This idea is half my own and half of something I found on this thing called the internets. With a wide variety of posters here on TWO, I thought it was about time we find out a little more about each other. What I want to know specifically - what kind of fan do you think you are? I've added a poll, 'cause polls are awesome. Seriously, who doesn't like a good poll? Feel free to choose from one of the options below, or choose your own. If you choose other, please leave a brief description in the form of a reply to this thread. I'll give each option a little breakdown. Hardcore Fan By this, I'm not talking about a die hard that lives, breathes and eats pro wrestling. I'm talking about 'hardcore' wrestling. The blood guts and trash can matches that you could find in ECW, CZW, IWA-mid south, etc. It doesn't matter if it is Necro Butcher or Mick Foley, hardcore wrestlers have their loyal fans who make what they do seem worth while, even if it isn't. Old-School Fans These would be guys like Beltmark, Fatherof10, Franchise, etc. Who either grew up in the 80's, or just love the 'golden territory days', birth of Hulkamania and rise of WWF. The ones who think it was the best back when they first started watching, or just fans who have been jilted by the current product in some way. Old-School fans are often critical of today's wrestlers, but they still watch them to see if anything can compare. Pure Wrestling Fans Best way to describe this category would be ROH fans and spot marks. These are the people who want to see the best in-ring action all the time. Pure wrestling fans also don't care for blood in matches unless it happens naturally. Blading has become less common these days because it is not only bad to cut yourself, but it is not good for the longevity of someone's career. Casual Fans Some people like wrestling, but they don't love it or even make an effort to keep up with the week-to-week storylines and angles. This might be the largest portion of the audience because most people don't even like to admit they watch wrestling, let alone love it. The Entertainment Fan The Entertainment fan is someone who loves characters like Santino, Doink the Clown and The Bushwackers the most. They watch wrestling for its absurdity and its extravagance. This might be mostly the child fans, but there are plenty of adults who would cheer for Santino over Triple H. OK, maybe not plenty, but a few. The Smark The term "mark" is used in movies by grifters as well to describe their victim, but in wrestling there is another term which describes the fans who know about all of the backstage happenings as well as being able to tell the real from the fake. Smarks like to be knowledgeable in the real life behind the fiction. Knowing the real names of wrestlers, who they are really married to, how they feel about their co-workers and which wrestlers are in trouble are the kinds of things these fans like to know. So, what kind of fan are you? Vote and leave a reply post. Remember, you can be any combination, but choose the one that you feel is most dominate. If your choice isn't on the list. Feel free to select other and leave a brief post saying what that is. BONUS QUESTION! This quote from the Almighty Boyo is what gave me the idea for this thread in the first place. The bonus question is this: Do you ever use 'smark' terms outside of wrestling? I know it makes me a fanboy, but I've used mark, work and shoot to describe things that have nothing to do with wrestling. I'll also say something like, "He's got the color." While watching a movie and someone is bleeding all over the place. So tell me, forum. What the hell are you?