I have a side job wrestling to earn money. It is not the big TV studio wrestling, but it is the same thing. We have personas and storylines we play out in the ring. It is fun, and I make money at it. I am pretty much nothing like my character though. However, you do need to be in excellent shape, and you do get knocked around a lot. I see a San Leandro chiropractor to keep my back in great shape. The issues and accidents in the ring are the same kind of things that stuntmen face. You can get accidentally punched, kicked, dropped or worse.
Our bodies could not take some of those moves if they were real, but just mimicking them can get you hurt pretty bad too. I have been dropped on my back and could not get up. The crowd went wild. I don’t know if they thought I was really hurt or acting it out. However, I was hurt. That was the first time my back started giving me trouble. My San Leandro chiropractor told me I should stick to my main job and give up moonlighting as a studio wrestler. I enjoy it too much to quit now. Plus, I actually want the kids to learn some things from how our characters interact.
I do not imagine me doing this for another decade, but I should be able to get another five years out of it if my chiropractor keeps my back straight and strong. We have better expert choreographers who can help us with the stunts now. No more amateur hour moves. We have graduated from that, and the additional training and safety measures has really cut down on the potential for injuries. Who would have thought that you could get seriously injured doing “fake” wrestling?