Reflective Essay

Reflective Essay Highs And Lows Of Being A Fan Of The World Wrestling Federation I Love the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), I have watched and supported the WWF for over 8 years, I remember Hulk Hogan, Randy Savage and Jake Roberts and now today my idles are Triple H, The Rock and The Undertaker. What is it about the WWF that I like, if you asked me 6 years ago I would say that is because I think that Bret Hart is great and is a champion, but what about now, there is no Bret Hart or Hulk Hogan, is it the violence or the soap opera story lines. The WWF at present day is very publicised, a lot of lights and very expensive entrance music composed by well-known artists, such as Run DMC, Kid Rock and Method Man. The olden days as I call them were different, Superstars would enter the ring at the sound of drums or sometimes even a fully composed song, like for Hulk Hogan, “The Real American” that was a song that if played at an event would send chills up your back and goose bumps over my body because it was time for Hulkamania. Then there were themes that would get me into a state of seriousness, like the original Undertaker theme or Earthquake.

These themes would be slow or loud and would make you think here comes the bad guy. Now all the themes sound good, The bad guys are sometimes better than the good guys, For example Triple H is a brilliant theme and is better than The Rocks theme, but the goose bump giving spine tingling effect of the rocks theme is still there and that effect has been there through out WWF history, Bret Hart, Shawn Michaels, The Undertaker, The Rock and of Hulk Hogan. I feel the arena quality these days are very good, there are live events at lots of well-known arenas like, Madison Square Garden, Joe Louis Arena, Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio and there are many others. Tours around the United States, the usual cities include, Chicago, New York City, San Francisco, Texas, Washington and so many more. WWF Tours of Britain used to take place; they would stop off in Newcastle, Glasgow, London, Manchester, Liverpool, Sheffield, Birmingham and Bristol. Now they come to the U.K twice a year, Manchester for Insurextion and Sheffield for Rebellion.

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It is very hard to get tickets to the events, I am really upset that I cannot go; they sell fast, Wrestlemania 16, sold out in 20 minutes. I will go to an event one day even if it means being apart of it I will get to a Pay-Per View event. My favourite 5 superstars, Triple H, The Undertaker, Shawn Michaels, Chris Jericho and Mr. Ass (Billy Gunn). Triple H, his real name is Paul Levesque, and was born in Greenwich Connecticut, I look up to him because he is a champion.

The Undertaker, the dead man now known as The American Bad Ass, his real name Mark Colloway, he is very tall and sticks up for what he believes in. Shawn Michaels, he uses vanity to get across to views and fans, although it does not have the same effect when I do it. Chris Jericho, or Chris Irvine as he is known to his mother, I look up to him because I think he is great. Finally Mr. Ass, Billy Gunn, he is just amazing he always wins as well.

The fans love him to. I have been a fan of the WWF for nearly 8 years as I stated earlier, in that time I have seen faces come, faces go, talent born, bad turn goodie, goodies turn baddie and champions crowned. My most recent memory of a new champion crowned is at No Mercy 2000, when Kurt Angle (Olympic Gold Medallist at Atlanta 1996.) won the WWF title from the Rock. Jericho has been a Intercontinental Champion and a European Champion. Hulk Hogan has been a Champion as well. So in conclusion why am I a fan of the WWF, I like the superstars, Chris Jericho, HHH, Kurt Angle and The Undertaker, but I liked the old stars as well, Hogan, Savage, Roberts and The Warrior.

I like it because it is interesting to me. By Vincent Cowan Bibliography My Head And Knowledge.