So this weekend is Wrestlemania Weekend. The biggest weekend in professional wrestling. Stories that have been building for a year culminate on Sunday. Or... ideally they would. Some of the matches this year are a little slapdash, but that is neither here not there. The point is, the grandest stage of them all is just a couple days away and stories are about to be told.
I always love this time of year. It's like the Super Bowl for wrestling fans and, I kid not you, has always been treated like a holiday in my family. I'd drive for hours to meet up with family, we'd have a huge dinner, and then gather around to watch the show. It was a whole day event. Heck, a weekend event. We'd usually get there the day before so we could relax and watch the Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
Now, here I am, all grown up and training wrestlers. It's... weird, but very fulfilling. I love watching my students get better and better every session. These guys eat up everything I put in front of them. And the best part is coming soon. They're almost ready to learn how to tell a story in the ring. What's that I hear? How does wrestling tell a story? Well, allow me to elucidate.
Pro Wrestling has had some of the greatest stories. Rises and falls. Betrayals. Love and Romance. Everything that Shakespeare had, wrestling has too, just with more spandex and face paint. I could go on at length, but I know I'm already ranting, and really, there's a perfect video that tells it all. So, let me show you what I think is the best video about the story of professional wrestling. "Wrestling Isn't Wrestling."
Keep your eyes open for my debut novel, The Paladin.