In Defense of the Genre

Has the art of professional wrestling been lost? Do we have ourselves to blame? Our constant, and possibly unfair, critique of each product may be hindering the business. Just to clarify, this is by no means an attack on the Internet Wrestling Community — rather an analysis on such. Perhaps, with this, we can all recognize the errors of our ways.

Everyone has an opinion on how they believe they could improve the business. There is no problem in that. In fact, websites such as this survive on the opinions of myself and others. A different perspective on the topic allows for expansive insight and constructive conversations. However, in cases of extreme ignorance or bias, this can be lost. Each and every week, programs are subject to constant negativity and disagreements. Instead of backing up these claims with facts and info, these empty statements are filled with arrogance and pretentiousness. It seems as if they miss the point completely.

No one likes to see their favorites lose, and everyone can relate to that. However, arguing about the politics of the business is rather foolish. Instead of looking for someone to blame, keep an open mind. Not everyone can win. Not everyone can get pushed. Not everyone can be champion. This is just the way the business works. I understand that it does get frustrating sometimes when the product is lackluster. However, negativity breeds more negativity. In a business that we all care for so much, there simply isn’t a place for this.

If the product is good, support it. This will cause the incentive to create more quality product. If the product is not up to par, don’t support it. Is it really worth the frustration? At the root of it, wrestling is supposed to be fun, and that is lost when people take themselves too seriously. That is the most important thing. Find something you enjoy, and define what it means to you.