Outed by wrestling

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    Jun 07, 2011 4:28 AM GMT
    I was outed by wrestling - to myself - at about age 7. icon_eek.gif
    That's a stage of life before anybody has sexual thoughts let alone sexual functions. But watching the "Big Time" pro shows on Saturdays clued me in that I was a man-lovin' man, not that I had a clue then. All I knew was that there was something really interesting about those burly guys in square-cut trunks throwing each other around complete with "grunts n' groans." Since just about every kid in school also watched it, I soon found out that they were more interested in trying what they saw than anything else. If there was something about one of the "wrestlers" they'd bring up, it was passing mention of how strong or tricky or EVIL he was. Nobody focused on how handsome or well-built any of them happened to be. So that was an unconscious "aha" moment that certain things were best left unsaid.

    When I got to see the real sport with real competitors, all doubt was removed: the action was hot and the wrestlers damn sure were too. icon_biggrin.gif

    So, I owe early awareness of my gay sexual identity to humankind's oldest + toughest + funnest + oh yeah HOTTEST sport. I'm sure watching and taking part in it has enhanced the gay life of a lot of us, but how many can look back and say that Saturday-afternoon headlocks and flying mares gave them their first "aha" moment?
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    Jun 07, 2011 6:49 AM GMT
    I can definitely relate to this. Saturday morning WWF Superstars I think it was when I saw it. Razor Ramon, Psycho Sid and British Bulldog always got me most turned on. Every wrestling era has guys that still do -- the Rock, Stone Cold, Ken Shamrock and now Evan Bourne, John Cena, Ted DiBiase Jr. and AJ Styles
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    Jun 07, 2011 10:49 AM GMT
    Same exact story here.. and I was immortalized by WrestlerVic in his book, "Growing Up Wrestling" in a chapter tell that exact story.

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    Jun 07, 2011 12:38 PM GMT
    Hey, cool, there's my book. If you'd like to share your story in Growing Up Wrestling 2, here's the link. No names or emails are included. Already 40 guys are in the new book. Vic

    http://wrestlemen.com/book2.htm
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    Jun 07, 2011 1:23 PM GMT
    *slaps knee and laughs* Silly people who think that wrestling on TV is actually a 'sport'. I wasn't aware that acting is a sport.
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    Jun 07, 2011 3:34 PM GMT
    That's why I wrote of "pro shows" and put the word wrestlers in quotes.
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    Jun 07, 2011 5:13 PM GMT
    Bigsmiles saidSame exact story here.. and I was immortalized by WrestlerVic in his book, "Growing Up Wrestling" in a chapter tell that exact story.

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    Which chapter are you? I want to reread it. icon_wink.gif
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    Jun 07, 2011 7:59 PM GMT
    ((Copy above, paste))
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    Jun 08, 2011 5:16 AM GMT
    I think I'm chapter 96

    anyway, I still spar and grapple openly gay in a mostly str8 but accepting gym. There was another gay couple that trained there and one of the instructors is a hottie bartender at one of the gay watering holes here.

    Thanks Vic

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    Jun 08, 2011 5:57 PM GMT
    Hey guys, I'm offering a FREE wrestling video of your choice if you answer the three questions on the submission page for the new "Growing Up Wrestling 2" book within the next two weeks. You must not have already filled out the form, and your answers must be worthy of submission.

    Once I receive and review your answers, I will send you an email so you can pick and watch online any full wrestling DVD or match of your choice on the WrestleMen TV page. I look forward to reading your story! Over 40 guys are in the new book so far. Vic

    Submission page:
    http://wrestlemen.com/book2.htm

    WrestleMen TV page:
    http://www.wrestlemen.com/cgi-bin/tv.asp?Access=OK
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    Jun 09, 2011 1:42 PM GMT
    Keep your submissions coming guys at the book link above. Here's part of one I got yesterday:

    "I first discovered I liked wrestling when on a visit to my grandfathers home at the age of 5 I discovered my two uncles down by the lake rolling around holding each other on the ground in the backyard area. I recall they were laughing and grunting and groaning in a rather pleasurable fashion and were unaware of my presence. They were wearing 1950s-styled tight swim trunks, and their massive hairy chests, legs, and arms seemed like a sculpture to my young mind. The sounds they were making pleased me and I found them to be soothing, so I stayed and watched them till they stopped and just layed there, one uncle on top of the other, just breathing heavily chest to chest with arms wrapped around and beneath one another. Yes, it was then that I woke to the pleasure of wrestling."

    http://wrestlemen.com/book2.htm
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    Jun 17, 2011 5:15 PM GMT
    Wow, up to 64 stories now for "Growing Up Wrestling 2". Still time for you to get yours in. Only need to answer three questions:

    http://www.wrestlemen.com/book2.htm