A form of backyard entertainment
enjoyed by young teenage wrestling
fans. Backyard wrestling
is the emulation
of the popular professional wrestling
viewed on cable television
nights. Both the WWF
have shows air weekly on cable
programs. The highest rated cable show in history is none other than the WWF
's Monday Night Raw
. Professional wrestling
takes decades for the athletes
to hone their craft
, and they do the majority
of their work inside the squared circle
, or ring
However, these backyard athletes, myself one of them, prepare rings in their backyard, or suitable space, out of random parts that they procure from their town, usually by raiding local construction sites, carpet warehouses, etc. Once the parts are assembled, and using ring plans probably purchased off eBay, the ring is slowly constructed. The ring appears to be sturdy and safe, somewhere you would bring your grandmother, however, the ring at any time could collapse, sending flying shards of wood any which way.
The term backyard wrestling comes from the idea that most of these organizations are run for the backyard of homes throughout the country. In the backyard, makeshift rings are created out of trampolines, earth, wood, and metal. Some backyard feds create actual wrestling rings as seen on TV, and conduct their matches in said rings.
Similar to professional wrestling, the backyard federation prepares cards, schedules events, PPVs, and makes sure that most of the wrestlers on the roster are somewhat trained in the basics on not killing yourself or others. The federation plans angles that span months, and also include championship belts and the like. Most backyard feds create and actively maintain a website to promote their cards, appearances, rosters, and results, as well as posting many pictures and video clips to their friends. It is the hope that people will attend the events and the desired emulation of performing in front of an audience is attained.
Critics of the sport say that it promotes violence among teenagers and kids. Parents often try to outlaw the backyard fed from occurring, but they always do happen.