So WWE just offered a deal to get the WWE Network for free for the next three months. I've been considering whether or not to pick up the Network for some time, but with an offer like that, I couldn't resist. It's been fun getting back into the current story lines of WWE, but something I didn't realize I missed was the story telling itself.
There's a great YouTube video I highly recommend (I'll add it at the end for your convenience) called "Wrestling Isn't Wrestling." It follows the amazing story line of a wrestler named HHH (Triple H) from his beginnings to his (almost) current position as a higher up in the company. It details how pro wrestling is a live action comic book where gladiators and gods clash and battle for the entertainment of the masses. In it, the guy telling the story has a great quote about wrestling: "Wresting can be bad, but when it's good, it's f---ing good!"
I decided to watch NXT, which is like the minor league specifically for WWE. Talent that is brand new or otherwise needs time to perfect their game is put here like a farm league. These guys have so much determination to make a name for themselves that they put on extraordinary matches sometimes. In just one little PPV (a free one for me!) I've gotten to see some amazing stories of determination, adversity, and a desire to be acknowledged.
Now, I know I'm not going to convert any non-wrestling fans with today's entry, but I hope you can understand and appreciate all the places a good story can be told. In a book, in a show, in a play, in a movie, and yes, most certainly in the ring.
Enjoy. This video is freakin' amazing. And language warning...
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