View single post by Kriss
 Posted: Wed Dec 4th, 2019 04:14 pm
PM Quote Reply Full Topic
Kriss
Citizen of nowhere


Joined: Wed Dec 12th, 2007
Location: Parts Unknown
Posts: 8189
Status: 
Offline
I don't know if there is any good way to figure this out without literally going through carda and counting bodies. You may well be right. Back in the day, it was a different life. There were those who lived on day to day on their pay, basically living as wrestling hobos, with no fixed address or bills to pay. Just car rides and cheap motels. You can't do that these days, and no one is wrestling every day of the week. A lot of wrestlers back in the day only wrestled part-time. Undercard guys in many territories had day jobs and rarely visited other territories. A lot of people did double duty back in the day. The promoters, bookers, and often the referees, were also wrestlers. Today, though, I'd guess there are more "struggling artists" than there used to be. People pretending that they are full time professional wrestlers, but only wrestling once a weekend. If you couldn't get booked for the full week back in the day, you'd give up, or get a day job.



____________________
“Never argue with an idiot. They will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.” ― Mark Twain