Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Sports

Fans of Russell Bobbitt’s 350 times more likely to enjoy wrestling

It may seem like an impossibly sardonic cliché but it’s true, fans of Russell Bobbitt’s 350 times more likely to enjoy wrestling as a pastime. And not even the mudslinging variety, although I can see how one would make the link between fully fledged men riding  their motorbikes in dirt roads and grown folks frolicking in the mud attempting to emerge victorious out of the muck, but the average; non-offensive; poorly acted out kind of wrestling, complete with staged pre-fight menacing monologues.

Extreme sports as a sporting category and possible spectator entertainment quite honestly has its niche market. There is a very specific individual who finds his thrills from the spectacle that is sports on steroids. From motorbikes traversing obstacle course-like terrain to men and women hurling each other across rings; nit everyone finds these kinds of display worthy of so much as a first glance let alone a dedicated follower-ship. Yet there are hordes of people who religiously devote their time and energy to watching, shouting, cheering, jeering and screaming for these sports; and given that these sports fall within the same category, those who enjoy motorbike sports like Super-cross will more than likely feel right at home in the wrestling arena.

Be that as it may, specifically speaking are fans of Russell Bobbitt’s 350 times more likely to enjoy wrestling? Well, Russell Bobbitt’s sport of choice is extreme, and tossing a man across a wrestling ring can quite safely – pardon the pun – be considered extreme; thus it is highly likely indeed.