Sunday, March 4, 2012

Introducing "MarchMania"

Fruitless Pursuits is proud to present MarchMania, a month-long tribute to professional wrestling’s connections to popular culture.

Pro wrestling’s “golden era” of the 1980’s introduced a lot of children to the spectacle of the squared circle, and muscular, huge, or just plain overweight men in Spandex were every bit our heroes as athletes, firefighters and Sports Illustrated swimsuit models. And now that we children who said our prayers and took our vitamins are grown adults, we can look back fondly of WWF, NWA and WCW wrestling and still smile, and maybe laugh.

Over the next few weeks, Fruitless Pursuits will revisit what made Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, Rowdy Roddy Piper, Macho Man Randy Savage and others so popular, especially among the children of the 80's and beyond. This week's first entry will deal with "Hulk Hogan's Rock N' Wrestling", the Saturday morning cartoon which placed Brad Garrett's voice into Hulk Hogan's body, and future installments will be just as awesome and almost as embarrassing.

Not every aspect of professional wrestling will be revisited; we all know the sad lives many (if not most) of our favorite wrestlers have lived, not to mention the long list of wrestlers we have lost to drugs, suicide and other misfortunes. But Fruitless Pursuits is a happy place, one where we remember these heroes of the ring at their best, or at least their most entertaining.

So sit back and enjoy as we strut around and hulk out for your pleasure. We hope to get as much satisfaction writing about wrestling as you do from reading about it. WHATCHA GONNA DO BROTHA, WHEN FRUITLESS PURSUITS MARCHMANIA RUNS WILD OVER YOU?!!!!!

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