Wednesday, March 26, 2008

the plight of the bi wrestling fan

Like many other pro wrestling fans in the world, I frequently hear the same stupid comments from the same stupid people when they discover my love of the pseudo-sport. The rhetorical question that hits closest to home for me is the ever-popular "You like wrestling?! What are you, gay?"

In my opinion, the people who believe that liking wrestling makes you homosexual are about as intelligent as the people who believe playing a violent video game will make you go out and shoot someone. That is to say, not very intelligent at all. That being said, there are some actual gay/bi wrestling fans out there. Don't believe me? WWE champion Randy Orton has an entire gay community dedicated to him online. So does Chris Jericho. The Billy and Chuck wedding storyline a few years ago was one of the highest-rated segments in WWE SmackDown history. I could go on. The point is that gay, lesbian and/or bi wrestling fans are out there, and they are who this blog is going to be written for. They're the pro wrestling fans that are trapped in two closets at the same time. One for being a wrestling fan, and one for being attracted to the same gender. I for one think it's long past due to come out of those closets. This blog is going to be a forum where wrestling fans can come out and be proud of not only who they are, but what they like to watch on television.

At this point, I should probably state for the record that I'm not gay. I am however bisexual. Please note the difference before sending me your hate mail. I've known I was bi for about a decade now, and as far as I can tell it isn't watching Monday Night Raw that made me that way. In my opinion, it's hard enough to be a fan of pro wrestling most of the time. The over-the-top characters, generally bad acting and often nonsensical storylines make sure of that. But a bisexual fan is, in my opinion, just as hard if not harder to be (pardon the pun) as a straight one. That's why I made this blog and picked this topic to write about. The homophobic shots people take at you for liking wrestling are real to me (dammit!).

In the words of the late Owen Hart "Enough is enough, and it's time for a change!"