Bill Clinton, pro wrestling, and dredging dredging dredging
I turned 41 this week. No more juicebox mafia for me!
Ben Lawrence: I saw from Twitter that you attended the New Japan Pro Wrestling event in DC on Saturday (I was there too). As a longtime fan of the “sport,” I was wondering about your thoughts on both the event itself and pro wrestling in general.
I’m not a pro wrestling guy, but I went at the instigation of a friend who is, and in general I recommend getting out of the house and doing stuff with friends.
As for the show itself, it was pretty great. Nobody is confused as to why action movies can be fun even though they’re “fake,” so I don’t know why people object to it in wrestling. I’m not sure I have the bandwidth in my life to really start following NJPW, but it was fun and I’m open to it.
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