Any wrestling fan can tell you that the most annoying thing you can be asked is ” You know it’s fake, right? It might be my second least favorite question behind “you know those tattoos are permanent right?”.
Wrestling is a passion. I’ll be the first to admit it’s weird, but I also noticed some of the same people looking at me funny for rooting on a “scripted” show were furious over the ending of Game Of Thrones (It’s fake right)?? or have seen Dave Matthews Band 400 times when you’re bound to hear most of the same songs eventually.
Wrestling, like most entertainment is an escape. At its popularity peak in the 90s, who couldn’t relate to anti-hero Stone Cold Steve Austin destroying his boss’ brand new Corvette with a cement truck mixer?
For those who get it, the WWE will be at Madison Square Garden on July 25th for Monday Night Raw.
I had a chance to speak with Elias little brother about it. When you hear his emotion as he explains what wrestling at the Garden means to him, imagine asking him if it’s fake?
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