When it spreads to other sports. Wrestling is in a weird place when it comes to athletics as the outcome is predetermined but at the same time, there is no denying the talent and skills needed. These people are certainly athletes and you can see how much effort they put into their craft. Sometimes other athletes are going to notice this and pay some tribute to them, which was the case on Saturday.
In addition to the athleticism aspects, wrestling is also a bit show. There are all kinds of aspects to it which make things that much more entertaining, many of which become parts of pop culture. Names like Hulk Hogan, the Rock and John Cena are known outside of the wrestling bubble and sometimes you will see various signature parts of their work pop up elsewhere. That was the case after a college football game this weekend.
This might seem familiar. Check out what happened in a locker room:
On Saturday, Coastal Carolina beat Georgia Southern in a college football game. Following the victory, a member of the Coastal Carolina staff put on the Georgia Southern eagle mascot outfit. Someone from Coastal Carolina, dressed as Steve Austin, then stunned the mascot and someone else from the university climbed a ladder to elbow the eagle through a table. The team then pinned the eagle at the same time.
Opinion: I mean….why not? This is the kind of thing that is going to bring a team together like nothing else and it was rather entertaining at the same time. It isn’t going to really hurt anyone and given that the team is undefeated, it certainly seems to be working. It’s nice to see wrestling popping in like this every now and then, even if it is something so completely over the top.
What is your favorite wrestling inspired celebration? Which wrestler would make the best mainstream athlete? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. Get the latest and greatest in professional wrestling news by signing up for our daily email newsletter. Just look below for “GET EXCLUSIVE UPDATES” to sign up. Thank you for reading!