A few weeks ago at this point I wrote an article about why I don't watch WWE as much and in it really detailed some dissatisfaction. (Click Here for Full Article) Now the attention isn't just on the WWE and it is wrestling in general because as Cornette has said in the past "Wrestling in the only thing that less people watch now then they use to." To me that means that people eventually walk away from professional wrestling for one reason or another but I wont be one of those people.
In the past I have mentioned the struggle I have with depression and anxiety which sometimes gets a little hard to handle. However, watching wrestling, thinking about booking wrestling, or playing a wrestling game calms me down. Wrestling has always been that one thing I can turn to as a way to help me relax and eliminate the bad feelings. Fact of the matter is at this point I have been watching for almost 20 years and have seen so many incredible talents debut and I have even been fortunate enough to see some wrestlers entire careers. Knowing that is a little insane in my opinion because it really puts into perspective how long you have been a fan; for example I remember when Edge was a new face in the company and then I remember watching when he retired.
Over the years I have been fortunate enough to be witness to a number of incredible moments which has also gave way to a long list of memories which I wouldn't trade for anything. You see everyone has those moments where they remember where they were when something happened and all of those for me are tied to wrestling. For example, I remember where I was when I found out Eddie Guerrero died, I remember where I saw my first PPV, and I remember when I first watch the Austin 3:16 promo.
I have been called an encyclopedia of wrestling knowledge and I wouldn't have it any other way as it doesn't matter how many times I get frustrated watching it'll never go away. The excitement to see a big match, the energy I get going to a live show, the ability to put aside the "mark" and just be a fan, and most importantly the passion; all these things will never go away because they are things that make me who I am and wrestling is the reason why I am me. Overall it might be crazy to say but I don't know where I'd be without pro-wrestling and though I might only write about it in a way it has given me two passions for the price of one. As now I don't only have pro-wrestling to love, but pro-wrestling has allowed to gain a love of writing as well which really puts the icing on the cake.