I sit here at the end of my Bank Holiday weekend just chilling out before I have to go back to the cold harsh reality of my FÁS course tomorrow morning, when a memory popped into my head of some of the bullshit that does go on in this business.
See you get some people who get ideas into their heads that they are superstars when in natural fact there just like any normal Tom, Dick or Harry who wrestled in front of a couple of hundred people. Unless Vince McMahon says your a superstar (and that includes me too in that statement) then sit down. Now I’m not shooting on anyone in particular I’m just saying what I have come across in this business since i started out.
Anyway onto something else there’s this thing about politics in wrestling now. If memory serves me correct isn’t that done in the bigger promotions in the states, like the former WCW back in the day or the current TNA and WWE. It is in these places where there is millions of dollars to be made so the workers jockey for position to get into the top money making spots by playing the politician, and with it being a cut throat business it’s in a way acceptable because there’s top dollar to be made. Now politics in Irish Wrestling I could never get my head around for the simple reason of there is FECK ALL MONEY TO BE MADE IN IRISH WRESTLING. I’m not saying we work for free but we just earn enough to cover costs like travel, food etc, but most of all there’s a vast majority of us who wrestle because it’s our passion in life and it’s what we love to do and I’d like to think that it shows when were out in that ring firing on all cylinders and tearing the house down.
Before I wrap this up I just wanna say one last thing and it’s that we should all leave all the political BS at the door and do what’s right for everyone in this business. Just go out there and wrestle and put on the best damn show imaginable and send the people home happy because at the end of the day were never gonna get rich wrestling in ireland unless it became mainstream and if the big TV stations jumped on board (I’ll hold that for another column) . Then we can all take a leaf out of Charlie Haughey or Bertie Ahern’s book and play politician.