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Best Place to Watch Straight Men Get All Homoerotic New York 2009 - Ring of Honor

The legions of black-T-shirt-, black-jeans-clad wrestling fans in this world might take offense to what we're about to say, but here goes: Wrestling is gay. That's not an epithet (like we'd ever . . . ). It just is, literally, gay. When a man in ball-outlining shiny undies wraps his crotch around another man's head, flexes his muscles, and grunts, the activity has more to do with porn than sports. It's hard to believe how straight the audience can be, but there you have it. World Wrestling Entertainment is that giant conglomerate you probably caught on TV at one time or another, but for even better theatrics in a more up-close-and-personal setting, try to scout out one of Ring of Honor's New York dates. Usually playing the intimate Manhattan Center, this indie league hosts a variety of highly toned men basically taking part in stage combat—or auditioning for a Michael Lucas film, we're not sure. If the gay community ever catches wind, wrestling is going to be as popular with the homos as the WNBA.

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M
M

This article is racist towards gays

A Wrestling fan
A Wrestling fan

I would not call kicking the shit out of each other "homo-erotic."

rufus
rufus

Wow. You guys are soooo gay. Its so obvious. Denial. Denial. Denial.

Jeremy
Jeremy

What an embarrassing article. Is this the type of garbage smut that the Village Voice likes to write? If so I will never visit this stie again. I apologize to any writers here that aren't intellectually and grammatically bankrupt. Sorry baby, sorry you can't handle our "gay" sport.

Cameron
Cameron

First of all, given that gay/homosexual is primarily defined as being attracted to a person of the same sex, namely in a sexual way, I would say you are wrong. Yes, some wrestlers may be gay, but who really cares. To say that the entire sport is gay is simply and factually incorrect. The sport does not promote the attraction of men to men, especially in a sexual way. In fact, the sport at times has had a greater tendency to promote sexual attraction to women by over sexualizing them in a venue where the focus is the sport of wrestling, not sex.

I suppose based on your logic that MMA is gay too. In fact, MMA might be more gay than wrestling according to your qualifications. Where wrestling has a great deal of focus on acrobatics (because its not designed to hurt anyone) MMA regularly involves guys getting mounted, for long period of time, and legitimately squeezed with the intentions of hurting them. Or maybe you have never actually watched wrestling or MMA for a long period of time because your homophobic mind has convinced you that if you did you might somehow become gay.

I guess football could be gay too. The guys grunt, they pile on each other, they smack each others asses after a good play. Lets see, what else? Swimming has shirtless guys on a team together, as does volleyball. I'm sure I could think of more. Rugby maybe? That's like gay football x 2. Weightlifting?

What I'm trying to say in so many words is that this statement is false. You should really spend more than 30 seconds thinking about a topic before you write some garbage like this again. At the very least, expand your argument to include some of the other sports as I did here so that your argument actually holds water. Certainly this kind of prose shouldn't be censored because it's good for the public to see how unintelligent some people really are. Even better when the writers themselves are the ones responsible for it.

DJ
DJ

First, this is only an insult if gay people scare you, which they shouldn't.

Second, you're going to kill someone for pointing out that gay men are attracted to naked muscular men wrestling? Who would be surprised by that? I'm looking forward to your appearance in the next Sacha Baron Cohen spoof.

Do you realize that when you freakout like that about suggestions of gayness, most people will assume you are just struggling to repress your own homosexual tendencies. Yesterday's fag basher is tomorrows gay pride grand marshal.

I started to say relax, homoerotic is not a reflection of the subject, but the observer, but then I thought about pro wrestling. It is more than homoerotic. partners platform diving, collegiate wrestling, ultimate fighting are all passively homoerotic. pro wrestling is beyond that, more suggestively gay. It works at it. The outfits, the hyper-masculinity, the flamboyant drama. Totally gay. Being a performer or fan doesn't mean you are gay, but screaming you will kill the person who pointed this out probably means you are working out some issues.

GC
GC

In the world of professional wrestling Ring of Honor diehards are known for being goofs, as evidenced in the comments to this great article.

