This is the first in a series of three articles looking at angles throughout wrestling history. What is an angle? Its an incident designed to set up a brand new storyline. An angle can be the catalyst to a radical change in a wrestlers character, often turning them from face to heel or vice versa, enabling a whole range of new opponents and new match ups to be opened up to possibility. A turn can define a wrestlers career or breathe new life into a fading one. A good angle can draw money and revitalise an entire promotion. A good angle can be the turning point in a wrestling war. Done well, a good angle can live in the memories of the fans who saw it forever, and can go down in folklore for generations to come. With the availability of video sharing sites such as YouTube and Dailymotion, old angles from days gone by can be viewed by fans who werent even born when it originally happened. A canny booker can re-enact an old angle by inserting current wrestlers into an old angle. These are the ones that turned a company or a career around, and did exactly what angles are supposed to do: put bums on seats and make money.
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