Okay, maybe not this kind of accessibility but you get what I mean
I wrote another article about how the Internet age is causing the traditional idea of kayfabe to evolve. A big reason for that is Twitter.
Old school kayfabe is all about keeping wrestlers completely in persona around the fans, so as to keep up the illusion of the reality of the character.
Well, a lot of pro wrestlers have Twitter accounts these days, and a lot of the time kayfabe is broken in their tweets.
Yes, a lot of the time wrestlers use their Twitters to further feuds and most of the time they do keep in character. But sometimes we're allowed to see into their personal lives, and we remember that they're just people, too.
Folks with old-school notions are rolling over in their graves right now.
Pro wrestling has evolved on its own without the Internet. Ever since the Attitude Era the characters have become less cartoonish and more realistic—something which Twitter lends itself to very well.
We like seeing that wrestlers aren't all that different from us. I personally believe that one of the reasons Zack Ryder is so popular is because he's just as big a fan as the rest of us.
He doesn't seem to think he's above us because he's a pro wrestler and we're just lowly "marks." He's a fan too, who just so happens to be employed by WWE.
Furthermore, we like being able to interact with and be acknowledged by our favorite wrestlers.
I, for one, was unbelievably excited when Mickie James retweeted a tweet of mine about one of her matches. It was a TNA match against ODB so it doesn't exactly apply to this article, but still. You get my point.
When they reply to us on Twitter, or retweet something that we said, it shows that they care that we care. And as a fan, that's a huge deal.