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Professional Wrestling’s Nasty Little Habits Professional Wrestling’s Nasty Little Habits By David Martin University of Phoenix COM 150
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Professional Wrestling’s Nasty Little Habits Most people think that professional wrestling is a huge joke due to its predetermined out comes. The fact that the sport is not real and even a large sum of its participants wont have it called a sport they perfer to call it “Sports Entertainment” because that there is no difference than watching the common Soap Opera on daytime TV. The general demand on the performers is a constant three hundred days on the road per year only leaving a few days out of the year for family life and anything else non work related. If they attempt to take some days off their pay is significantly decreased and any hope of a promotion. With the hectic work schedule there is no real time to heal after an injury. Due to that there is normally a high rate of wrestlers with pain pill addictions. They end up taking pills to get rid of the pain. A prime example of that vicious cycle is the Chris Benoit murder suicide. Though it was a terrible inhumaine thing that happened but it underlines the fast paced and overworked lifestyle that the professional wrestlers encounter on a regular basis. Annother factor on all of this is the use of human growth hormones and or steroids. Some of the by products of steroid abuse is anger or as some call it “Roid Rage”, also abnormally large muscular size that denotes the use of such chemicals. Heart problems are another common result of steroid abuse if you look at a list of professional wrestling deaths you would see that there are more than half the list is from heart related problems and from drug overdose. More than five wrestlers a year die from these conditions. In 2003 the media tried to get involved by way of the show on HBO “Real Sports with Bryant Gumble” to get some answers from the “Ringmaster” of all of sports entertainment, Vince McMahon, owner /CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment inc. There was an interview with Mr. McMahon and Armen Keteyia n and the interview became very heated to the point where Mr. McMahon smacked the
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