As a travel writer open and game to exploring the offbeat and oddball within a few hours or one day's drive of New York City (Virginia to Maine), I've stumbled on some pretty bizarre, eccentric and/or downright weird things. Here's just a sampling from this year's explorations.
In an uncharacteristic move, Wade Barrett has some good news for hardcore sports entertainment fans. According to the World Wrestling Entertainment superstar, the industry's view of the Internet Wrestling Community is changing!
Fans of tag professional wrestling, heave a sigh of relief. World Wrestling Entertainment's Booker T says the sports entertainment genre which helped make him one of the most decorated grapplers in history is ready for a comeback! Now can ya dig that, sucka?!?
"The biggest thing holding me back is fear," confessed second-generation World Wrestling Entertainment superstar Charlotte of her in-ring career, "Being afraid to fail and not live up to such a legacy my dad has made."
"Back in the old days...I think you could get away with whatever you wanted to do," said World Wrestling Entertainment legend Jimmy Hart of the professional wrestling industry, "Now, you have to watch what you say, watch what you do."
While my fans may know me as a larger-than-life WWE superstar who takes no mercy in the ring, one thing they may not know about me is that outside the ring, I am a loving, proud, hands-on father of two wonderful sons.
The major events of a match are planned and discussed beforehand, and so is the outcome. Some major events are definitely planned; for instance, someone might interfere in a match just as the bad guy, or "heel" is about to lose.