Is there any industry like this? Professional wrestling seems to attract more negative fans than anything else, with the possible exception of Arsenal FC and Toronto Maple Leafs. Are you even a wrestling fan if you don't spend copious amounts of time complaining about the sport? We can be an abominable lot, us grap-lovers.
Every now and then the dam breaks and pro wrestling superstars let out all of their frustrations, mocking the fans for being so, well, ridiculous. More often than not these tirades now take place on Twitter, with the convenience and ease of broadcasting too simple an opportunity for the social media-savvy wrestlers of today to miss. Throw in the constant interviews and eternal conveyer belt of backlash and you've got a toxic brew, ready to mock those who keep the industry afloat with pennies and pounds.
It is incorrect to say that any of these stars hates the fans, even if that sentence might be true from time to time. Still, they aren't afraid to pull back the curtain from time to time, showcasing disdain and irritation on an enormous scale.
Born in the middle of Wales in the middle of the 1980's, John can't quite remember when he started watching wrestling but he has a terrible feeling that Dino Bravo was involved. Now living in Prague, John spends most of his time trying to work out how Tomohiro Ishii still stands upright. His favourite wrestler of all time is Dean Malenko, but really it is Repo Man. He is the author of 'An Illustrated History of Slavic Misery', the best book about the Slavic people that you haven't yet read. You can get that and others from www.poshlostbooks.com.