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10 Wrestling Matches To Entice New Fans

New to the world of professional wrestling? You lucky sod. Time to get to know some of the classics.

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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.

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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.