Wrestling Fat Girls
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I was 9 when I attended my first live wrestling event in 1988. I just finished the 4th grade and it was the first day of summer. My siblings and I were spending a Saturday afternoon at our grandparents’ house, as was customary while my parents managed the salon they owned and operated. Halfway into the afternoon, my dad called the house and asked if I would be interested in attending an event at Madison Square Garden. One of his customers, a boxing commissioner, was trying to give away two tickets.
We took the tickets, and my eyes were opened to the characters and showmanship of professional wrestling. That night, from the 5th row, personas like Hacksaw Jim Duggan, the One Man Gang, Greg the Hammer Valentine, and Don Muraco looked larger than life. The Ultimate Warrior squashed Bobby the Brain Heenan and put him in a weasel suit, and Macho Man Randy Savage defended the title against Ted DiBiase after a crazed fan jumped out of his seat, climbed the steel cage, and started pounding on Virgil; DiBiase’s lacky. I’ve been a fan of the show ever since, as most friends of mine can attest. Wrestling has always resembled a living comic book to me, with colorful characters, flashy costumes, and endless stories.
Most friends of mine can also attest that I am a proud lover of fat women. After ten years of involvement with the online subculture referred to as the BBW community, it came to be nearly identical to the wrestling business; colorful characters, flashy costumes, and endless stories.
The wrestling world had been broken into territories until WWE CEO Vince McMahon introduced the idea of video tape in the 80’s. Tapes of house shows were sent to TV stations all over America, and when the money started rolling in, he picked out top stars from the territories to wrestle for WWE. Just like how Vince McMahon had done with video tape, the BBW community had succeeded in reaching a broader audience with the internet. Dimensions went from a magazine to a website, and it’s never stopped growing since its launch in the 90’s. Ten years had passed since that night at the Garden when I first logged into Dimensions, and I was once again in awe of what I had found inside; the biggest, most beautiful women in the world, and good men who supported them.
In the early 90’s, World Championship Wrestling, owned and funded by Ted Turner, was placed in the care of an aspiring promoter named Eric Bischoff. Bischoff sought to topple Vince McMahon and WWE in ratings, and with Turner’s deep pockets and TV stations, this was relatively easy to do. By 1996, WCW Monday Nitro was beating out WWE Monday Night Raw.
Years later, in Dimensions, similar competition existed when web masters and mistresses scrambled for the prettiest girls to feature on their porn sites. Heather Boyle’s Big Cuties was the ‘be all, end all’ of BBW pay sites (PORN). Much like Vince McMahon and WWE, she had no competition, and made bank on the thousands of men who paid to get a more intimate look at the women they loved. The success was tremendous, but ultimately short-lived. New sites were emerging from under the Lush Girls umbrella while Big Hot Bombshells was on a steep incline.
WWE and WCW competed fiercely with one another; soliciting fat contracts to each others’ prominent stars. Any wrestler who didn’t like his situation had nothing to fear if he chose not to renew his deal; he’d have a better one waiting in Atlanta or Stamford, depending on where he worked. The same was happening in the BBW world, as pay site girls saw greener pastures all over the internet; the struggle between Big Cuties, Big Hot Bombshells, and Lush Girls is ongoing, and it’s caused quite a disturbance in The Force of the community; cliques and rivalries are just as common as they are in wrestling storylines.
So why is this important to talk about?
Wrestling, as we all know, is a show, and the drama involved is meant for our entertainment; there wouldn’t be a business without it. The BBW world, however, is NOT meant for our entertainment. When Dimensions was founded a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, it was intended to reach out to BBWs and FAs around the world, encouraging them to liberate their spirits and embrace who they were. It was a safe haven in which people felt comfortable to express themselves, and the drama brought about with the pay site competition has thrown sugar in the gas tank. This is not to imply at all people involved with pay sites are bad, as I have made some good, good friends among them, but they are far outnumbered by the self-serving, back-stabbing attention whores and shrewd business women.
Wrestling is fake, but Dimensions is real…a real pain in the ass…and I feel for the new people who come in search of acceptance, because they’re not going to get it. Those who don’t pose for sites tend to envy and loathe those who do, thus creating even more problems with the landscape of the community. Drama revitalized the wrestling business, but killed the BBW community.
Lastly, and sadly, the BBW community is just as familiar with untimely deaths as the wrestling business. For wrestlers, life on the road gets tough. While it’s not a legitimate sport, it’s still far more demanding than anything that any football player or MMA fighter has endured. Life on the road…early mornings…late evenings…wrestling 5-6 days a week with little time to spare for family and friends, and if you get hurt and can’t work, then you don’t get paid. It’s not a job for the common man, and many wrestlers fall into the trap of relying on steroids, pain killers, and other drugs to get by. Their deaths are well documented in the media, as a witch hunt for steroid abuse had begun with the murder/suicide involving Chris Benoit in 2007.
The BBW world is catching up. Big Cutie Cindy and Southern Bombshell both died of staph infections in 2009; both were over 600 lbs and untreatable on account of their size. BBW Dream Lover had passed toward the end of the year after significant damage had been done to her lungs from smoking, abusing pills, sleep apnea, and eating fast food meals large enough to feed entire families. Big Cutie Ariel, who disappeared some time in 2009, died recently in August of 2010 from the effects of her gastric bypass.
It is possible for a fat woman to see her weight increase while her health stays in tact, as my girlfriend Jessica can prove. She eats healthfully and gets in the necessary exercise to keep strong. It’s all about smart choices, and when you analyze the behavior in places like Dimensions, one can easily conclude that intelligence can’t be found anywhere, and the same can be said about the wrestling business.