Justin Roberts On Why He Loves The Wrestling Business + Birthdays

— WWE Hall of Famer Sgt. Slaughter turns 66 years old today.

— WWE wrestler The Great Khali turns 42 years old today.

— Justin Roberts recently wrote an editorial piece for Medium, discussing why he still loves the wrestling business. Here is an excerpt…

Superman, Batman, Spider-Man, etc are superheroes. There’s something about them that capture kids to believe in them as they fight evil. John Cena, Undertaker, Hulk Hogan, Bret Hart, Steve Austin, The Rock, HHH, and so many others are wrestlers who have portrayed the hero role of WWE set out to destroy the villains. Just like other heroes on TV and in the movies, they are working to overcome evil and prevail against the despised bad guys. Nobody questions how “realistic” cartoon superheroes are because it’s entertainment. I am personally insulted when that’s mentioned while discussing pro wrestling. You can’t bump into Batman at the airport. If you bump into an actor who portrayed Batman in a film, you will probably be extremely disappointed as that actor dropped his character once he left the set. You can however meet John Cena, Chris Jericho, Dolph Ziggler, Randy Orton, Brock Lesnar, The Miz and every other WWE superstar at an airport, restaurant or even movie theater. When you meet them, you meet that superhero you see on TV. The John Cena you meet is the same John Cena you see on TV. These are extremely hard working, highly-educated athletes that make what they do on TV look easy, but by no means is any part of what they do, easy. They go hard in the ring, hard in the gym and travel the world for shows so all of their fans get the chance to see them live.

You can read the entire article at this link.

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