Still Enjoying Wrestling Thirty Years Later [VIDEO]
I was 5 years old. I was flipping through the T.V. one Saturday morning and came across WWE Wrestling, at the time it was WWF, and I was hooked.
Thirty-five years later, I'm still love going to LIVE events when they come to the Dunkin' Donuts Center, or up in Boston at the TD Banknorth Garden.
Listen. I know it's fake. There's a reason why they call it sports entertainment. You get entertained. I love seeing these guys perform high risk moves off the turnbuckle, and as fake as it is, you still jump when you see a wrestling move performed at high intensity. They must be doing something right if I look around and see tons of parents, moms and dads, bringing their kids to cheer on John Cena, and the other suoerstars of the WWE.
Locally, if you look around, you can find other wrestling organizations that feature wrestlers that love to entertain as well. It gives you an adrenaline rush. You get excited cheering for your favorite wrestler, and follow the storylines too. It's like a soap opera for men, I always say.
The last event I saw around my birthday I brought my wife with me. She asked me, "What am I going to do while this is going on? I'm going to be so bored. I might as well bring a book or my iPad if I'm going to go." Guess what? She got into it from the get-go and had a great time.
So parents reading this, bring your kids to wrestling events. You'll see their little faces light up and establish a connection with the superstars. I can't wait to bring my 2 1/2 year old son to his first one when he gets older.
Here's some video I took from last night's WWE Smackdown in Providence.