Every history is an outcome of human decisions and their consequences. Its complexity resonates with the intricacy of human mind. Akin to our dreams, emotions and actions, history is both humane and surreal. Wrestling’s history is no exception.
One remains amazed at the range of stories it has produced. The contrasting hues that radiate are equally mesmerizing, and in a sinister way, if I may add.
For every success story, there is a crumbled spirit and dreams that reneged on their promises. For every single mega-star, there are countless faces who wandered in shady dungeons sans any identity. Wrestling history has many fairy tales of compassion, of bonds and passion that people shared. It has, however, also seen instances of betrayal, revenge and even murders for that matter. This history is indeed glorious, but its aura is a tad crimson.
Another aspect that fascinates me after going through all these eras is the future. It is an inevitable curiosity.
The business changed a lot in all these years. It had its cycles and stages of evolution. However, one could notice that as the time progressed, the average span of these upheavals has become shorter. In the past 30 years, business remolded itself to unimaginable extent.
What lies in the future is anyone’s guess, and that’s all that one can do to figure it out. Guess.
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