Fans of professional wrestling are as diverse and volatile as the roster of superstars they support every week. It’s an ever changing, evolving, dynamic industry and these qualities manifest themselves in a vast array of supporters scaling from casual observers to obsessed diehards.
At one end are those with a passing interest, they watch the odd episode of Raw and occasionally indulge in a pay per view with a group of mates. They’re familiar with most of the roster, but don’t know too much about each superstar. They view pro wrestling as a spectacle and a bit of a soap opera, and enjoy it for what it is.
The polar opposite are the super crazed wrestling fans who live and breathe every episode of Raw and Smackdown, keep an eye on NXT and watch every pay per view. Quite often they keep an eye on other brands too like TNA and even some international promotions. They know everything about everyone, and have posters all over their walls of their favorite superstars. They know it's scripted, but they still ride every moment as a high profile boxing match.
In between the two extremes of that spectrum are a whole host of different supporters harboring varying degrees of insanity, resentment and affection. Some people focus all their energy on one wrestler, through good times and bad, through heel turns and back again. Others prefer heels only, and drop off a superstar if they become a good guy. Others still are the opposite, and always hate the bad guys. There are know it alls, hangers on, diva droolers, blind sheep and old stable hands who can’t accept the likes of D-Generation X or the Ministry of Darkness no longer exist. And plenty more to boot.
Here are the top 15 worst kinds of wrestling supporters.
15 15. The Minority Huggers
This lot are quite disgusted by the glitz and glamour of the WWE, and formerly of the WCW. Those companies are at unrealistic heights, and not what wrestling is all about them. Minority Huggers used to watch ECW, and now invest their time in watching TNA. They're also well across everything that's happening in Japan, and occasionally go and watch indie shows when they come to town.
14 14. DXers
Never has there been a better stable than D-Generation X, and never will there be, according to the DXers, who still wear the clothes of their favorite group to wrestling shows today. At their peak DX were a brilliant group with WWE legends Triple H, Shawn Michaels, New Age Outlaws Road Dogg and Billy Gunn, the entertaining X-Pac and wrestling's strongest ever female wrestler, Chyna.
13 13. WCW Mourners
12 12. Diva Droolers
These guys have no real interest in what’s happening in the ring. All they do is gawk at the divas whenever they come on screen, fantasizing about how much better their life would be if they could marry a female wrestling talent. Most of these guys are single middle aged men who barely know the difference between Stone Cold and Triple H.
11 11. Blind Sheep
10 10. The Attituders
If you're reading this then there's every chance you probably know many people who fall into this category. In fact, if you grew up in the 1990s this is probably you. You can't help but hark back to the glory days, when Stone Cold would fight The Rock for the title, when The Undertaker had a Ministry of Darkness shadowing his every move, when D-Generation X were at their peak, when the McMahons were screwing superstars through The Corporation.
9 9. Old School
8 8. Switch Hitters
These are the kind of mainstream fans that eat out of the palm of WWE Creative. They cheer and scream when a babyface walks to the ring, while booing and hissing at the heels. Whenever there's a heel turn, all of a sudden they're personally offended and develop an instant hatred for the wrestler who just 30 seconds ago was their favorite.
7 7. Gender Benders
There are male and female versions of gender benders. The females spend most of their time deriding professional wrestling for being such a sexist business that only parades its endless stream of divas for a bit of eye candy. Once they've finished making their point they resume staring at the masculine physiques on display every night and keep buying more Roman Reigns posters for their collection.
6 6. Achilles Heels
5 5. Adult Marks
There are plenty of adult wrestling fans out there, and most of them are completely reasonable. They see it as a bit of light hearted entertainment and a throwback to their teenage years when they may have overindulged in WWE or WCW. But occasionally you get an adult fan who's constantly trying to justify his passion, and this gets really quite painful. They get their back up when people start using the word 'fake', pointing to steel chairs and first blood matches as a counter argument. They're constantly telling you that wrestling superstars are some of the fittest athletes in the world. And they sometimes even try and pull you a little deeper into the world of wrestling fandom by showing you old tapes of their favorite pay per views, or long gone superstars.
4 4. Know It Alls
3 3. Believers
2 2. Haters
1 1. Closet High Horses
They spend all day and night deriding you for being a wrestling fan with comments like “It’s so obviously fake, I don’t know how you can watch that”, and “If this was real he’d be dead after that tombstone”. But behind your back, they go home, climb down from their high horse and watch every episode of Raw and Smackdown, fascinated by how something so blatantly 'fake' can be so captivating. Then they go back to telling their mates how if this was real life there would be no way The Big Show would ever lose. And so goes the cycle. This lot are best avoided, they suck the fun right out of it.
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