For the final article, I thought I would break the standard news and quotes that we often do for something different. Wrestling to me is the greatest sport in the world. Is it a worked thing? Absolutely. Does it matter? Well, some people get mad and call it fake. But to me, that never mattered. I never once in my life believed that wrestling as a legitimate sporting event.
But I didn’t need to. I believed in the men, and women, and the stories they told. I knew they were just stories, but I fell in love anyway. Wrestling can make you feel, and believe that which you might know is inherently not a real thing. Everyone knows that the Roman Reigns-Sami Zayn storyline is a worked angle. Yet when you see it, you feel for Sami Zayn. You hate Roman Reigns. That is the power of this wonderful sport.
The finishes of the match are planned, and yet wrestling can be so unpredictable and go in ways that no one ever planned. No one knew that Stone Cold Steve Austin would go on to become one of the absolute greatest wrestlers of all time. Not even Vince, as he planned to make Austin just a put-over man for the big stars. But Austin committed himself, and “changed the plan.” The finishes are worked, who becomes the man, who becomes on top… that only happens because of the hard work, and people striving to get there and make it happen.
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Wrestling still has magic, and always will
I always love this sport and the stories that are created. I’d rather watch a 20-minute match on a wrestling show with a predetermined finish, as opposed to any UFC bout you could ever name. These matches are just so much more fun. They mean so much more. No “real” sport has ever given me so much joy or happiness. I might write a thousand wrestling articles, and see thousands of matches. But my love remains. I only love my parents, my wife, and my daughter more than this incredible sport. To everyone who came before, thank you for everything. For those to come, I look forward to seeing your stories unfold.
This is my final article for Dirtsheets. Thank you Craig for giving me a place to hone my craft as a writer. I learned a lot in these last six months. I hope you continue to chase and achieve your dreams. I hope to see Dirtsheets have nothing but incredible success.
Thank you, I’m sure you’ll see me writing somewhere, someplace, about something. In the immortal words of Mick Foley, “Have a nice Day. 🙂”