Saturday, September 11, 2010

Remembering 9/11

A wrestling blog is probably not the appropriate place to talk about the horrors of terrorism or the lives lost on that tragic day from nine years ago, but I wanted to post the video from Smackdown two days later, which was the first major event to take place after our nation's darkest day.

For all the criticisms leveled against wrestling, and WWE in particular, there's something about it that is just positively American. This episode of Smackdown was so important because it told us it was okay to still have fun. The wound was still fresh, we were still mourning, but as WWE often says, the show must go on. America's show went on this day, and while we're still reeling from the effects of 9/11, we will not let this tragedy consume us. As President Obama said today, "we do not allow ourselves to be defined by fear," and I think this clip still proves that.

1 comment:

  1. I'm not even American, but that video makes me feel proud and grateful for the freedom I enjoy.