VOLS. 23-26 RESULTS/RECAP/DISCUSSION THREAD May 13, 2009 16:47:44 GMT -6
Post by Ryan on May 13, 2009 16:47:44 GMT -6
At the risk of further derailing this thread off topic...
There's definitely some truth in what you say, but it also cuts both ways. Just as there's a tendency for fans to "take things like this personally", there's also a tendency among fans of specific wrestlers to excuse and/or make allowances for almost any sort of behavior on their part.
For anyone taking part in this discussion, I'd like to point out one detail: what is the first word in the term "professional wrestling"? That first term carries with it the expectation that those taking part will conduct themselves in a professional manner, and that means that if you're having second thoughts about returning to the ring, you don't wait until after your employer has sunk several hundred dollars into bringing you over to the United States to work to act on those second thoughts--particularly not when your potential employer runs a niche company, where as the recent discussions about the possibility of this past taping being the ONLY taping of 2009 have shown, there's very little cushion to absorb investments that have no return on them.
Let's take it out of wrestling terms. Just about any other job out there, you know what happens if you don't show up when you're scheduled and don't give your boss a reason in advance why you can't make it? You don't have a job any more. And in most cases, that boss isn't particularly likely to hire you back, either.
Now, does any of this make Rebecca Knox an EEEEEVIL woman? Of course not. I don't begrudge anyone for having second thoughts about whether or not the wrestling business is for them, particularly in the light of a serious injury. But that also doesn't mean that, if someone carries themselves in a manner such as she did leading up to the taping where she no-showed, that no one has a right to still be upset about it, either.
Like in most things, there's a middle ground between those two extremes.
Yup, this guy pretty much nailed it on the head.