I don't understand how people can still watch wrestling, once you're past the age of 15 and all.
That and it was better pre-PG13.
Wrestling has never been rated R...
You probably didn't watch Raw last night when CM Punk cursed out somebody who was booing him for no reason
I would like them to do a Wrestling podcast and explain how the entire system works, it is really confusing to me. Are they all owned by the same corporation and feed into each other or are the separate, competing organizations that sign and drop wrestlers as their popularity increases or decreases.
WWE is the biggest federation in the world and sign all of their wrestlers to exclusive contracts, they own a developmental federation called "NXT". NXT is where newly signed WWE wrestlers go to train and get themselves ready for TV. Recently it's been the place for these guys to kind of make up new gimmicks constantly and see if anything sticks. For instance, there's this guy named Tyler Breeze that's been in NXT for three years, and just recently he's undergone a character change that the fans are really latched to (basically Zoolander), so he'll probably be called up some time soon to be on the road for the WWE.
Outside of WWE, there's TNA, which is the second biggest company in America. They also have signed most of their wrestlers to exclusive contracts.
Outside of WWE and TNA, there's the independents. This includes ROH, PWG, Chikara, CZW, Dragon Gate USA, etc etc. All of these wrestlers are hired to work night-by-night and are free to work for whichever company they choose. Usually the best of the best from the independents get picked up by either TNA or WWE.
There's also foreign leagues in Japan, Mexico, UK, etc.
Not to be a big shill for myself, but I'm about to start a wrestling site soon and will probably post the podcasts/videos on these forums as blog posts.... so if you'd like to support me and want to have more wrestling podcasts in your life, get ready.