Pro Wrestling changed my life in 2005. I was 12 when I first saw my very first pro wrestling match on Spike TV. It was Chris Jericho vs John Cena in an I Quit Match. I was wondering to myself,"Whoa, who turned on the awesomeness switch?" It introduced me to the drama-filled circus of a show that promotes violence, sex, and everything else, really...and I loved it.
But the reason I am writing this article is not to reminisce on my past, or to tell you all my favorite moments or matches in wrestling are, but to answer an important question my younger brother asked me a while ago.
He asked me, "Bro, why do you watch wrestling?"
I couldn't answer him. All I could say is I Don't Know...
But then, that made me think, "Why do I watch this stuff? Why did I influence my younger brother to watch WWE and TNA with me? Why is he wanting John Cena merchandise for his birthday!?!?"
Then I thought about it for a long while. Hell, I'm still thinking of an answer while I'm typing this. It made me think more than the movie Inception did (Which is kinda still mind-boggling to me...but in a good way). I have watched this product, these shows of entertainment, for more than 5 years of my life. It's been so influential, it made me want to be apart of a community of other fans and here their takes on a show like RAW or Smackdown or Impact. It even made me make a YouTube channel.
So as I think, I remember what others have said about what it means to be a pro wrestling or sports entertainment fan. Some say it's the action, some say it's the dramatic storylines. Some say the matches and some say the spots of those matches.
But as of now, I have my answer to my brother. I am a wrestling fan because it changed my whole persona on what I would want to do for the rest of my life as a living. It became an obsession that's still haunts me today. I watch pro wrestling because I love the action, the drama, the moves, and and everything else about it. Performers like Shawn Michaels, Kurt Angle, Chris Jericho, Triple H, and much more have convinced me that are truly the best at what they do and love to do it. They love to entertain us and love that they can risk the bodies and lives to give us a hell of a show. Sure, some promotions mess up, and some of them die, but they still entertain. I commend these performers. I envy these guys. I respect these people.
Now I ask all you readers a question: Why are YOU a Wrestling fan? What made you want to write articles about pay-per-views or a specific wrestler or about past events or anything else?
As always, thanks for reading guys. Feedback is appreciated!