I can't stand wrestling anymore, but used to love it as a kid. I watched it religiously from the 1980's up until about 10 years ago when The Rock and Stone Cold left the business. The Rock has come back briefly this year but that isn't enough to make me watch it.
Back when I was a kid, I used to watch it all the time. I knew all the characters, tried to do all the moves and I even had a bunch of toy figures. I recently found 31 of them in a box and set out to buy the rest of the LJN line that I was missing. The figures are from the 1980's and are made by Titan. They are the "LJN Superstars" and I have all the figures in the line. I went on Ebay and Craigslist to buy all the ones I was missing. There are like 72 of them in total and I ended up buying big lots of them online in order to try and complete my set.
Here is a photo of my collection:
I bought so many of these dang things in the quest to complete my set, that I wound up with almost double of every figure. I have the complete set and then 66 more of the set. I'll end up throwing them on Ebay or something soon, as I obviously have no need for 2 complete sets. They're worth a fair bit of money, so hopefully I'll sell them and get some of the money back I spent completing my collection.
I used to play with these things all the time. I was into these figures more than I was Transformers, GI Joe or any other toy for boys. Only Matchbox cars or Tonka trucks could compare. The figures are from the "glory days" of wrestling IMO. Guys like Macho Man Randy Savage, Hulk Hogan, Ultimate Warrior, Andre the Giant, Ted Dibiase, Jake the Snake and Jimmy Snuka, just to name a few.
I know a lot of people don't consider wrestling a sport and neither do I. It's scripted and staged. That takes away the competition and the challenge, thus there is no sport. However, wrestlers ARE amazing athletes. They need great endurance, cardio, athleticism, strength, etc.... They train and train, honing and perfecting their craft. They do this all year round. They are impressive, even if I don't like it any more.