The following is an intro to an opinionated editorial by Iaan Robinson and our friends at CraveOnline.com called, 10 Reasons why Rappers and Wrestlers are so similar:
10 Reasons why Rappers and Wrestlers are so similar.
Fewer things in this world are as widely loved as Professional Wrestling and Hip Hop. Granted it’s a lot easier to say you’re into Hip Hop then wrestling which I never really understood. I started watching professional wrestling when I was 12 or 13 (about the same time I started listening to Hip hop) and I still consider myself a fan of both. Granted my love of wrestling has waned since it’s become more about marketing and less about creating great characters but I still check out Wrestlemania, Summer Slam and a few of the prime pay-per-views. I was amped when Chris Jericho came back, I will still watch any match Shawn Michaels is in, and I even root for Triple H when he’s a bad guy. It’s a soap opera for men and a great way to spend a couple of hours.
I don’t know why this stigma of Wrestling being silly has stuck so hard, especially when it’s not too far off of what supposedly makes Hip Hop so grandly entertaining. As I began to really think about this I started noticing all of these similarities between Hip Hop and Wrestling. The similarities were so intense that I began to see the two as linked somehow. I sat down and furiously scribbled out as many commonalities between the two before filtering them down to the top ten. So without further ado I present you with The Top Ten Similarities Between Hip Hop And Professional Wrestling.