To some, the women’s match is a break to grab another beer.But that’s changing slowly, and fans’ conversations are making a difference.UPDATE | New Japan Pro-Wrestling is coming back to Long Beach this spring after a successful run last summer during its first U. Fans may want to mark their calendars since tickets for its first U. It will take place Sunday, March 25 at Cal State Long Beach’s Walter Pyramid. According to an article from Uproxx, they have been trying to expand their market and establish a sort of “territory” in California. Organizers announced last week that tickets will go on sale January 29 at AM pacific standard time. Titled USA: Strong Style Evolved, NJPW promises to be “even bigger than before,” though a match lineup has yet to be revealed. 11/7/17 at PM | by Michael Garcia | The high-flying, sweaty, testosterone-filled action of pro-wrestling will once again grace Long Beach when New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) returns to the U. NJPW was founded in 1972 and is primarily based in Japan.They probably grow up to be men with good heads on their shoulders.” This partly explains why wrestling has so many in-touch feminist fans, but they’re often invisible.Because of the stigmas, these more introspective wrestling fans submerge themselves in an ardent online fan culture.Colt Cabana, professional wrestler for Ring of Honor and host of the revered podcast, said that online communities are crucial for the wrestling fan who hesitates to share fandom in daily life.“There are a lot of people out there with a lot of issues who may feel more comfortable behind a keyboard, but I think it makes a big difference when you meet people in person,” Colt says in reference to the large cross-section of wrestling fans who let their weird and wild fan flags fly at Wrestle Con, another safe community like .
It reveals itself as a slight nod to the coworker who braved wearing a WWE shirt to the office, or a secret kept until after going official with a new girlfriend — feminist wrestling fans don’t always proclaim their fandom as loudly in their daily lives as they chant in the crowds at a live ring event.
Whether it’s because of the perceived sexism of this culture or simply because outsiders think wrestling is stupid, many of these fans don’t feel they can talk about wrestling as freely as sports fans talk about football.
Gethard recalls that the wrestling fans he knew growing up were usually not the cool football jocks but “were quiet kids and buried their faces in comic books.” Some men who became wrestlers were “just nerds who were able to grow muscles.” He even went as far as to say that for these kinds of fans, hiding one’s love of wrestling can actually elicit empathy and eventually inspire them to become feminists once they do grow up.
That came to the forefront when a caller on asked to talk about pro wrestling for the rest of the program.
Gethard happily obliged before spewing out a giddy purge of wrestling trivia tidbits with his viewers who share passionate but harnessed wrestling fandoms. Gethard is a champion for underdogs and misfits, and many wrestling fans fit oddly, but comfortably, within those categorizations.