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platter would spray George s corner with perfume. Then George would walk in a pompous and arrogant manner down the aisle and along the way and insult a couple of the fans. He would then walk around the ring so that everybody in the arena could admire him. Once in the ring George wouldn t let the referee examine him for grease or anything that was illegal because he proclaimed that the referee was filthy and below him. Now a day the first thing that comes to mind when wrestling is mention is that it is fake and that it is not a real sport. Vince McMahon, the owner of the World Wrestling Federation described wrestling as sports entertainment instead of a pure sport. In my eyes just because it is called sports entertainment doesn t mean that it is fake. Many that believed that

wrestling was no challenge have tried to make it in the big leagues but they can t even make it out of the gym. Some of the people that have not made it say that it is harder than it seems. It takes skills, determination and strength to become a wrestler. Wrestlers do not like to be confronted with the words wrestling is fake. Once when John Stossel a reporter for 20/20 accused Dr. Death (David Schultz) of being a fake, David did not take Stossels words in appreciation he clapped stossel over the ears so hard that Stossel believed that his hearing had been permanently damaged. In another case, comedian Richard Belzer challenged the Hulkster, Hulk Hogan, Hollywood Hulk Hogan, or Terri Bolla (whichever name you want to call him) to place him in a headlock. Terri took the challenge

and placed a headlock on the comedian. The headlock was accomplished with so much force that the circulation of the blood to the brain was cut off. When Terri released Richard he fell unconscious to the floor. Now I tell you how can you say that wrestling is not a sport and that wrestlers are not real athletes. In order to become a wrestler a person must have the skills, the determination and the strength needed to accomplished the breaking through into the business. I ask you, what makes a wrestler different from a football player, a basketball player, or a baseball player. If they are considered athletes then why are wrestlers not, the same qualities are required for all wrestling is not fake but it is not real. Some of the events and situations that occur within the arenas

dealing with the wrestlers may not be real along with their personas or if you may, characters, but the act of wrestling itself is in no doubt real for those who are believers and fake for those certain unbelievers. Wrestling matches may be premeditated and the events that occur during may already be planned but the moves, the athleticism in general is real. If it was not real there would be no injuries but unfortunately there are. Careers have ended as well as lives in the squared circle. Not so long ago the life of a great wrestler known as Owen Hart was lost. He was preparing for a stunt from which he would be lowered down into the ring but something awful occurred. There was something wrong with the equipment and he fell from the top of the ceiling in the arena to his death.

Not so long ago after that terrible accident another occurred and the man who some of us know as Droz (Darren Drozdov) was dropped on his head and was paralyzed from his waist down. He has lost the ability to walk, there are possibilities of him being able to walk again but they are slim. Tell me now, how something like this can be called fake. It may be premeditated but it is not fake. Wrestling from the past in no way can compare to the wrestling of today. Today s entrances make the one s of Gorgeous George seem like child s play. They are so extravagant that they have their own theme music and explosion which pumps up a crowd in a way that cannot even be expressed in words. Each person has a persona and a historical background which may be false or may be authentic but it is

used to stereotype them. Back in the day wrestling matches could take hours but now a wrestling match may last anywhere from three to ten minutes. Before weapons were sneaked into the ring used and discounted. Now a day anything can and will and probably be used as a weapon such as chairs, bells, bats, and even the ring announcer s tables are sometimes used against opponents. Matches as well as the wrestlers have revolutionized and evolved into greater things. There are many types of matches which include inferno, first blood, buried alive, cage matches, and many others. Wrestling has changed in many ways since it was done at carnivals and under the great big tents, but you will never hear any complaints from me.