I LOVE Wrestling!

So I've been watching tons of wrestling lately, as my husband has it on constantly, and I have to say I feel like, in the year since I have taken a step back from being apart of it myself, I have grown to love it so much more and have been able to become a fan all over again! :) And let me tell you, that honestly feels so... nice. (for lack of a better word :p ) You don't know how happy it makes me to simply enjoy wrestling again. To help explain it, I will start with this confession:

I'm Lucy. I'm 26 years old and I LOVE Wrestling. I love everything about wrestling. I love the stories. I love the characters. I love that there's good guys and that there's bad guys. I love the art of wrestling. I love how the greatest wrestlers know how to tell stories in their matches. I love that there is a psychology to wrestling. I love that I get goose bumps watching guys like Mr Perfect and Hulk Hogan. I love that the only thing me and my twin sister argue about is wrestling. I love how sometimes I can play storylines over and over again in my head, feeling them, acting them out. I love how wrestling makes me giddy. I love studying matches of guys like Bret Hart and The Rockers and sitting on the edge of my seat being so excited with how fantastic these performers are, I love watching wrestling when I wake up and before I go to bed at night. I love re-living the attitude era and when I first set eyes on WWE. I love The Rock and how awesome he is. I love how energetic and insanely amazing Roddy Piper was. I love learning about it all and...I really could go on but I take it you get the point! :p It most definitely became a part of me and well and truly made it into my blood when I was 12 years old.

Something came to mind this week, when I was thinking about my confession and enjoying watching Ted DiBiase, all while experiencing things going down at OVW, and this was it: I think there is a difference between people who have an ego and aren't very good, the people that just think they deserve to be at the top, be in main event storylines or have a title belt around their waist, to the people that have confidence, who train hard, back it up in their performances and who have loved professional wrestling since they were 3 years old and have spent countless hours watching, learning and studying to be the best. The egos don't care about the story, whether they are good or bad, they just want to be a star, center of attention and they are in it for them. The wrestler at heart envisions the art, they come up with ideas that they feel inside, that they can back up, that they can make real and come to life. They know that without their opponent they would be nothing and they work together. They care about what they do and are so incredibly passionate about it that they lie awake at night wanting to make it work and benefit everyone, from the fans, to the other wrestlers, to the promoters. I believe it's important for promoters to take this into consideration. I believe that when people work together they can create magic and have more of a chance to make art come to life. Its sad when people crap all over other peoples visions or patronize them, especially when it could be something they have been dreaming about their whole life. Lately I have been watching a lot of old wrestling on the WWE network and I get goose bumps watching the Stone Cold era. But it made me think, there wouldn't be a Stone Cold if Vince McMahon didn't believe in him and the whole Vince vs Stone Cold era wouldn't have been the same if they both hadn't worked together to make it what it was. This can be said for countless money making match ups. And is it just me or is Vince's company doing pretty good these days??!! :p

I'm proud to say that I accomplished a dream by just stepping foot in a wrestling ring and being the kind of anxious, shy person I am, I'm proud to say that I fought the urge to throw up behind the curtain before every single match and actually made it out there to perform. (TMI :p) However, all of the above is what I dreamed about, I never dreamed about being a star, I never dreamed about making millions of dollars, I dreamed about the stories and the matches and the good guys and the bad guys. I dreamed about the working together and having fun, sharing the love of wrestling with people and entertaining the crowds and I dreamed about the learning to hopefully one day be as good as the people I idolized. I have a HUGE list of wrestling goals I still wish to accomplish. I still have a vision of the wrestler I wanted to become. I know that my mind will always be playing some story or idea and I will run around the house yelling at my husband about how this, this and that could work. I loved being a wrestler, but as far as right now is concerned, I'm having a blast letting that 12 year old kid in me enjoy it from the sidelines all over again! :)

And that's all folks! :p

Love Lulu. xx

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