By Samantha Naismith
With heavy hitting legends of the wrestling scene such as, John Cena, Brock Lesnar, and Charlotte Flair the only question is who will be the last ones standing?
On April 8th the 34th Annual Wrestlemania pay-per-view event took place at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. This event involves some famous wrestler, such as John Cena, Brock Lesnar, and Charlotte Flair. Who will be the last ones standing?
“There is always a winner to Wrestlemania and the winner wins a championship belt. Wrestlemania has more than one winner in each different wrestling match such as the giant memorial battle royal, the first ever women's battle royal, and the cruiserweight championship match,“ said Annie Chang.
During this year's Wrestlemania one of the wrestler’s, Braun Strowman, did not want to pick a teammate from WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment, ) to fight against The Bar, instead he ventured out into the crowd picked a young boy named Nicholas, however, he did not stay in the ring for long he was immediately tagged out. At the end of the match he was brought back in the ring so that he could hold the winner belt up, but it was to heavy for him in the end.
Some of the students at Samueli did watch Wrestlemania, such as Annie Chang, a freshman who watched Wrestlemania over television said, “Wrestlemania is part of WWE with many wrestlers competing in different categories to win the championships. It is pretty fun and cool to watch because of how strong they are and I like to watch competitive things.”
“I think people wrestle to show who is stronger or for fame, but I also think that wrestling is ok and that it can be funny at times but I mostly think that it is very dangerous.”, said Justin Pascua, however, he did not watch Wrestlemania.
What the difference between a normal wrestling match and wrestling matches at Wrestlemania you may ask. Wrestlemania defines an overall winner out of many people and that winner gains somethings special, and in this case a championship belt.
Most people know about wrestling, but not much information, so the chances of finding someone who knows exactly what Wrestlemania is; is low. People that don’t know much about wrestling may also think that it just where people fight for no reason. However, wrestling is a sport where people do develop important qualities and skills such as boosting their self-esteem, sportsmanship, work ethics, leadership and other than teaching violence it teaches control over violence.
Wrestling is not a very commonly known sport, where all people understand what the rules are. Most people might only know that it is a sport where people wrestle. The main Idea behind wrestling is to put your opponent on there back to win. When wrestling you get a certain amount of points depending on how you win; for 6 points the wrestler has to pin the other down, the other forfeits, or because the other gets an injury or disqualification of the opponent. For 5 points the wrestler wins if their opponent falls. For 4 points the wrestler must win the majority of decision
You may have never known about Wrestlemania or wrestling in general, but now you know. You might even start to watch wrestling for a change.
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