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Veteran enters ring

Published: Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Updated: Tuesday, October 18, 2011 19:10

Veteran wrestler

Photo courtesy of Mike Lafors

Mike Lafors saluting in his wrestling garb. Lafors served in Iraq.

As for professional wrestling's reputation as a fake sport reliant on melodramatic histrionics, Lafors makes no excuses.

"People know it's fake," said Lafors, "But so are movies and, like movies, people watch wrestling to be entertained."

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