This is my first blog ever. I’ve registered a few at other sites but I never got around to posting on them, never made a blog post up until now. I guess my first post will be about the name of my blog, ‘Macho Madness’. If you’re reading this, you more than likely know me personally otherwise I doubt you’d have found my blog just browsing the site. So if you know me personally, you more than likely know I’m a big wrestling fan. I’ve been watching wrestling since I was a wee baby , daddy would only let me watch it when mom wasn’t around ;). Now, if you know me you know that I’m into film and I’m making a career out of it. I think I owe a large part of my love and passion for film to the amount of wrestling I watched as a kid. I’ve always had to defend wrestling because its ‘fake’ , ‘scripted’ or ‘not a real sport’. Oh and of course it’s ‘not as cool as UFC’. I don’t know why people always compare the two, or try to downsize wrestling to something that it isn’t.The UFC is a premier fighting sport, where combatants bout each other for in-ring supremacy to declare themselves the ultimate victor by defeating their opponents in 1 on 1 real combat. Wrestling is like… half sport half performance art. People have it twisted ,people who bash on wrestling are doing it for the wrong reasons; they think that we think that its real. No, we’re all aware what we’re watching is scripted. We all know that the matches are pre-determined, and we all know what we see on TV isn’t what goes on behind the scenes. But when you watch a movie, or a TV show , do you lose interest because Bruce Willis isn’t really killing terrorists in real life? Does the romance in Titanic feel any less real because you know in less than two hours that ship is going to sink and they were going to die? Wrestling is a live action theatre-like production that is something anyone can easily get hooked on. Since I was a kid I’ve been watching these larger than life characters battle it out ; I’ve watched stories unfold, champions crowned, astonishing moves that leave the crowd in awe. WWE refers to themselves as ‘Sports-Entertainment’, which is a very honest and accurate description as to what they are. The wrestlers, superstars, whatever you want to call them are at essence performers of a very unique nature. The moves they do in the ring take tremendous skill and practice to preform safely and convincingly at the same time.
Say you didn’t know anything about wrestling, but your buddy (lets go with me) is trying to convince you to watch it. My main point in getting you to at least turn on the TV and check it out is that it is no different than watching a movie or TV show. There’s stories to follow, characters to cheer for, moments that can define a lifetime. Do you remember when Vader told Luke he was his father? You know how every time you hear ‘Bond’ you can’t help but think of James Bond? Same shit with wrestling. I remember when the ‘Mega Powers’, a Badass team comprised of Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage, exploded and went head to head. Imagine if Batman and Iron Man formed a team of homeboyness, and then went at odds with each other and had an epic battle! I remember seeing the WWE have a pay per view event in Toronto, with over 20,000 People in attendance and I was anticipating the main event of the night, John Cena vs Edge. Edge is Canadian, but John Cena is… Well, he’s John Cena. He’s the size of a Gears of War character, has the charisma of an a-list actor, and a generally large and scary individual. They were battling for the Championship in a Tables , Ladders, and Chairs match. It’s exactly what it sounds like, the title belt is hanging 15 feet above the ring and the superstar who ascends the ladder first and grabs the belt off it’s hook becomes the champion. Oh, and theres chairs to thwack people with, and tables to throw people through (and set on fire sometimes). That’s pretty much what happened all night, John Cena fought Edge in a hellacious battle, full of chairs and table and laddery-inclined violence. Oh wait, wrestlings fake! It couldn’t possibly have been that good, right? Nah. You can’t tell me Lord of the Rings, or the new Star Trek movies weren’t epic, and half that shit is CGI; less real than wrestling. If you see someone get thrown through a table in a match, they actually went through a table. If they get cracked over the head with a chair, thats a real chair shot. That’s the art to wrestling, putting on a believable show while still making sure the opponent is kept safe. In wrestling theres acting, athleticism, improv, drama , theres so much wrestlng( I mostly mean WWE when I say wrestling) has to offer that lots of people can find something to enjoy in it. As for the match, I wont tell you who won because I’ve enclosed the video with this post, so if you have a few minutes to spare and if my post has intreuged you to check it out, do so. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed if you watch it with an open mind.
Check it out!
If you watched it, I was there. Imagine seeing that shit live? One of the beauties and uniqueness of wrestling.
As for my blog title, ‘Macho Madness’, The Macho Man Randy Savage was my favorite Old-School wrestler (alongside Rowdy Roddy Piper) , but Randy unfortunately died two days ago. Anyone who had ‘Macho Madness’ was a fan of his , as opposed to the ‘Hulkamaniacs’ who were fans of Hulk Hogan. I was pretty sad to find out he’d died, his tremendous personality, unmistakable voice, in ring ability, and rediculious/amazing wardrobes were captivating and memorable. He’ll always have a special place in my heart <3 RIP Macho Man Randy Savage thanks for stopping the Rapture, means alot (I find it no coincidence that one of the greatest wrestlers died the day before the Rapture, I believe he was chosen by unknown forces to stop it before it ever even happened.) We salute you Randy Savage, we salute you.
Anyways people, thanks for reading my ramblings. Come back later when I think of something else to go on about ;D