July 4, 2017
Hello everyone and welcome to another independence day, and because this great Holiday fell Tuesday today we’ll be celebrating this nations birthday by talking about some patriotic overtones in Pro Wrestling through the years. Welcome to Book It everyone and Happy Birthday America.
Another massive persona built around America is Sargent Slaughter. An army Sargent who always saluted and loved the country that he once served. The list of personas centered around patriotism is a mile long but Wrestling’s connection to the patriotic spirit goes deeper then just it’s character.
WWE was the first organized gathering of the size after the terrible attacks on September 11th, 2001. The show started with Vince McMahon in the ring talking about how we as a country will never fall to terrorist and how we should come together as a country and focus on being better people and care for one another. It was a message that touched the heart of a lot of people.
Through the history of Pro Wrestling Patriotism is a huge thread, and I have to believe that as we go forward it will continue to be a thread that we hold onto. Especially because as most of those who watch wrestling, if it’s because of one reason or another, we have a strong bond to this country and Wrestling knows that. Because of that it will always be subject matter for wrestling companies of any size.
Sorry about the shorter post today, but I realize that it’s the fourth of July so I didn’t see the need of keeping you busier then you would normally be. So for now, that’s all I’ve got. Next week I’ll be talking about Money In The Bank as I attended the event in St. Louis last month, and I’ll be talking about it’s significance in the WWE Landscape over the last dozen years of it’s existence. Until next week, I’m Kyle Robinson closing the book on this subject.