Tuesday, July 22, 2003
Living It Up: Pro Wrestling
Tonight, we've got a real a knock-down, drag-out brawl. Jackie's going where few women have gone before. She's Living It Up learning how to be a Pro Wrestler.
(WSVN) -- We are really throwing it down Living It Up learning how to Pro Wrestle, it is a great form of entertainment, but these guys are the real thing.
Jackie: "I hear you are quite a celebrity, I know you are the first man to ever hold the hardcore title."
Norman: "The hardcore title yes, the hardcore division of wrestling is actually where we are able to implement chairs, tables, broomsticks"
Jackie: "So just tell me a little bit about wrestling."
Norman: "It's not actually pro wrestling that we try to sell, it's the sports entertainment, there's so much that's done in the ring that's taken for granted, the timing, the positioning."
Jackie: "Why is it so much fun?"
Norman: "Well, the travel, the money, the exposure, you’re treated like a celebrity."
Jackie: "hat does it take to be good at wrestling?"
Norman: "You have to have personality, charisma, athletic ability."
Norman: "I think people live vicariously through the characters we play on TV."
Jackie: "And I know you'll be showing me some things today, will I be able to do it?"
Norman: "This is called a school of hard knocks and you look like a tough girl Jackie Johnson."
Jackie: "All right, well let's try, let's do it."
Norman: "Okay Jackie, today is your first match and your opponent is going to be Bruno Sassy here."
Jackie: "I can take you on."
Norman: "The first offensive move is what we call a headlock."
Norman: "The headlock is applied in this fashion, on the left side hold him like this."
Norman: "You are going to hold your hands like this, that's a wrestler's grip."
Norman: "He's going to run forward and use his momentum to push you off, release the headlock."
Jackie: "And then I fall back?"
Norman: "Yes and then you are going to come back and you are going to give him what we call a tackle."
Norman: "It's chest to chest."
Jackie: "All right!"
Jackie: "I need a wrestling name."
Norman: "Jazzy Jackie Johnson"
Jackie: "Alright where's my chair?"
Jackie: "That's right, and don't you forget it!"
Jackie: "Now let's see how the real wrestlers do it."
Norman: "That's the big wiggle."
Jackie: "And that's what it's like Living It Up learning how to pro wrestle, I'm Jackie Johnson, 7 news... you okay?"
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