Ultimate Wrestling www.ultimatewrestliong.us is a U.S based wrestling organization that promotes local shows and events such as Ultimania. Many of these shows are done in New York, which ironically was the birthplace of Wrestlemania in Madison Square Garden, nearly 3 decades ago. Ultimate Wrestling features a mix of the traditional male wrestling talent along with some female stars who nowadays are known as Divas or Knockouts, depending on what major promotion you watch.
Local wrestling promotions like these are typically humble beginnings for most professional wrestlers. There is not much fame or fortune involved in the gig, but each one of them performs purely for the love of the game. Olympic gold medal winner and multiple-time World Heavyweight Champion Kurt Angle said it best when he said that he would wrestle for free. He was on record as stating that wrestling was everything he had left, after his divorce. Many aspiring wrestlers without an amateur background rely on places like Ultimate Wrestling to make a name for themselves, with hopes of reaching the mainstream.
Treading back to the days when Mick Foley was jumping off his roof and making videos of Dude Love, we realize the more times change, the more they stay the same. Even with the eventual demise of hardcore wrestling when ECW became obsolete, youth across the world are still body slamming themselves onto mattresses and through tables. Backyard wrestling exists as a breeding ground for future stars. Through local promotions, the gifted unknowns can bleed, sweat, and sacrifice in order to one day perform on the grandest stage of them all.
Today, WWE superstars make professional wrestling so glamorous that we neglect to appreciate the true athleticism through years of training. Needless to say, it’s a little more complicated than that, since now you need skill and personality, talent and charisma. Think about some of the greatest technical wrestlers like Chris Benoit and Dean Malenko, or even Jack Swagger. These elite wrestlers had little persona, impressive to watch but not as entertaining. Fans will now gravitate toward fun characters like Santino Marella, Kofi Kingston or Jay Lethal who can captivate our attention, make us laugh and engage the audience to participate in the action.
The ultimate wrestlers undoubtedly are those who have that unique combination of both, the caliber of Shawn Michaels, the Rock, Stone Cold Steve Austin, HHH, the Undertaker, and Hulk Hogan.