Why Wrestling Is a Bleacher Report Headline

Jacob BurmanCorrespondent IFebruary 26, 2010

I know this issue was hammered early this week, but I wanted to touch upon it. People bash this website and say it loses credibility because wrestling isn't a real sport and shouldn't have a section on this website. However, ESPN, a very respected sports site, touches upon wrestling every now and then. One of their premier columnist actually spoke about the Bret Hart and Vince McMahon storyline:

In a recent chant on ESPN.com, columnist Bill Simmons was asked about a potential Wrestlemania match between Vince McMahon and Bret Hart. Below is the transcript of the question and the answer:

Connor (Portland, ME) Bill, your thoughts on the potential Bret Hart-Vince McMahon showdown at WrestleMania XXVI?

Bill Simmons(1:07 PM) I like it. I've been DVR-ing wrestling every week since the Bret Hart comeback and zooming through it. Did we make enough about the fact that The Miz is a legitimate WWE star now? I feel like this is an underrated story. He's the most successful MTV reality guy ever... of course, that's like calling someone "the most successful janitor ever" or something, but still. This was on Bill Simmon's ESPN Chat today.


So even respected writers that focus on "real sports" watch wrestling and talk about it. Doubt we will ever shut the haters up, but just thought I'd pass this to the wrestling fans.