I must confess, I am heavily into women’s wrestling. I’ll stand back and pause for a moment while some of you call me a freak, sicko and pervert. Now that you’ve got that off your chest, I hope you will read the rest of this with an open mind. Women’s wrestling has come on leaps and bounds over the past few decades and only the most sexist pig or extreme lefty feminist has a problem with them these days. They are every much the athlete as their male counterparts. A few years ago, I wrote a similar post which you can read by clicking the link.
Even things we enjoy can cause us anxiety, especially if you have Asperger’s Syndrome. The above has caused me anxiety because I am worried that there are still people out there who think I’m mentally unstable because I have an interest in women’s wrestling. Let me tell you something, my wife has known of my interest almost since we’ve met and that was nearly 19 years ago. Plus we’ve been married for 17 of those years and if she has no problem with my interest, then neither should anyone else.
But it’s not that which has been filling me with anxiety over the past few days. Like with sports teams and persons, I have a favourite woman wrestler, Eva, who is pictured above. Recently, as a birthday treat to myself, I bought a bundle package of five of Eva’s matches to download. I have watched all five and this is what started my anxiety. I would have thought that with a package specifically dedicated to one wrestler, that wrestler would at least win some of the matches but after watching them, Eva lost all five. I wasn’t pleased about that.
Now I know wrestling is fixed and she was following a script but I bow to my words in the paragraph above. You would have thought that they would have at least one match she wins. My knee jerk reaction was to demand a refund because I wasn’t satisfied. However, I took a deep breath and didn’t. Besides, would the fact that I didn’t like the results of the matches on the downloads be grounds for a refund? Anyway, I contacted the promotion and told them I wasn’t pleased. Furthermore, I pointed out what a great talent Eva was and that she had too much wrestling talent to simply be a jobber. (That’s someone who loses all the time.) I have to give credit where due, the response I received was very professional and positive. The head of the promotion agreed to my idea and put together a bundle of matches where Eva actually wins. Furthermore, I was invited to write a script for an upcoming wrestling event! So, I have.
Apart from that, my anxieties have me wondering what could have been said. Another aspect about the promoter I emailed, was that she had no problems revealing who wins a match before it’s bought. To me, that’s good customer service. There are those out there who wouldn’t let people know who wins under the guise of surprise. They think that it will get a person to buy all the matches of a certain wrestler in the hopes of seeing the ones they win. I don’t want to waste my money like that. As for the surprise, well for the past six decades, audiences have been watching James Bond movies knowing that whatever near death obstacles are thrown up at him, he will kill the baddie and get the girl. There’s no surprise there and it’s the same with knowing the outcome of a wrestling match. Knowing Eva is going to emerge victorious will only make me buy the match download more.
I have been thinking about this almost over the entire weekend. It’s a clear example that with my Asperger’s mind, anxiety can come upon me for what ever reason. This includes things I like doing. Writing this post has helped reduce those anxieties.
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