Despite the general state of the world, it remains a wonderful time to be a fan of professional wrestling. The abundance of online avenues to watch wrestling new and old means fans have a seemingly endless chance to enjoy this most magnificent of art forms, along with countless opportunities to discover new stars and delight in matches they may have missed.
Still, it would be nice to be entirely new to it all, wouldn't it? Being a longtime fan comes with its drawbacks (albatross-heavy cynicism and toxic nostalgia, to name two) but those burdens don't exist in the eyes of the new fan, eyes that are open to one of the world's most diverse and delightful forms of entertainment. New fans don't know how lucky they are.
In order to flesh out those early moments of education, new fans must take it upon themselves to become acquainted with the classics, those signpost landmarks that open doors and make sense of common tropes, matches that showcase a style at its finest or simply two tough bastards seeing who can hit the hardest for the longest.
Truth be told, this list could be 10 times longer (and there's a pretty good book available on this subject), but time is money and all that jazz. Availability was also a key criteria; expecting new fans to scour the internet in search of a five-star Spanish showstopper is asking a lot. All of these matches are readily available in some form or another.