"Whether you like it, or you don't like it, you better learn to love it, 'cause it's the best thing goin' today."
"To be the man, you've got to beat the man."
"Because the Nature Boy is gonna style and profile, and you're gonna bleed, all night long! Woooooooooo!"
-- "The Nature Boy" Ric Flair, 13-time world heavyweight champion.
I started watching pro wrestling back in 1983, just before Hulk Hogan won his first WWF World Heavyweight Title. I used to think it was real*, until I started reading RSPW.
"Because I'm the best there was, the best there is, and the best there ever will be."
-- Bret "The Hitman" Hart, WWF 5-time Heavyweight, 2-time Intercontinental and 2-time Tag-Team champion.
"Welcome to RAW is Jericho! ... All hail the Ayatollah of Rock n' Roll-a."
-- "Y2J" Chris Jericho,WWF Intercontinental champion.
*Although match outcomes are pre-determined, wrestlers sometimes do get hurt for real. Or worse, killed...
On May 23, 1999, WWF superstar Owen Hart fell to his death at a pay-per-view event in Kansas City. It doesn't get any more real than that :-(
"Say your prayers, take your vitamins and drink your milk."
-- Owen "The Blue Blazer" Hart, 1965-1999.