I am still asked about the purpose of WoS roleplay.
First of all, 'WoS' stands for 'World of Sport', a sports programme that ran on British TV between 1965 - 1985, on Saturday afternoons. The British pro wrestling was probably the most popular part of this programme, usually starting at 4pm for about an hour.
I have had quite a few WoS-roleplay bouts under my belt. This entails wearing proper pro gear. This activity is safe and non-competitive, and allows you and your opponent to demonstrate holds, mostly on the ground, in a safe and unhurried manner. For instance:
- you and your opponent don entrance gear (this is not essential);
- you two are introduced by an MC (or an invisible one), before acknowledging the cheers or the boos of an invisible crowd;
- you two are spoken to by a referee (or an invisible one), before shaking hands with each other (or declining to do so, and you may opt for trash talk);
- you and your opponent can take turns to dominate a round (how many rounds and how long is each round is entirely up to you and your opponent);
- you towel ourselves, and take a sip of water before spitting it out back into a bucket; and
- it is entirely up to you to determine who gains a pinfall(s) or submission(s) in which round(s).
This may sound odd to those who prefer submission, etc, but this roleplay is a wonderfully safe male-bonding experience and allows you to act out your wrestling fantasies.