posted on Oct, 9 2003 @ 05:19 PM
*sits up straight*
You pity wrestlers?
We don't want your pity.
I am a professional wrestler.
I do not wrestle in my "underwear," nor am I "beefy man."
I can lift a 240lb man onto my shoulders and toss him halfway across the ring. I can do this because I spend a lot of time in the gym.
I can also have an intelligent conversation on a number of topics, as illustrated here at ATS.
I've broken my hand, my shoulder, my nose 3 times; suffered 5 concussions, dislocated my shoulder (and reduced it myself) more times than I can
count; I have the beginnings of arthritis in my hip and neck; torn a groin muscle, an abdominal muscle...and I haven't even started on the countless
bruises and sprains.
I'm 27. All the above are from something you call fake.
Do any of you have the slightest inkling what it feels like to make a difference in someone's life? How about an arena full of people screaming your
There's a little girl who comes to all our shows. She's 7, and has been the victim of abuse at the hands of her father. She looks at this "fake"
thing in front of her and sees a girl standing up for herself, overcoming the odds. Her mother told me it's done more for her than therapy ever
You can take your pity and stick it where the sun don't shine. I've got the greatest sense of personal satisfaction because of this "fake"
Thank you for your inconsideration.