Tossing Salt Presents:
Wrestling Fact or Fiction
Me As A Wrestler & More
June 18, 2020
Wrestling Fact or Fiction is back. I spoke of it in a Q&A early in the week and then when I went to visit 411mania.com, there it was. It was a shortened edition of only three statements, but I’ll take what I can get. I also came up with my own FoF statements and that’ll be up later tonight or tomorrow. But these today are courtesy of Mr. Jake Chambers and 411mania.com. And the opinions that follow, that’s all me. Let’s do this…
Statement #1: If you were a wrestler, you think you would be one of the best wrestlers in the world.
FICTION: I’ve never been an athletic guy, even back when I was younger and worked out regularly. So a great in-ring performer and wrestler, I don’t think so. My calling would have been outside the ring working at the announcer’s table doing commentary or, if I was to work on the talent side, as a manager. Some people wanted to be Ric Flair or Bruno Sammartino. I wanted to be Sir Oliver Humperdink, Gary Hart, or Jim Cornette instead.
Statement #2: You would rather re-watch your favorite movie over your favorite wrestling match.
FACT: I have more movies that I enjoy watching over and over again then I do wrestling matches. Most matches, I might watch once or twice and that’s it. Movies, I watch from start to finish each and every time. But I prefer the wrestling matches because they’re shorter, take less time, and if I actually consider them to be worth watching again, that generally means it was one hell of a match. I’m almost always stretched for time these days and less is more, thus the wrestling will always win in my eyes.
Statement #3: Pro-wrestling is an essential part of your life.
FACT: As I’ve gotten older, I’ve given up drinking, comic books, partying, and most of my other bad habits. Writing is my escape and writing about wrestling, the one guilty-pleasure that I refuse to give up, is a huge part of my life, and what keeps me sane and stable. Everyone needs an escape from the heartache and pain that is this world today and wrestling has become mine. So I think describing it as an essential part of my life would be a safe statement.
And there you go. My thanks to Jake Chambers and 411mania.com for the concept and statements. And my thanks to you for reading. Any thoughts, comments, or questions, please feel free to drop me a line here at the site in the comment box or on Twitter at @Doug28352. Until the next time, stay safe in this crazy world of ours and be good. I’ll see you at the matches.