This week on #SPSM Chat co-hosts Rudy Caseres (@RudyCaseres), Danielle Glick (@DanielleGlick), and Joelle Marie (@LazTheLazTheLaz) discuss the topic “Pain & Shame: The Suicidal Pro Wrestling Fan” with guests JP Sarro and Jack Encarnacao, co-hosts of The Lapsed Fan Wrestling Podcast (@TheLapsedFan).
Watch as we discuss issues such as:
What are some attributes about pro wrestling that may help people struggling with suicidality?
What are some potential negatives about pro wrestling that may harm someone’s mental health?
How might participating in an online pro wrestling community help with social isolation?
What effects do pro wrestling suicides have on its fans?
Further Reading and Watching:
Pro Wrestling Saved My Life: How People Are Using Fake Fighting To Overcome Real Mental Health Problems – JOE
Traitorface Seth Rollins made me feel something: Reflecting on pro wrestling during Mental Health Awareness Month – CageSide Seats
The Lapsed Fan co-chairmen bring a unique chemistry and perspective to discussion of the pro wrestling of lore, reviewing archived pay-per-views with a fresh set of eyes, and identifying just what it was that made wrestling better – or, often, worse – in years past. Consider it the definitive audio guide to the archived shows in your WWE Network. Or don’t, but be sure to listen for the spills and thrills.