One of the most noticeable outcomes of this ‘taming’ was that wrestlers’ characters no longer had to centre around their ethnicity - but their ability. As a result, Asian wrestlers in particular began to rise to the top.
The future looks bright for Asian and Arab wrestlers. No longer do they have to make do with playing the villain or being the butt of everyone’s jokes. Finally, they are champions, crowd-favourites – and heroes.
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Editorial / Adam Clark