Published on August 22nd, 2015 | by Pro Wrestling Stories0
“Are We There Yet?” Wrestling Stories from the Road: The Good, the Bad and the Bizarre!
Many would assume that taking a stiff chair shot to the head or the prospect of being suplexed sixteen times would be amongst the easiest parts of being a wrestler. You would imagine for fans that the opportunity to travel from city to city around the world would be one of the most rewarding things a professional wrestler can do, but is it the easiest? Consider that for the few hours before your favorite superstar swaggers into the ring in your hometown, they are on the road after perhaps staying in not the most cleanly of hotel rooms hundreds of miles away. Perhaps they are stuck on a flight jetting halfway across the world uncomfortably with their seat in an upright position. Or maybe they are crammed into a rental car with little legroom, unable to find recovery from the bouts they had the night before.
These stories are all part of what happens to wrestlers when we are not watching them. Wrestlers get the opportunity to perform at a high level in front of the fans, a job they only dreamed of as children and a job they love more than anything else. It’s a job that keeps them on the road for more than 300 days a year, but lets them see parts of the world many never dreamed they’d visit. It separates them from their families for incredible stretches of time, but introduces them to their “other” family.
It’s a job unlike any other.
Here are some wrestling stories from the road, some good, some bad and some just plain bizarre.