Re: How intelligent do wrestlers have to be?
Depends..If you´re content with the CZW blood and stuff, then you don´t have to be intelligent. (on the contrary, being stupid is a bonus, why would you do that to yourself?)
But if you want to make it big, then at least normal intellect is required. You don´t have to be a genius, not all actors are, and neither is all athletes, so why should a wrestler? You just has to have a mind for the business, and be good at working both in ring and mic.
Funny thing that i´ve noticed; A LOT of wrestlers are really creative and/or smart outside the ring. Lawler is a good painter, Jeff Hardy writes music, paints, Rhino is running for office, Kane is a politician (Citizen X), Raven has a genius level intellect, and I don´t have to remind anyone about Jericho; Author, Actor, Singer - and yet they all chose to be a wrestler, despite the fact that they probably could´ve succeeded in a job that´s not so hard on their bodies
Makes you think...