One Fan's Ramblings: How to Truly Enjoy Professional Wrestling

Eric ShepperdContributor INovember 24, 2008

Hello once again I am Eric here writing to you about my thoughts on everything pro wrestling.

Well I had been planning on writing this article for quite some time now but it seems that now is definitely the right time for it. You see, I just have to get a few things off of my chest. What I'm about to write may piss a few people off, or maybe it won't; but I'm sure it needs to be said.

I Love Professional Wrestling. Let's make that very clear here, as goofy as it sounds wrestling is my life. Of course I have plenty of other things going on that are just as, if not more important than wrestling, but I still say wrestling is my life. Why? Well it's quite simple actually, I enjoy it. Yep, that's it.

I love Professional Wrestling because of the action, drama, comedy, and everything that comes with it, but most of all I just enjoy it. You see about a year ago I was finding that those who I knew who liked, and even loved, wrestling were a little to harsh on the product. I was watching Survivor Series last night with a few friends, and once again the PPV was picked apart by them inch by inch, really taking the fun out of it.

Sure, as a whole, Survivor Series sucked. But you know what? I enjoyed it. Through the pretty bad casket match, to the Kozlov/Triple H match, I still enjoyed the show. You see what I like to do is focus on the positives of each show. By doing this you could even enjoy the dismal PPV that was December to Dismember(the opening tag bout was tremendous).

When I see a botch on television or a bad interview or a bad match, I shrug my shoulders and move on. Even if the storyline makes no sense or it looks all too fake, I look to what was good about the show. Looking for the positives, it's a great thing my friends.

Watching PPV's with people like that can be annoying. Even during an awesome match, some will say "Wow that was bad" when a move is performed incorrectly. Of course you notice the botch, even if it's a botched finish like the Mickie James/Trish Stratus match at Wrestlemania 22.

The finish was botched but the match itself was, in my opinion, awesome. While some came out saying that they wished the finished hadn't been botched but I came out of it just happy to have seen a great match-up.

Ross, a great writer for the Wrestling section of this site wrote an article explaining how the Internet wrestling community is ruining wrestling for themselves. It's a great article and a good read and I won't really dwell to much on the factor of spoilers and breaking news, but I feel I must comment just a little bit.

Wrestling fans these days complain about the predictability of the WWE shows, many say Edge's return last night was predictable. Well if you had gone on any "dirt sheet" you would have found that Edge was in Boston and some sites even went out and said that Edge most likely will be revealed as the one who attacked Jeff Hardy. So I wouldn't expect to be surprised off of something I already knew.

This is all besides the point but the fact is that if you stop reading spoilers and dirt sheet's for even one week, you will find yourself enjoying wrestling so much more. I have been criticized by some friends for liking everything in professional wrestling and maybe they are right. But the truth is I just find something I like or enjoy out of every match, wrestler, or event.

In the end, we are all going to still look at spoilers and everything like that but I am just saying that we take this sport we love for granted. Next time you watch a wrestling show, try and focus on the positives and see how you rate the show overall.

I will leave you with this, I am not in any way saying that fans who read spoilers and dirt sheet's aren't "true fans" or don't enjoy the product. All I am trying to say is that I have found that your love for this business stays stronger when you first just look at the positives.

Good night and Good Luck