On March 16th, the History of Pro Wrestling Class (14 students, 2 teachers) took a field trip to MEGA Championship Wrestling an Independent Wrestling promotion in Elyria, Ohio. The students had a Q&A session with the three wrestlers, the booker, and the owner of the promotion. The wrestlers spoke to them about following their dreams, staying dedicated, and making sacrifices. After the Q&A, the wrestlers put on a demonstration of a wrestling moves for the class. The students were then invited into the ring and given a crash course the “realness” of pro wrestling; with some students running on the ropes, getting on the turnbuckle, taking “bumps” (safe falls), chops, and lastly a body slam.
The students enjoyed the interactive experience of being inside of a wrestling ring and had a lot of fun!