Let me say from the outset that ever since I can remember, I have been a fan or professional wrestling (more commonly termed “sports entertainment” these days). Hardly a weekend of my childhood went by without me watching World Championship Wrestling and cheering the good guys and booing the baddies.
Times have changed, but there are still some basic “rules” of wrestling that remain – good guys don’t always win, and the referees tend to miss the “blinding obvious” foul tactics.
Given the number of sports that now rely on the third umpire to adjudicate close calls, its probably a good thing that wrestling is more “entertainment” rather than “sport”.
One of the most exciting media events I was invited to at this year’s CES was the launch of the WWE Network – scheduled to go live in the US on 24 February 2014 and to be rolled out to Australia, UK, Canada, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong and other regions in late 2014.