These are the men and women who put their bodies on the line day after day, week by week, 12 months and 52 weeks a year. These men and women are professional wrestlers.
They are the risk takers, the legends, the icons, the gods amongst men. They are more than a man but less than a god.
They bleed, sweat and cried in the squared circle for the fans entertainment and to do the thing they love—wrestle.
These men and women are not immortal however, they bleed the same blood, sweat the same sweat and cry the same tears as you and I.
They are role models, idols, for people who watch all around the world week after week. They put on one helluva show and twist the crowd's emotions throughout their careers.
We love to hate them or we love to love them.
They put their bodies through hell just to entertain us people. They go through physical abuse from chairs, tables, cages, etc. just for you and I.
Countless amounts of blood has been spilled in the squared circle. The coliseum where titans clash every week of the year.
WWE Raw, Smackdown or TNA iMPACT! you have to appreciate and respect what these performers to do to entertain the fans.
Every wrestler has different abilities. They all posses qualities of super heros or villains. Some posses super strength or super speed.
We witnessed many champions, stars, legends and icons grow up in a wrestling ring. We followed their storied careers and shared the fairytale endings. We shared the tears of their final moments in the ring. We chant their names, we cheer them on, we damn near worship them. Their memories have become our memories.
We watched their stories unfold and supported them every step of the way.
We stay tuned every week of the year, glued to the TV screens waiting for the moment our favorites accomplish their top priority.
Their sport is our addiction. They love what they do and we love them for doing it. We never want them to leave our screens but their memories will never fade away. They have become engraved in people's brains.
They do unthinkable things that no man would ever dare to try.
Some have even died for the company we all love.
When they leave, they leave behind a legacy. They are forever enshrined in a Hall of Fame. They may not physically be seen but forever remembered in the hearts and minds of wrestling fans.
I would like to take the time to thank every single wrestler that has ever stepped foot in a ring and say, thank you.
Thank you for the memories. Thank you for the roller coaster ride of a career and ending on a high note. Thank you for putting your body through hell and risking injury for the thing you and I both love: wrestling.
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