I’ll come out and say it right away; I’m a huge wrestling fan. I’ll admit that it’s totally ludicrous, the storyline’s can be insulting to the intelligence and at the end of the day, it’s fake. With that said it’s also tremendous fun, with some of the most colourful characters and charismatic individuals to ever grace your TV set.
Oh and if you can suspend your disbelief, it can be really exciting (Last year’s Undertaker/HHH match took years off my life). The business itself is also incredibly fascinating, filled with more scandal, politics, and crazy characters than even the most absurd reality show.
That said, we are living in the era of UFC and people are less willing to suspend their disbelief in something that is, by definition, absurd. The difference is that both the makers and fans of wrestling know how absurd it is, and part of the fun is just being able to sit back and just laugh at it.
Still, it wasn’t easy trying to encapsulate this crazy business with just 5 videos. So I picked 1 for each key area of the business, with a little free tuition before each to put things into context for you. That’s how nice I am.