My Life in the WWE Universe
I’ve been a fan of professional wrestling (or sports entertainment) off and on for the vast majority of my life. As a kid in the 90s, wrestling was at its height. Every Monday night my friends and I would finish our chores and homework early, polish off our halos, and stay out of trouble in hopes of staying up late to watch an episode of wrestling in its entirety. The most important word in that last sentence is, ‘episode.’ There was a time when I believed that everything I saw in that ring was real. I thought Hulk Hogan had a lower body made of stone and that the Undertaker was an actual dead person. I believed Kane’s body was covered in burns and that Shawn Michaels had magic in his shoes that could put anyone to sleep. Then one day, Vince McMahon made a video. In this video, Vince looks directly into the camera and utters words that would change my life forever. With a grin of confidence he tells us that the fights we’ve been watching for years is part of a show. It’s not real so to speak. The outcomes are predetermined and most of what we see has been scripted and rehearsed. I was devastated. I didn’t know what to believe. I thought Vince McMahon was just a commentator. I had no idea he owned the company. The curtain had fallen for me and millions of others, thus bringing with it an inevitable decline.
A Guide to Surviving a Super Bowl Party
Attending a Super Bowl party is a staple in modern day American society. Whether you’re a diehard fan of the sport, in it for the commercials, or just like free food, you’re bound to find yourself elbow deep in a platter of mini-sandwiches at a Super Bowl party. As we all know, parties can be the best of times or the worst of times. A Super Bowl party is no different. Although, it can’t be helped if your team loses or the halftime show doesn’t live up to the hype, there are a few things you can do to ensure a safe and pleasant Sunday evening.