2 February 2011
Real Pro Wrestling
Specific Purpose: To inform my audience of The professional sports league called Real Pro Wrestling.
Central Idea: Real Pro Wrestling was a professional sports league that differed from modern professional wrestling. Important factors include how the league started, who watches it, who competes in it, and where it is today.
What do you think of when somebody mentions, “professional wrestling”? Most likely you think WWE, Hulk Hogan, Andre the Giant, And WWF. Did you know that there was a real professional wrestling league? And by this I mean it is based on the actual sport of wrestling. It is called Real Pro Wrestling. The word “real” is there to distinguish this league from modern professional wrestling, which involves theatrical stage performances and predetermined outcomes. In Real Pro Wrestling, there are no scripts, and the competitors are real athletes, most of whom which hold extraordinary accomplishments on the college, international, and Olympic Games levels. Today, I’m going to tell you how this professional sports league started, who is watching it, who competes in it, and where it is today.
Real Pro Wrestling was founded by two former college wrestlers from Northwestern University: Matt Case and Toby Williams. One of the reasons they created a real professional wrestling league was to provide the best athletes in the sport of wrestling with a way to continue after college. Wrestling is one of the biggest men’s sports in the country. Although UMKC does not have a wrestling program, most of the larger division one schools in the country have wrestling teams. When most of these wrestlers graduate college, that’s it for them; they will no longer have a chance to compete unless the go into MMA or try out for the Olympics. Real Pro wrestling offered a chance for the best of these college athletes to stay in the sport and actually make money doing it. Matt...