Eric864
Eric864

How has someone not heard of the Village Voice? And Wrestlezone is still around??

ray
ray

Is this your ploy to score hits on your ridiculous website? I HIGHLY doubt that any of the commenters here have heard of this site until they read about it on wrestlezone or pwtorch

ktalbot
ktalbot

I understand if some people feel like this article was a backhanded slap at ROH or wrestling in general, but grow the hell up. It's fun to watch, and Ring of Honor puts on an amazing show. Nothing about ROH, the Village Voice or homoerotic behavior is worth making anonymous internet death threats.

Personally, I think this calls for the return of the Christopher Street Connection!

Shy from CT
Shy from CT

We wrasslin' fans know how to watch men wrestle without thinking about sex. How about you?

Jack M.
Jack M.

How dare you say ROH is gay?! As a fan of this SPORT i find your article offensive and asinine! If you ever show up to an ROH show, we're going to fuck you in your cute little skinny ass. And then we're gonna mke your our bitch by stickin our dicks in your mouth. MMMM i bet we'd, i mean YOU'D like that right!? you smooth hairless hipster fruit!

Sam Anderson
Sam Anderson

Shit like this is why no one takes the Voice seriously. You're just a fucking rag by and for hipsters in their never ending quest to be ironic and smug. And, by the way, if you watch an ROH show, and notice the bodies and attires of the wrestlers over their athletic talent, then that says something about your sexuality, not the product that was presented to you.

Mike
Mike

I was told I'd get a raise if I posted here. Wrestling has given me a chance to provide even more for my family and it's kind of a family business.

Your statements however angered me My younger brother just outed himself and he hates wrestling.

I don't know but insulting the means I make a living...It angers me. Your "gay sport" Puts food on our table.

Chris
Chris

What's gay about somebody getting their head kicked in?

RickCataldoFan
RickCataldoFan

Geez, the ROH fans don't seem to understand how to take a compliment. I wonder why the thread at their official forum got closed, CARY?

Rob Feinstein
Rob Feinstein

This article couldn't be closer to the truth. It's sweaty boys with hairless bodies rolling around in their underpants, rubbing their crotches in each other's face, and all sorts of exciting things like that. Definitely pretty gay. :D

It's quite exciting, actually.

Cody
Cody

What is the point of this idiotic, run-on nonarticle, and what is the author's excuse for not having basic first-grade english skills??

Cat
Cat

Don't mind the writer of this "article". He's clearly some gay-fearing macho man who secretly questions his own sexual orientation and tries to boost his own self-confidence by bashing anything that looks "gay" to him. It's 2009, darling. Drop the homophobia and get over yourself.

James Grunewald
James Grunewald

die Stimme haben Sie sie getan. EFW' s-vollst�iges Register im Augenblick zielt Sie und dieses mit Anmerkungen zu �hwemmen ist gerade das Anfang erster South Park jetzt dieses wertlose Papier? Wir won' t-Standplatz f�. Ring der Ehre ist eine feine F�rung und viele meiner Freunde arbeiten dort. Meine Tochter ist sogar eine Aussicht von it' s-Schwesterfirma Schimmer. STIMME, DIE SIE LIEB F� IHRE ANMERKUNGEN ZAHLEN

Hard Water
Hard Water

I'm with the Rev.

We'll see how gay it is when the water finds you and folds you in two.

The hardcore style of EFW is something your feeble gaymafia minded and funded brain can't handle but when the Water finds you.... It's hurtin time bitch.

EFW's War on the voice is on...I'm sure the rest of our roster will come to ROH's defense soon. South Park can get away with defaming our business but some fag funded paper won't

John Weston
John Weston

As a wrestling fan HOW FUCKING DARE YOU HOW FUCKING DARE YOU.

FREE SPEECH GOES SO FAR IF YOU SAID THAT ABOUT MY COMAPNY WE'D SUE THIS PAPER OUT OF EXISTANCE.

IN FACT WE MIGHT STILL SUE YOU FOR DEFAMATION.

YOU MADE A POWERFUL ENEMY THE VOICE. AND HAVE ENTERETED A WAR YOU CAN'T WIN.

THE BUTCHER
THE BUTCHER

So help me God, If I ever find out who wrote this, I will fucking kill you. Not just kill, I will torture you until you beg for death.

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