What Pro Wrestling Has Taught Me

I’ve actually learned some good life lessons from Pro Wrestling…no, seriously. I’ve never been shy about my love of the sport. Also, if you think it’s not a sport because it’s “fake” then you probably think Tim Donaghy was the only paid off ref in the history of sports, or that any league would not show favoritism to teams that make them more money.

However, that’s not why I want to start these posts, because there are some good lessons in there. These aren’t lessons which are unique, but just how I came to them. While I haven’t watched a live event in many years, I absolutely love listening to the podcasts, especially the ones about when I did watch it religiously. The stories, the breakdown, the untold bits and pieces, it’s all good.

They show the performers in a different light, and also it let’s the people who produced it explain their motivations, the good, the bad, and the ugly. It’s also, as my Uncle Bill calls it, the “Only true American sport,” or as I’ve also heard it “The best soap opera on TV.” Even if you’re not a fan, you can’t argue its appeal and global success.

Again, these aren’t ground-breaking lessons, and I see a lot of them in what I read and watch today on sites like FastCompany and Inc. And no, this isn’t going to be things like “Never square up to Stone Cold Steve Austin, even if he gives you a beer,” but that is solid advice nonetheless, and I highly advise against it.

I hope everyone enjoys these posts, and I am always open to feedback and comments.


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