Jim Ross Gives Detailed Explanation Behind “Good vs Evil” In Pro Wrestling


In Jim Ross's latest blog, he wrote about a variety of wrestling-related topics, including his "retirement gimmick", Ring of Honor, the rumored WWE Network launch and more. The main focus of the blog, however, was to go into further detail about why having definitive "Good vs Evil" in pro wrestling is important.

Jim Ross wrote: 

How many great movies or TV shows have you seen or how many books have you read to where there wasn't a definitive hero or villain. Villains can take many shapes and forms whether it be war, disease, a bully, a coward, a cheat, etc. Great villains in the sports entertainment genre are people that a fan will  pay to see them get their ass beat.

It's a simple formula that is timeless.

Obviously, today's pro wrestling villains come in different presentations, more often than not ill planned, but nonetheless having antagonists who people want to see get their mouth shut and ass whipped still sells.

In real life there is a fine line, in many cases, between good and evil. However, TV wrestling isn't real life. It's show biz and most every show biz presentation that you or I have ever enjoyed had a hero and a villain component.

These two entities, the good guy and the bad guy, both from opposite sides of their own exclusive fences come together to eventually compete for championships while along the way they have a clearly established personal issue with which the average viewer can relate.

Ross also gave an update on his "One Man Show" tour, saying the first event will in fact take place in New York City next year. As always, Jim Ross covers plenty of material in the blog. You can read the full column by clicking here

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