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 Posted: Wed Dec 4th, 2019 09:40 pm
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WongLee wrote: I certainly agree that there are more pro wres fighters today than ever before. Part of this is due to the proliferation of wrestling schools all over the place. Part of it is due to more indies than before. Part of it is due to no more kayfabe so anyone who thinks they want to try it can sign up at the local school similar to karate lessons. Gone are the days of Ole stretching you and then stealing 500 bucks out of your wallet. One thing I disagree with is that very very few of the guys out there are doing it full time.

Yeah, I'm not sure there are more working full-time than in the 60's 70's and early 80's.

And what constitutes being labelled a "wrestler" these days?

And what constitutes an "indie"?

Does that include backyard shit?

I think there are a lot of weekend warriors doing it for fun.

Jim Cornette has a point about there being a bunch of "cosplay" wrestlers around these days.

Also are there any companies that run seven (or even six) days a week anymore? (with some of those companies running three crews per night and double shots on some days.)

When is the last time that happened?

Last edited on Wed Dec 4th, 2019 09:42 pm by carpetbeggar