I wouldn't get too
bent out of shape over the fetishization of wrestling and wrestlers, not that anyone here is.
I could show you (far too easily... don't ask) porn from pretty much every sport conceived by homo sapiens
. At the very least, those sports with uniforms that reveal ample curvatures in bodies and skin. I think the curlers are safe in this regard... I think... then again those pants they wear are kinda hot...
The more you reveal in your participant unis, the more likely you'll find porn and fetish fantasies of it. Boxing, Lacrosse, Soccer (Football), Football (Football), Baseball, Swimming, and it goes on and on.
But combat and contact sports are the ones that historically barred and weeded out the so-called "girly men" (and actual girls) from adolescence going forward, almost categorically. Wrestling, as Coach Vladimir up there so eloquently puts it, is essential to some society's warped conceptualizations of not only masculinity but humanity itself. There's no surprise that a world leader who will glibly advise anyone who'll listen that gays don't exist in his country presides over a place whose national sport is wrestling. Whatever it is (cops, soldiers), the more people insist, "This Is For Real Men Only!", the more likely you'll have some actual men jacking off to it.
Wrestling fits pretty neatly within the Venn diagram that includes both phenomena. So if there is rampant fetishization, that's the sport's fault, not the dudes watching it with prurient interest.
Note also that "F/M Wrestling" turns up a LOT of content. A LOT. Serving both sexes. A brutha cannot Google "figure four headscissors" without being awash in it! ("F/F wrestling" seems to serve mostly one, and it's not F's!
) So fetishization over wrestling is not just some gay guy thing that gay guys have to "get over."
Look at the Boy Scouts. You don't think somebody eventually came up with scout porn (adults only, thank you very much)? Is the fact somebody out there produces it and somebody out there consumes it legitimate justification for kicking actual Scouts out of the Scouts because they're gay? Doing so only reinforces the demand.
Be inclusive from the jump, encourage participation from all who are interested (like some of the active and, I trust, openly gay guys in the sport in here were fortunate enough to do), replace the fantasy for millions of young people with actual involvement, and the popularity of wrestling-as-sex-scene will be reduced to the societal titillization level of ki-ki.