Do you enjoy fast-paced, thrilling action? How about over-the-top theatrics? Or perhaps you find it easier to connect with genuine, gut-wrenching drama?

No matter what your preference is, there's one realm of entertainment that is sure to please on at least one level, if not multiple, and that is professional wrestling. The WWE Live: Road To Wrestlemania event happening Feb. 25 at the Savannah Civic Center is the perfect opportunity to experience all of the above and so much more.

If you mention "professional wrestling" to the average person on the street, they'll most likely summon to mind images of bulky, machismo filled men in colorful tights clamoring around in a ring until one is named the victor. For those of us who grew up in the '90s, this is the WWE product to which we’ve traditionally been accustomed. Thankfully, the current reality of professional wrestling couldn't be further from this antiquated concept.

While entertainment has evolved in leaps and bounds over the years, so too has the world of professional wrestling. Gone are the days of oversized titans lumbering around in the squared circle. Today's wrestlers are true athletes in every sense of the word and the quality of modern-day matches reflects this.

 

Flips and dives over the top rope have become eye-catching standards among the top WWE superstars. Combine this with the sheer drama and emotional storytelling that happens in the ring and you have an experience that anyone, regardless of gender or age, can appreciate. To put it simply, today's top superstars in the WWE are more similar to high school theater kids who graduated and got into CrossFit than your run-of-the-mill jocks who merely hit the weights seven days a week.

WWE Live events are one of the best ways to get up close and personal with some of the biggest superstars in sports entertainment today and the Road To Wrestlemania event is no different.

Featured faces that fans will recognize from "Smackdown Live" airings include former WWE champion AJ Styles, Becky Lynch, Charlotte Flair and Shinsuke Nakamura, among a slew of others. If none of those names ring a bell, don't fret! WWE legends who have been with the company for decades, such as Jeff Hardy and Rey Mysterio, will be making in-ring appearances, as well.

No matter your level of familiarity with the current world of professional wrestling, WWE Live: Road To Wrestlemania is a great way to either jump back in and refresh yourself or garner a stronger appreciation for something that has already established a foothold in your life. Both the burgeoning and veteran fan alike will find that they become totally immersed in the world crafted by these superstars, who've honed every part of this experience down to an art.

After attending a live WWE event, you'll not only be treated to a fantastic live presentation of something most people only get to experience on television, but you'll be all the more prepared for Wrestlemania season when the time arrives. WWE Live: Road To Wrestlemania is a chance to cheer the underdog, jeer the villain, and laud the hero, all while being surrounded by those just as engrossed in the spectacle as you are.

At the end of the day, we all know professional wrestling is absolutely real, right?

 

Peterson Worrell is a doctor, a punk rocker and a longtime wrestling fan.