IT’S REAL GOD DAMMIT: Woman pulls gun on professional wrestler during a live event
I don’t even know where Ringgold is. I had to look it up on Google Maps in order to see that it’s basically in Tennessee. That’s kind of a relief, because I’m glad to know that psychopaths like this lady are at least a good two hours outside of Atlanta.
Anyway, this is definitely one of those stories that, regardless of the progression that the professional wrestling industry has made with becoming slightly more acceptable and not quite as the guilty pleasure that fans have had to hide their enjoyment of, brings it all crashing back to the days of ridicule and embarrassment.
Also bonus embarrassment for Georgia’s lax concealed carry laws, as an unhinged person is somehow allowed to wander into a glorified bingo hall, where a wrestling show that has a heel character that is known to antagonize fans – with a gun (and a knife).
Regardless, imagine the amusement on my face, reading this pathetic story of a woman being told off by a wrestler, only for her to snap like Ken Shamrock, but instead of surprising the guy with a belly-to-belly suplex, she just whips out her piece and starts waving it around. I can only imagine the panic of approximately 160 people running for cover as this psycho starts threatening a guy in spandex trunks for telling her:
to sit her toothless self back down
I mean, that’s a pretty brutal verbal slam coming from a wrestler. Who would’ve guessed that a yokel from Tennessee, Georgia would take offense to a sweaty wrestler poking fun at their dental plan? And to think that the industry today was way more accepting of women, gays, and wrestlers not traditionally approved by Vince McMahon. It’s still real, god dammit.