Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Dope or Nope ...


Here's a topic near and dear to my heart - Pro Wrestling. It has experienced several highs and lows over the past 25 years or so. Who can forget the "Rock and Wrestling" era of the mid 1980's, or the Monday Night Wars of the 1990's? What about the tragedy around Chris Benoit, and the deaths of several wrestlers in the past 10 years, that brings up issues with wrestling policies?

I have no idea why, but I enjoy watching and following wrestling. I've been a fan for more than 25 years, and tend to be like an encyclopedia when it comes to wrestling history. I think it's an escape from reality ... much like people watching American Idol or NASCAR. Maybe I'm just fooling myself.

So, what do you think of pro wrestling?

4 comments:

Reverse said...

Thumbs up!

I still click it on from time to time.

I just watched some classic WWE, Iron Sheik vs. Sgt. Slaughter.

Heff said...

NOPE. Can't stand it, although I watched it A LOT in the 80's, which just makes NO DAMN SENSE...

Jeff said...

Rasslin' is great -- if you live in your mother's basement.

Here's another point against rasslin': a lot of successful college wrestling programs have been cut in the past 20 years due to either Title IX or budget constraints. Yet Vince McMahon, his father, Ted Turner, etc., have never donated one penny to any college or Olympic wrestling programs.

Steph said...

NOPE. Although I liked it when I was younger, like in the 80s and maybe early 90s. Back when Hulk was awesome.