It's Been 20 Years
To try and put into words exactly what wrestling has and still does mean to me. Over the years I have seen over 1,000 wrestlers compete and wouldn't trade that for anything in the world. For most people there earliest memories are a variety of kid shows or some minor event. However, my earliest childhood memory is the main event of Road Wild 1998 when Eric Bischoff & Hulk Hogan fought Jay Leno & Dallas Page. I remember watching the show with my family in the living room of our house with other family members from out of state. I know it's random, but one of the reasons that it sticks out is because I don't remember the last time that family members watched wrestling because it didn't happen to often.
Through the years though my love of the profession has never wavered or changed if anything it has gotten stronger. It might be hard to believe, because of how different things are now compared to back during the late 90's. I would say that in some cases wrestling was better back in the day, but it was also too different to compare with fans having a lot more patience during the Monday Night Wars then they do now.
I've known that it was coming for a long time and I had been thinking how to put things into words, but I'm still not sure how to describe the feeling of being a wrestling fan for twenty years now. I haven't always been the most talkative or social person at all and that has made it hard to make friends but wrestling has always been a way to start a conversation. Over the years I have absorbed more information, facts and history about this great profession then I ever learned in school and there is still more to learn. One thing I learned is that wrestling never stops changing and evolving as I have seen a lot of eras and phases through the years. For overall wrestling it would be very tough to find any of the eras because each other them have amazing moments and memories.
To wrap things up it is crazy to think that I have been watching wrestling for twenty years at this point it is insane. I know that I could have wrote something five years ago when I was writing on the blog, but I didn't really think about this back then at all. The one thing about wrestling is that it gives you moments, and memories you will never forget; it also gives you friends and that is something that I am still getting use to at this point. I know I have said this before, but in a different way..... Thank you wrestling for everything you have given me over the years especially the ability to form functional sentences and express my opinion on events that have happened in your past. I will be forever grateful to have found this profession as I can't and never will have to imagine life without professional wrestling. Here is too another twenty years of this amazing profession!!
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