One of the things which I think often goes unsaid here as we criticize wrestlers is the fact that we all look at what they do as something out of the ordinary, and in most cases as people who are out of the ordinary.
I state this preface in order to make the reason I'm asking this question a bit more obvious. Has anyone on this board ever actually gone to wrestling school/wrestled and lived to tell the tale? I need to know if a mortal man/woman is capable of actually doing this. I went to see my local indy promotion tonight, and on a lark bought a raffle ticket for their contest to win a free scholarship to their wrestling school. And lo and behold I actually won the dang thing. And while I've always thought about this as something I'd like to try, suddenly the reality of it has my feet totally frozen. So I'm looking for anyone who can actually say they did it and survived. Not looking to hear it's easy, just that someone survived.
Oh, and may I apologize in advance for every bad thing I've ever said about Undertaker, Billy Gunn, or anyone else ever on this or any other board ;)
"You used it to shove your miserable daughter down our throats week in and week out...not anymore!" - Ric Flair gives me hope, Raw 3/18/02
"I thought it was cool how HHH just tossed Jericho out of the ring and made him vanish, possibly into another dimension, at the end of the match." - Dr. Unlikely says the funniest thing I've ever read on Wienerville.
Dude, that is cool as Hell, although they would probably just use ya as an example, but on ther other hand, hey, you WON it, I would give it a try, imagine being taught the basics of this business: how to sell,take bumps, submissions, etc...
My friend runs a wrestling school here in Toronto-where Edge, Christian, Trish all came from. Unless you're the greatest prodigy who ever came along, you're going to feel a lot of pain, get a lot of bruises, sore back, knees, etc.
Get elbow and knee pads. Very crucial. A lot of people sign up, most of them go nowhere-can't take the physical part of wrestling. So good luck.
I know we all love Flair, but I just don't think that he is going to write with the same kind of humility that made Mick's first book so special. I think his ego will get in the way and it will all be from the perspective of Ric Flair being the greatest....