Do you love watching WWE? I do. When I was still a kid, I would watch WWE Smackdown and Monday Night Raw because I felt the thrill and excitement as I watched wrestlers battle it out with choke slams, German suplexes, and even steel chairs. I cherished the battles between Brock Lesnar and Kurt Angle and I loved the cooperation between Rey Mysterio and Eddie Guerrero. Now, do you remember those WWE commercials that warned us not to try wrestling at home? I bet you actually did try those finishing moves with your siblings. WWE was definitely an entertaining part of our childhood, and now, it's probably okay if we visit those moments when we truly believed that WWE was 100% real.
When the whole arena gets dark, you feel that he is about to up the ring. When I was still a kid, I would be both happy and scared to see The Undertaker and his spooky entrance. Even better was whenever Kane arrived to either battle him or help him out. Even now, The Undertaker is still such hero for me.
I can still remember how dreadful it was for me to see wrestlers get hit by those steel steps. Well, as much as the announcers would say that these steel steps weigh as much as 100 pounds, they actually just vary 20 to 40 pounds. Still, the sound they make upon hitting was awesome.
You've heard that "kids, don't try this at home" statement a million times, and yet you and your siblings would often have wrestling matches out home. You'd try to pin your siblings and sometimes do those locks to make them tap out.
Back before there was John Cena, any wrestling fan probably knew about Hulk Hogan. He was once the face of wrestling, and he even has 617 staggering wins between 1984 and 1988. Basically, he only lost 67 times during those years, giving him a 90% percent win rate. Now that's truly amazing, fellow Hulkamaniacs.
"U Can't See Me" became such a popular line because of John Cena. He has a catchy sequence, and the kids love him. Sure, some adults might find him corny, but he has become important for WWE when it comes to promotions. Plus, even now he's famous on the internet because of the John Cena meme.
It might not matter now, but back then kids would argue about who was better: NWO or WCW. There were even kids who would wear shirts to defend their team.
You know that something special is about to happen when a wrestler becomes bloodied. Now, while the blood is definitely real, these wounds are actually made by using a small razor that would hit a wrestler's forehead.
It was a simple time back then. Good wrestlers such as Chris Benoit and John Cena were just good for us while Kane and Mark Henry were big, bad people. But now we've all grown up, and we know that those "bad" wrestlers might actually be decent outside of work, just like Mark Henry.
Monday Night Raw was definitely a good reason to stay up late back then. We wanted to see Triple H, Shawn Michaels, Goldberg, and the best of what WWE had to offer. All those eyebags were worth it.
We wanted to believe, and we were really good at believing the stories when we were young. Sure, now we know it's all scripted, but it's still damn good entertainment, right? I know I'm proud to be a WWE fan.