Staying in the Closet: 10 Reasons Not to Admit to Being a Die-Hard Wrestling Fan

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Staying in the Closet: 10 Reasons Not to Admit to Being a Die-Hard Wrestling Fan
Your typical wrestling fan?

Hey guys, sorry it's been a while. Just starting my exams at the moment and it's been a busy time for me. Be that as it may, I'm back for this quick slideshow of ridiculous matches and moments in wrestling.  

I love Wrestling! And I'm guessing most of you reading this article do too. But when it comes to admitting it in public, at least for me, I initially found it hard for one reason. I could deal with the common misconception that wrestling is "fake," meaning that no one gets hurt and it's not a real sport.

I could handle the common questions of "Are you mentally retarded?" or "Do you have the IQ of a five-year-old?". I usually reply: "Well, technically, yes, because I'm dyslexic, and no, because I am studying at one of the UK's top universities."

The problem, I think for many fans, perhaps in countries outside of North America where wrestling has not had the same pop culture effect, is that the bits everyone remembers from "wrestling" are the bits most wrestling fans want to forget.

The Internet has made it easier for wrestling fans to come together, share their thoughts and feelings about the sport they love, as well as upload their favourite wrestling moments on YouTube and even create a little community known as the IWC.

However, does that mean some fans have perhaps become less vocal about being wrestling fans in the playground or workplace? Maybe the Internet has made it easier to admit to being a wrestling fan.

Thanks to the invention of the user name and an avatar of your favourite wrestler, you can talk to other wrestling fans on everything from your favourite wrestlers to favourite matches.

But considering the average user name could range from a persona to something ridiculous like "HotandHeavy316," there is still a bit of a barrier there stopping some fans from admitting who they are.

The following is maybe a crazy theory that obviously doesn't apply to all wrestling fans. Yet, it may highlight the feelings some of us have had in publicly admitting our love of wrestling.  

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