one reason i never thought of getting into pro wrestling was , early on i saw freddie not to classie blassie biting on someone and drawing blood, no way was i gonna let someone bite on me fake or not.this was when he was in his vampire phase of his career sharpening his teeth with files and all. this was in the old ag hall days in allentown.
It's disturbingly unsanitary. I'm not a germaphobe, but working in the medical field, I'm now a lot more conscientious of the matter.
Wrestling rings are disgusting! That canvas is like a sponge for ground dirt, sweat, spit, blood, contaminants from garbage the fans throw, mold from not being washed enough and/or stored damp, etc. In fact, I used to laugh at Steven Regal and other guys when they're wipe their feet before entering the ring. I thought to myself, they ought to wipe them after leaving it!
The ropes also reportedly contain a lot of nasty stuff.