The good side of pro wrestling

When many people think of professional wrestling, they think of violence, a mindless form of television or a product that degrades women. But, unless you have been a dedicated fan for most of your life, you do not realize that there is so much more to wrestling than these assumptions of pure brutality.

Wrestling: Sport or soap opera?

So, there’s this episode of South Park (stay with me now) where the main characters try their hands at wrestling. The brand of wrestling the boys take on is one of drama, story lines, and little-to-none actual wrestling. It involved all sorts of convoluted plots and cheesy stories about girlfriend-stealing, revenge and the like. There was even this gentleman (his name escapes me) who was frustrated with this format. He harked back to the days of “wrastling”, the type of wrestling you see in high schools and colleges – jock straps and all.