If there’s one thing I hate more than pro wrestling then I can’t think of it right now. This “sports entertainment” is neither sport nor entertaining for me and I wouldn’t mind if it stopped existing tomorrow. However with an $8.9M gate for Wrestlemania 28, it doesn’t look like it’s going anywhere soon. No matter how much I abhor pro wrestling, nobody can deny the passion of the fans, and the most passionate fans of all are the ones who make a living by writing about this live-action athletic soap opera. The big news post-Wrestlemania on Monday Night Raw was the return of the WWE’s wayward son, Brock Lesnar who came back with a bang that only the show’s writers could have predicted.
Judging by the reactions of the live fans, this was a magic moment but if you only read opinion pieces by pro wrestling writers then you’d think his departure from the WWE was akin to a wife walking out on her sugar daddy and taking his Ferarri and his return was treated with disdain. Maybe it was, I have no idea. All I know is that if you try to shake Brock Lesnar’s hand in a wrestling ring you can fully expect to be treated like a deer which he has just hunted. Especially if you are a 35 year old man dressed like Eminem back in 1999.