It has been less than 24 hours since Nicole “Fat Shi…. Snookie” Polizzi said she was wrestling at Wrestlemania. Working with the wrestling business has caused everyone to ask what I think of the situation. Well, it really isn’t that hard to figure out what I think, but if you really want to know… please continue.
Wrestlemania is compared to the Superbowl in terms of wrestling events. It is the end all be all of wrestling. Workers want more than anything to wrestle at that event. Now you throw a reality star into the mix and literally spit on wrestling fans. Yeah, they did it before with Lawrence Taylor, but he was an athlete right?
Snooki being on the card bothers me on so many levels. Let’s first talk about her star power. Could you really argue that Snooki hasn’t been a bigger star than The Rock in the past two years? You can’t, because it’s true. But what happened when Snooki came to the ring last night? She was half booed and half cheered. Think about what happened when The Great One came back. The ovation went on for 3-5 minutes. The next question is why was she booed and The Brahma Bull cheered. Well it is really quite simple. Wrestling fans attend wrestling events. Wrestling fans don’t watch wrestling for the same reasons that people watch the “Jersey Shore.” Wrestling fans want entertainment and Shore fans want to feel better about their lives.
Apparently, though, it was a good idea to bring her in. It’s not like they already had inexperienced performers on this year’s card. (Michael Cole) But Vince McMahon has to bring in the big guns. Not when it’s relevant of course. Bring in Snooki now, since her show is losing popularity and viewers. I think one of the reasons I am so annoyed that she is on the show has to do with the fact that wrestling basks in anything that has jumped the proverbial shark.
I understand that she is being brought in to get a higher buy rate. Who is really going to spend 50 plus dollars to see Snooki on Pay Per View. Diehard Jersey Shore fans only. Anyone else who really wants to see Snooki will probably go to someone’s house that is already getting the PPV.
It is not easy to be a fan on wrestling. We are not regarded as the smartest people in the world and are constantly told that wrestling is fake. GET THE HELL OUT OF HERE?!?! But having a reality star who is famous for being a train wreck wrestle on a night that is supposed celebrate wrestling, created a face palm that literally almost broke my wrist.