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Thoughts of An Enforcer (2nd Edition)
March 22, 2003 - by "Enforcer" Steve Anderson

Well now, I see you've come back for more of my thoughts on the world of wrestling today and it pleases me that so many of you whom read my first column responded so highly about the issue at hand. Well first of all, I'd like to say for those that felt it was neccessary to send in their daily hate mail about my thoughts and opinions on Tough Enough, I have to say that I could care less because if you didn't like me as you've claimed so in your daily e-mails sent on the hour, then you would not be reading my column which is what I find so funny! Well I guess moving right along here in this months issue, I thought that it would be interesting to see where this next issue will take us and it's going to discuss the issuse concerning the fans of professional wrestling. Oh how this will be quite interesting to see where my feelings stand here.

I've only been a professional wrestler for three years, and I know that I have not seen it all in this business just yet when it comes to the wrestling fans, but I know I've seen enough when I walk out to the ring seeing fans sit at ringside with a notepad and a pen ready to criticize us as if they were being paid unsurpassed amounts of money thinking they were the Siskle and Ebert of professional wrestling. This is what we call SMARKS which is a term used for a "Smart Fan" and I don't honestly think in my right mind that any fan is smart to the business of professional wrestling, because they think by having watched "NBC Pro Wrestling Exposed" or having read spoilers off the internet that they're all of the fucking sudden, Vince McMahon, and trust me they're not close to it. These people disgust the hell out of me because they don't quite seem to grab the concept of coming to a show for fun. When these people take their notes and post them on the net, they're doing nothing more but slandering those whom have taken time out of their busy schedules to come and entertain those who paid their hard earned money. It's fucking sick. They act as if they know how to do it better and when they're given the opportunity of getting into the ring to show us how in the fuck it's supposed to be done, they run with their damn tail in between their legs with a huge yellow stripe running down their back because they know they wouldn't be able to back up their hip deep pile of bullshit. I think what pisses me off the most about many wrestling fans today is that they're spoiled mostly in part because of the WWE presentation of professional wrestling. Though I'm not taking anything away from the WWE, but these people have no idea what in the hell professional wrestling is all about and they never will because of their lack of appreciation. As independents, we're out there in the ring to achieve our dream and to entertain you to the best of our ability. I've seen guys who damn near kill themselves to make the crowd pop and when they do something as death defying as a Kryptonite Krunch off the top rope, they don't even cheer. They just sit there like they're watching a bowling tournament and it's just absolutely horrid. Call yourself a smark if you will, but there is no such thing as a smart mark and if you don't like the fact that I'm out here telling it to you like it is, well then keep sending your hate mail this way because quite frankly I don't really give a shit as I laugh everytime. Such is the case from my last column when KINGOFRINGSIDE@aol.com told me that and I quote, "...if you're not in the WWE or Tough Enough then you're not a wrestler. You're nothing more than a loser." Well to respond to him, I'll say this and I'll say it to everyone who felt so offended when I spoke my mind about it.

To whom it may concern,
I don't give a rats ass if I offended you because you believe that the only way of becoming a professional wrestler is by jacking off on video telling the WWE why you should be on their show wasting their time and most of all, there money. The only way of becoming a properly trained professional wrestler is by attending a professional wrestling school. If you're a backyarder, then I understand why you have no common sense in that huge melon on top of your neck. DUH! Though I do know people from Tough Enough whom have proven their love for this business and have decided to take the right path in obtaining their dream, I'm not fond of the show because it allows marks to have an opportunity that they never earned to begin with and it takes opportunities away from well deserving individuals whom have paid their dues over and most importantly EARNED IT. Many of you are in it because you think there is money to be made and guess what, there's not! Unless you're something special and you can put 80,000 asses in the seats, then they're not going to want to look at you. You have to know how to wrestle. It's not about running your mouth spitting Rock's catch phrases over and over again. It's about whether or not you can carry a match and if you know what in the hell you're doing inside of that ring. But like you shitheads honestly care about all that. With that said, if you have the heart and the love for this business, my best advice is attend a professional wrestling school and if you're only doing it because you think you'll be rich and famous after being on Tough Enough, then do us a favor and don't waste our fucking time because you're living in a fairy tale.

Back to the subject about the wrestling fans if I may also add some more input before I end this column for the month, I've had the pleasure of wrestling in areas where the fans have nothing but the utmost respect for the boys and girls who go to the ring and put on the best performance possible. It doesn't matter if you're a heel or a babyface, these people have nothing but respect. It seems the further South you go, the better the fans are. It is these people who make what we do all worth the while and worth all the dedication and sacrifices we make. If a fan holds a chair in their hand ready to hit you over the head because you told him to wash his ass or you called his woman a heffer, you're doing your job and they love it to death. I guess a friend once told me that like everything in life evolves, so does professional wrestling whether it be for the better or for the worse, but just as long there are fans out there who appreciate what we put ourselves through out there to entertain you, I'll always have my fair share of respect for you as you have for us. With that, I will close this column for the month and next month, and if you have something that you would like for me to address my thoughts on, please feel free to e-mail me at NForcerSA@aol.com and subject the letter "Thoughts" and I will personally answer all e-mails. Until then, God Bless the USA!


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