CraveOnline: 10 Similarities Between Hip Hop And Wrestling

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LL Cool J (left), John Cena (right)The following is an intro to an opinionated editorial by Iaan Robinson and our friends at called, 10 Reasons why Rappers and Wrestlers are so similar:

10 Reasons why Rappers and Wrestlers are so similar.
by Iann Robinson
Jun 08, 2009

Fewer things in this world are as widely loved as Professional Wrestling and Hip Hop. Granted it’s a lot easier to say you’re into Hip Hop then wrestling which I never really understood. I started watching professional wrestling when I was 12 or 13 (about the same time I started listening to Hip hop) and I still consider myself a fan of both. Granted my love of wrestling has waned since it’s become more about marketing and less about creating great characters but I still check out Wrestlemania, Summer Slam and a few of the prime pay-per-views. I was amped when Chris Jericho came back, I will still watch any match Shawn Michaels is in, and I even root for Triple H when he’s a bad guy. It’s a soap opera for men and a great way to spend a couple of hours.

I don’t know why this stigma of Wrestling being silly has stuck so hard, especially when it’s not too far off of what supposedly makes Hip Hop so grandly entertaining. As I began to really think about this I started noticing all of these similarities between Hip Hop and Wrestling. The similarities were so intense that I began to see the two as linked somehow. I sat down and furiously scribbled out as many commonalities between the two before filtering them down to the top ten. So without further ado I present you with The Top Ten Similarities Between Hip Hop And Professional Wrestling.

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