That 2020 has been a largely miserable year for much of the world's population makes it easier to feel thankful for the few things that haven't been engulfed by the raging dumpster fire.
Earth is in the midst of a devastating global health crisis, political tensions are more heightened than they have been in decades, and unchecked misinformation is rampant, but professional wrestling marches on. Granted, it's not quite the same as it was before March claimed one of its most vital elements, the live crowd, but still it moves forward, providing beautiful, cathartic escapism for those seeking a break from the bullsh*t.
Today is an opportunity to give thanks to those risking their own personal health and wellbeing by travelling cross-country to provide entertainment for the weary watchers at home. Their efforts are very much appreciated, particularly in a year when millions of Americans have been deprived of the opportunity to catch up with family over turkey, stuffing, and sweet potato pie.
The 2020 list takes on a slightly different tone, paying tribute not only to the wrestlers whose onscreen output brings unbridled joy, but those actively working to make this burning world a better place as well.
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