Belief in fiction becomes fact. At least that's how it commonly plays out in the lives of professional wrestlers. Wrestling is a fantasy version of events and its participants are performers vulnerable to its spellbinding temperament.
As a long-time fan of professional wrestling I've come to see how much of mortgage servicing resembles what goes on in the ring. Like wrestling the servicing business is full of "works," "gimmicks," "heels and baby faces," so let me explain.
What is truly amazing about "The Factor" and the WWE is their ability to bring their illusions close enough to reality so that millions of Americans find each show entertaining enough to suspend belief for one or two hours.
We've got a real slobberknocker for you tonight, folks -- the long awaited rematch between the heavyweight champion of the free world, Barack "Bam Bam" Obama, and the challenger, Nature Boy Mitt Romney.
The play uses professional wrestling as a metaphor for all sorts of perceived American sins, and treats promoters and athletes alike as partners in a flashy scam whose spectacles separate enthralled and willing suckers from their cash.
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.
Good evening, fight fans! We've got a real slobberknocker for you tonight! The Mighty Mitt Romney versus Rowdy Rick Perry versus Beautiful Michele Bachmann. The winner gets a title shot at Barack "Bam Bam" Obama.
Starting a new business is ridiculously hard. So why would any sane individual set out on this sort of quixotic journey? Some will tell you it's for love or passion, but I think that people with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) do it out of necessity.