Wednesday, November 5, 2014
The Fifth of Nov
To me, race within wrestling is just an odd aspect of wrestling. It's one of the oddest to me. The people who aren't white within professional wrestling are written to be so stereotypical that I don't understand how anyone could like them...especially the people of that race. Far too often during this class, have I seen wrestlers of another race (especially black wrestlers) being portrayed as the exact stereotype that people of that race are trying to get away from. One of the worst examples that I have seen was in a class viewing the other day. I think the show we were watching was the biggest event of the year for WWE. The first match was four tag teams going against one another. One of the tag teams included two obviously spanish men. They were dressed in an over the top traditional spanish bull rider uniform. If that wasn't bad enough, they had a manager who dressed as a bull. I couldn't understand how anyone could ever possibly like these characters. The racial segregation in pro wrestling has actually been my least favorite part to have watched throughout this semester.