Welcome back to another installment of Why Wrestling! Like I have said before and probably in every article in this series wrestling creates an instant connection with people. Zeppelin was one of the first people that I really started talking more about wrestling with. When I created the first ever cross over article for TNANews and WWENews he was the first one to step up and do the article with me. Since then Zepplin and I have worked on other articles and have other projects coming up. Through this we have started talking about other things besides wrestling, which is great and just proves my point. Because wrestling is such a big part of my life it is a special bond that between wrestling fans. Yes, I bond over other things with other people such as sports, music, or video games, but when it comes to wrestling the bond you create over that is something different. It always feel like its something bigger than anything could ever connect us. With that Zeppelin will explain Why Wrestling!
What does wrestling mean to you?
It means a lot. I feel an instant connection to someone who is a wrestling fan, because it is so socially taboo for some reason. It is one of the few things that have been a constant in my life. The fact that I am willing to make it a huge focus of my time and life is a sign of how important and passionate I am on the product.
Why do you still watch?
I have been watching since I was five. It reminds me of my childhood, and the good times I would have sitting with my family and enjoying the program together. Also, as a writer, I love seeing the ever involving stories of these characters. It is like a soap opera for me, and I am invested to improve my own abilities, and continue that enjoyment I have had watching it all these years.
My earliest memory isn’t of anything particular. It was just a normal episode of Raw, but it was the people I was with that made it special. I was just 5 years old, but I can clearly remember me and my whole family watching it and enjoying the program. Something about watching these over the top characters and stories with my family was so moving that I have been continuing my love for wrestling for over 15 years.
Special Wrestling Moment:
DX is what changed me. I loved DX as a kid. I had so much DX merchandise and the original DX VHS tape was my favorite piece of film during my childhood. I would watch it all the time and it is this very tape that had me fall in love with Shawn Michaels as a wrestler. As a kid I watched wrestling, because it was a family thing, and I loved role playing as the wrestlers for fun. When I got older I started to connect more with the product, and DX was the bridge to remaining a loyal fan of wrestling and WWE.
Who is your favorite wrestler and why:
I mentioned that Shawn Michaels was my favorite wrestler as a kid, and he was, until I saw the true incredible star power of the Rated R Superstar, Edge. Wrestling, in a way, has represented my growth in life. When I was little, it was the connection of fun memories between me and my family. DX was my adjustment from childhood to becoming an individual. Edge becoming the Rated R Superstar is me developing the confidence and strength to do and achieve whatever I want in life. He never gave up; he became the legend that he knew he was, and proved everyone wrong. He was more than an entertainer to me. He became a symbol that you have to take what you want, because life isn’t handed to you. I could write a whole article on Edge’s amazing success, but it is the entertainment and what he represents to me that made him the best. I was very sad to see him retire, but relieved to know that he is having a happy life
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