Monday, December 16, 2013

The old times wrestling matches

I was talking with one of my colleagues regarding the old wrestling stars and memories came to mind with the names of the wrestling stars I used to watch until they busted my enthusiasm by saying that it is a staged event for entertainment purposes only. But not only this, there are not as many color characters as it used to be in the early 80s and nineties. If you have seen the old wrestling matches you would remember such names as Macho Man Randy Savage, Hulk Hogan, Junkyard Dog, Brit the hitman hart, Iron Sheik, Andre the Giant, Hacksaw Jim Dugan, The Undertaker and many others whose name I have forgotten and then they use to have tag teams mixing some of the so called good wrestlers with the bad ones and have fights and drama. Then one of the wrestlers challenged the reigning so called world champion and at the end wins the title and the crowd could go wild with enthusiasm especially the kids. The camera used to capture the excitement of the crowd. Then to add to more excitement there were so called Wrestling mania tournament each year where they use to gather all the wrestling stars to wrestle and get crowned the next wrestling king. Every wrestler that appeared on the wrestling scene had its own wrestling persona and the wrestling authorities made sure that wrestlers are bunched into the good guys and the bad guys and sometimes they switched the good and the bad guys to keep the public sympathies switching back and forth. It was all fun and entertainment and I in my infinite wisdom thought that it was all real and when I found out that it was not I was very upset and felt stupid to say the least. But it was also time that the wrestling era as I knew it was changing and there was not enough entertainment to hold my attention. But it was fun while it lasted.

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