There’s something truly special that comes along with solidarity. Members of support groups connect with one another in sympathy over shared experiences of abuse and addiction. Protesters on marches bond with one another while facing down corporate or governmental corruption and greed. The X-Men banded together to stand up for one another against a world that hated and feared them.
There are a number of parallels there with the dilemma of WWE fans over the years. The WWE Universe is a support group millions strong… although we can’t ever agree on anything important. We’re used to protesting the decisions and exploitation of the giant corporation that controls our lives… although we probably wouldn’t need to so much if we actually had lives.
And we’re totally exactly the same as the X-Men. 100%, absolutely. Snikt.
Okay, so maybe there aren’t many parallels with groups offering genuine solidarity and support. We’re not the most supportive fanbase, if truth be told: there’s more backbiting and infighting in wrestling fandom than a wasp’s nest in a heatwave.
This article is dedicated to the things we actually have in common…