In an effort to bring some positivity to professional wrestling—and the world for that matter—Cageside Seats and its community will say nice things about people and things in wrestling every single day throughout 2017.
A reminder of the rules: only positivity allowed here. No back-handed compliments, and CERTAINLY NO NEGATIVITY. If you don’t have something nice to say, keep it to yourself, or take it elsewhere. Negative comments will be deleted and you may be subjected to a ban. Cool? Cool.
Today’s subject: something that ruffles a lot of feathers in the wrestling community: celebrity angles in wrestling.
I’ll start. Celebrity angles serve but one major purpose: to bring people that don’t watch wrestling to watch wrestling, if even for a few minutes. Some people may forget this, but the first Wrestlemania was essentially built on a celebrity angle.
Sure, most of them go over like a lead balloon, but every once in a while, you get a memorable one like Mike Tyson or Lawrence Taylor or even Andy Kaufman. And for a lot of people, they’re more often remembered more than a five-star bout.
Your turn now. Say something nice about celebrity angles in wrestling.
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