countless hours after the gyms have closed, rolling around on the floor, and getting into positions I've seen in the Kama Sutra.

But the truth is, no one wants to ask these tough questions.

No one except a person like Dick Normandy.

And when he does, instead of opening dialogue between each other, you question his manhood, tell him the First Amendment doesn't exist, threaten him with physical violence, and then cry to your community leaders.

Having him banned is like hitting him with a steel chair while the referee, for some reason, is looking at the corner and not noticing it happen on the huge jumbo-tron.

I'm sure you will try to attack me now, instead of having a decent conversation—especially that kid, Brian, who looks like Alice Cooper, or Adam, who believes the Bible states the official start date of the WWE.

But what else should I expect from grown men who still believe in the Tooth Fairy.