As I was reading the book, "Inside Out," by Ole Anderson with Scott Teal, I found a particular story interesting. In Chapter 3, the author gives an account on how he got into Pro Wrestling. It was so intriguing because he got asked by someone at the gym to give Pro Wrestling a chance. As he began to get into it, he believed that Pro Wrestling was still real because their "practice," or I see it as initiation, was so intense and painful. During this time, they had actual wrestling or shoots. This is so interesting to me because he got involved with Pro Wrestling without knowing really anything about Pro Wrestling. He didn't even genuinely realize that Pro Wrestling was fake. I can relate to that because I am taking this class without really knowing anything about Pro Wrestling. One question that I really wanted answered, starting off the class, was if Pro Wrestling was real or fake. Within the first class session, I quickly realized that it was definitely fake.
Another detail about the book, it is always written in wrestling lingo. It's like wrestlers have their own vocabulary that becomes habit or instinct to use. Throughout the book, words like "business," "work," "worker," etc. are used. This is extraordinary to me because the average person, I just mean a person who isn't really a fan of wrestling, would never think of these words as being used within Pro Wrestling. However, it does make sense once I begin thinking about it. They are working and Pro Wrestling is a business.