My Wrestling Moment
About 20 years ago, in an effort to make peace with the teenage boy who lived next store, I asked him about the T shirt he was wearing. Austen 3:15 – what’s that about? I asked. It’s about Steve Austin, a wrestler, said Neighbor Boy – he once kept an opponent in a hold for 3 minutes, 15 seconds.Oh, I thought, picturing Greco-Roman wrestling, the kind of wrestling that John Irving writes about.
Then, looking at the T shirt again, I realized that this wasn’t about that. This was Stone Cold Steve Austin. This is about…
Professional Wrestling, aka…
Wrestlemania! Which is staged. Which means it’s theater…
Just like Reality TV
Where He Who Must Not Be Named is coming from.
Q: How Does One Go About Winning a Reality Show?
A: One Creates a Heroic Reality Character who then runs the script
He Who has outfoxed the entire field of GOP candidates because he’s playing reality show and they’re playing politics as usual. Heroic Reality Character (HRC) stands in dramatic contrast to, and ultimately defeats He Who, the loud mouth bully.