Should Dalton Let A Child Buy His Underwear?
The other day an opportunity approached me that brought me to the moral cross roads in life. Do I make some cash or do I take the high road?
Some may be familiar with the fact that I spend my weekends traveling as a professional wrestler. When I’m not in the studio I lace up the boots and put on my brightly colored tights. This is something you can catch me doing December 9th if you live near Troy NY.
Regardless of what you know about professional wrestling you may not know about some of the inside trends that occur. Like any subculture of entertainment there are fans and some fans are bigger fans than others. The other day I received a message from a young boy who is a huge independent wrestling fan. Kids like this are great, they come to every event and they support by buying shirts and photos and they most likely aren’t afraid to tell their other friends about the love they have for professional wrestling. However, this kid asked if he could buy some of my old gear so he could collect it and hang it on the wall with the rest of his posters and such.
Buying a wrestler’s old gear is a common thing amongst super wrestling fans and this shouldn’t cross me as weird. I guess it’s like buying a shirt worn by your favorite football player or drum sticks used by your favorite drummer. The part I find off about this and makes me hesitate to sell this kid my gear is that I wear a style of wrestling gear that is the small traditional “Speedo” like trunks.
Also, this kid is maybe 13 years old. How can I sell a child my dirty, stinky, old trunks? Part of me wants to give these to him because I know it would make him happy and he might think it was the coolest thing he ever received (at least for a week). On the other hand I feel like I’m and handing a pair of old underwear over to a child. Maybe I need to hang on to all my old wrestling gear or switch over to pants.