If you're a fan of The Simpsons then you probably remember the episode where Homer jumped on a car and said this famous line: "To alcohol! The cause of and solution to all of life's problems." It's a funny line that's also true in a lot of ways. It also applies to the wrestling business very well. There have been so many wrestling characters that made us wonder things like "how did somebody think that was a good idea?" and "why can't there be more characters that seem real?" That's where alcohol comes into play because people that drink beer or other beverages a lot are real. They're a part of the society we live in. If we can have drunk people in our everyday lives then we should have them in wrestling too. The only reason there are not a lot of characters based on being drunk is wrestling has always been geared towards kids. Even when WWE was TV14 there were still a lot of kids watching the show. They had a few performers that drank beer or other drinks once in a while, but it's not like everybody was doing it. This is a look at wrestling characters that had alcohol as part of their characters. It's not about whether the performer was an alcoholic or not. As wrestling fans, we know there have been many alcoholics in the business. This is about the characters they portrayed and the presence of alcohol on screen. Here are seven examples of using alcohol in WWE as a way to tell a story.
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