Are Wrestling Marks Destroying Wrestling?

By Michelle Lynn Tackett

I love wrestling, it is fun, theatrical and athletic. I love seeing bigger than life personalities do acrobatic stunts, cut great promos and the storylines. I grew up watching the WWE and WCW. I couldn’t get enough of the Rock, Mr. Perfect, Bret Hart and Sting. I adored the NWO. That was my favorite wrestling act when I was a young girl.

Needless to say, I know my wrestling. Which is why I don’t like a group of wrestling fans the internet has nicknamed, “marks.” These are fans who claim to be expert fans who care about wrestling. Their actions don’t match their words. They have bitterly booed Roman Reigns, they’ve turned on Charlotte Flair, Ronda Rousey, and Baron Corbin. They will call a WWE PPV garbage, even if it was good.

Stomping Grounds is a perfect example of this. Most wrestling reviewers considered Stomping Grounds a great show. But, you couldn’t tell that to the marks, who were saying it was trash. The main reason they hated the main event, (even though it was a good match), was Lacey Evans being put in as a special guest referee. Who cares! That shouldn’t ruin a good match. Look at what Bradi Rhodes did at Double or Nothing. She added Awesome Kong to the women’s match. No one batted an eye when she did this.

If Roman Reigns wins a match, the marks are the first to scream. “Here goes VINCE shoving Roman down our throats again.” Yeah, Shane McMahon beat Roman, let that one sink in for a moment. Some of these marks accused Roman of faking his cancer. That is disgusting! If you don’t want to like Roman fine, but saying he faked his cancer is going too far. It goes beyond criticizing an organization for putting on a product you don’t like. They are making it personal, and that is down right creepy.

What can we do about marks? Call them out for their actions. They loved Becky Lynch for most of 2018, but they seem to be souring on her. Just because she is the champion, (because she is the top star, go figure). Now the marks are saying Vince is shoving her down people’s throats. Wow, a person like Sting who won most of his matches at first could NEVER happen today. What about Goldberg’s streak? Oh wow, imagine how well that would go down.

Marks want all wrestlers to get a push, but that isn’t going to happen. There are going to be wrestlers who are world champions and those who aren’t. If you are so unhappy with the WWE, why keep going to the events and buying the PPVs? Watch Impact Wrestling, ROH, NJPW, or AEW. Sorry, but the main event Match between Rollins and Corbin was awesome! It told a good story, had good drama and the wrestling was good. The wrestlers did not deserve the AEW chants. If you like AEW, go watch them, let people who want to enjoy WWE, enjoy it. All you are doing is making people dislike you, and all the legit criticisms you throw at WWE will be void because of your radical hatred. Wrestling is fun, let’s keep it that way.

Photo Courtesy of: http://www.kotaku.com/we-want-refunds-why-pro-wrestling-fans-are-so-angry-1681915988

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