One of the most popular sports in the world is professional wrestling — if you count it as a sport, of course. The overwhelmingly male audience absolutely loves watching dudes in leotards beat each other up in matches with pre-determined outcomes.
I’ve been a fan of professional wrestling since I was a young kid. At the time, professional wrestling was a pretty pure, fun sport with a mainly juvenile audience. Over time, it’s switched to become more adult-oriented, then back again, and it has picked up a lot of viewers in the 20 to 30 age group. However, as wrestling fans know, people look down on you when you enjoy a good WWE show or two-a-week, and many women in particular seem to malign wrestling as a form of entertainment.
It’s hard for many women to understand this, but professional wrestling is popular with men because it’s awesome fun. Yes, it’s fake. Yes, it looks incredibly homosexual. It’s still awesome.
In order to adequately explain why men love professional wrestling, here’s a look at the main criticisms of the sport.
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