|Written by Thomas Conroy|
Introduction: While many young fans of the sport desire to become a professional wrestler not all have the physical or mental capabilities to survive in one of the harshest careers around. Professional wrestling has many faces - it comprises sport, entertainment and acting all rolled up into one endeavor that is an extremely competitive field.
To become a professional wrestler requires more dedication than the average person thinks as the rigors of daily training, travel and working while injured makes the career more of a lifestyle than a job. Professional wrestlers can make a great income, but it needs to be remembered that only the wrestlers at the top of the profession make the really big money and their careers are usually short in duration due to injury, age and losses of popularity with fans.
Step 1: To become a professional wrestler demands that an individual be of larger than average size physically. Many pro wrestlers are over 300 pounds in weight and a person that hopes to become a professional wrestler needs size to be able to absorb the punishment of the career on a nightly basis. To become a professional wrestler also requires that a person be in top physical condition and possess incredible strength, speed and agility in order to perform without injuring themselves or the individual they are wrestling.
Tips: It take a long time to reach the top in wrestling - be prepared for the long haul.