This is only my second column on this site, probably because I usually don’t have that much to write about. I only write about something that I am irritated by, hence my last column entitled “Marks”. This time I wanna write about the bullshit taboo known as “Kayfabe”.

“Kayfabe” is a stupid word, and an even stupider concept. it sounds like the name of some third world toy store, but that’s another column. I personally do not think workers should have to hide their identity any longer. The modern day wrestling fan is more knowledgeable of the sport than they were 20 or 30 years ago. To some of you out there, “Kayfabe” is a downright taboo, and the others out there don’t really give a rats ass. To those of you out there who think “Kayfabe” is a total taboo, I want you to do something for me. I want you to go to every wrestling fans home and take each and every copy of “Beyond the Mat”, and see how far you get.

Let me give an example of mild kayfabe. EHH UMM! Let me clear my throat here! Hello, I am Jason McCord. I am a referee. When I am not refereeing, I am in college or working at Drug Emporium. I like to collect action figures. I like to go to karaoke bars with my girlfriend Jen. I give El Gaillenero rides to the Rev Pro shows for gas money. I am a registered Republican, even though I do not care for G.W. Bush. I know what some wrestlers look like without there masks too!

Now I propose the question, do you really give a shit about what I said about myself? NO! I DIDN’T THINK SO. Just proving that when “Kayfabe” is exposed, does anyone really give a shit? Not just the fact that what I talked about was myself, if it were anyone else as well, it would be in one ear and out the other.

That’s my opinion, if you don’t like it, I am cool with that, and we’ll just leave it that way. If you do agree with me, I am cool with that too.

PS. “Flapping Phoenix” Ranmal has my permission to disect my column as he sees fit if he wants to.

Jason McCord