By Kenny King
Long before I was Ingobernable, before I beat Jay Lethal best 2-out-of-3 or carried Rhett Titus to a championship, I was just a fan. I’ve been watching wrestling for as long as I can remember. From my first wrestling VHS in 1986 all the way to skipping a live fire drill in college to stay in my dorm to watch Bradshaw and Farooq. Back then, watching wrestling was easy, but nobody I knew had any idea of how to be a wrestler.
That all changed one night when I turned on the TV and saw a new reality show that took 13 athletes -- eight men, five women -- and trained them to be pro wrestlers. All competing for just two open spots. I remember my eyes being glued to the screen. My emotions split between “these guys aren't even athletes, I can do that,” and jealousy that they even had the opportunity to try.