People love to criticize professional wrestling and everything it stands for. A lot of these people love to use the tired lines of “It’s fake” or “It’s not a real sport.”
It used to be where professional wrestling was rarely aired on television. Now, you can’t turn on the TV or get on the internet and see something related to wrestling, mainly the WWE.
Even when you watch SportsCenter, you will see something or someone involved with wrestling. Both Todd Grisham and Jonathan Coachman, former WWE color commentators, are now SportsCenter anchors.
The WWE is now going to be more involved with ESPN than ever before. On Tuesday’s episode of SportsCenter, WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins made an appearance and spoke with Coachman about his new rivalry with Kane, who Coachman knows very well, and the incident with Johnny Manziel on an episode of Monday Night Raw in Cleveland.
The appearance came with a big announcement. Coachman announced that he would be hosting a new weekly segment featuring the “Top 5 Moments in WWE.”
This is going to bring a whole new plethora of fans into watching SportsCenter. From young kids who barely understand ESPN to the diehard wrestling fans who love all other sports as well, this will do wonders for both ESPN and WWE.
While people may criticize this move by ESPN, I would like to remind you something. Yes, WWE is labeled as “sports entertainment”, but you also have to remember that the “E” in ESPN stands for “entertainment” as well.
*Featured Photo (above) credit to WWE