I like professional wrestling and I'm not afraid to admit it
Start writing a post

I like professional wrestling and I'm not afraid to admit it

Do you like it too?

I like professional wrestling and I'm not afraid to admit it
Brenna Elmore

Six months ago: “Hmm, we don’t have anything to watch. Wanna make fun of professional wrestling?”


I got to attend two professional wrestling events this weekend, and I couldn't be more proud of that fact.

You may be thinking the same thing as most of my friends: “Only rednecks watch wrestling,” or “It’s not real, don’t you know that?!”

Before you say anything, yes, I know it is scripted. I even wrote a final paper for my religion class on that very subject. (Which is a whole other story in itself.)

The very reason why people refuse to watch it just happens to be the very essence of why I enjoy it so much. It’s an action soap opera. Every feud or storyline is crafted to lead up to a match, crafted to get us to cheer for the baby face (the good guy) and boo for the heel (the bad guy). The superstars all have personalities and gimmicks that are not just cheesy as many would suspect. They can actually be fantastic depending on their acting skills and the stories they are given to work with. Yes, John Cena may be the face of the WWE, and while now is also a fairly amazing meme, he is not the end-all, be-all of wrestling. Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, Enzo and Big Cass, Sasha Banks, The New Day: as hesitant as you are, go look up a match with any of these stars and tell me it doesn’t at the very least make you grin.

I can’t begin to explain what it was like to be in a room full of the fans I used to only see on my computer screen. Being part of the chants, hearing my favorite superstars’ music turn on, seeing the fireworks, the smoke, the fights, the hilarious promos. I’m aware most [actual] sports fans would cringe here and say that is the exact reason why they love attending games and that WWE is by no means a sport, and how dare I compare it to one. To me, it’s more of a reality TV show. I get obsessed with characters and follow their progression within the company, simple as that. There are surprise entrances, amazing reveals, crazy plot twists—you name it, WWE has done it.

I am well aware this is not a popular thing to talk about, let alone for a girl in college, for someone who neither has a beer belly nor is seven years old. Truth be told is that I don’t care if no one likes my Instagram posts or tweets about wrestling. They just don’t understand, they just haven’t given it a chance, and that is fine. All I know is that I’m so very grateful I gave it a chance six months ago because it opened me up to a world I never knew existed.

And yes, I pay $9.99 a month for the WWE Network cause I figure I steal everyone else’s streaming accounts, may as well pay for one of my own.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.

Women are known to lug around heavy purses with unnecessary items inside. How many of these useful items do you keep in your own bag? We need to be prepared with a list of things to have with us whenever we leave the house again.

Keep Reading... Show less

I personally love using song lyrics as my Instagram captions, especially from songs that I love or that mean a lot to me, and I happen to love Harry Styles and all of his songs! So I made a list of lyrics from each of his songs that you could use in your next Instagram caption.

Keep Reading... Show less

Everyone's been here. And, truthfully, it sucks. But in order to move on and get past something you need to allow yourself to feel it for what it is--all of the heartbreak and pain--and then you can start to take steps move on.

Keep Reading... Show less

11 Christmas Movies You'll Remember If You Were A 2000s Kid

Because I'm still reminiscing about simpler times.


The Christmas season is coming to an end, but it's not too late to get some last-minute movies in! Unfortunately, this year didn't look like a typical Christmas. While we can't have any big Christmas parties or family gatherings, we can still celebrate at home! Christmas is the best time for nostalgia, and we could all use some warm and fuzzy feelings as we wrap up a tough year and enter a new one that hasn't been proven any calmer, either.

As a kid who grew up in the 2000s, I can think of some of my favorite staple Christmas movies. If you're looking for recommendations or just a walk down memory lane, check out the list below.

Keep Reading... Show less

9 Reasons 'The Wilds' Should Be Your Next Binge Watch

The Wilds is the Best New Show on Amazon Prime


As we enter the new year, you might be looking for a great show to kick-off 2021. Look no further, I have the perfect recommendation. "The Wilds" was released on Amazon Prime last month and has been gaining traction steadily since then. This series of 10 one-hour episodes tells the stories of eight girls who find themselves on a deserted island after their plane crashed while they are on their way to a resort. Unlike other survival shows, there's a bit more to the story than what first meets the eye. This show is unique in characters, storytelling methods, and plot.

If you aren't convinced yet, allow me to provide you with a list of further persuasion.

Keep Reading... Show less

5 Therapeutic Ways To Be Adventurous During The Pandemic

Add some music to reduce the COVID-anxiety a bit and perceive your surroundings as the elaborate setting of a land far, far away from home


Even if we are not traveling abroad at the moment, we can still travel locally while maintaining social distancing and preventative guidelines. Sometimes, the little things in life seem the most fascinating and joyous to us compared to the flamboyant luxuries that we perhaps have a wishful desire for.

So, as a potential remedy for our travel necessity, I have listed 5 alternative ways in which you can relish your traveling desires during this pandemic.

Keep Reading... Show less

10 Things TikTok Made Me Buy, And Now My Life Is So Much Better

Where would I be without my Revlon hair dryer or CeraVe skin products?! Thanks, TikTok.


TikTok is a great way to see what products are trending. People are sharing tips and tricks about items that they use to make their life happier, healthier, or just easier.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments