Well I used to watch WCW when I was like 3-5 years old with my grandfather but I can't remember any of it. Tried to get into Raw when I was 9 but my mother wouldn't let me because she thought it was too violent, which I hated but I was a trouble maker at school so that was a smart decision on her part. Then when I was 13 I went over to a friend's place and we started playing WWE Day of Reckoning for the Gamecube which got me interested. I had smartened up around that age so my mom let me watch it, and I've been hooked ever since.
I was new to my school and the first group I clicked with were all big wrestling fans. I'd talk video games and music with them, but every Monday (after a PPV) or Tuesday (after Raw) morning, I'd be the odd person out. No idea what they were going on about.
So I watched one week and was hooked. The promo bit reeled me in. Corporation in the ring, people interrupting each other, drew me in.
It was 1998, and I was 10. My Mum (who's watched wrestling since before I was born and before she met my Dad, she dated a NZ wrestler), my Grandma and my Uncle watched it and every single time we went to my Grandma's house, they would discuss it and I decided I wanted in on the conversations. So I asked my Mum if I could watch wrestling with her.
She promptly put on the 1998 Royal Rumble, and showed me the Rumble match. The moment I saw Stone Cold, I was sold.
I watched on and off since then, but in 2007 I became a much bigger fan and the rest is history
Started in mid/late 2005, I was 7/8 at that time. I came home from school one day, and I remember my dad was seeing two bald guys fight (it was a Smackdown episode, they run them at different schedules here in my country), and so I sit with him and after that day I got hooked. I was totally a Batista guy at that time. I remember enjoying Cena and Michaels a lot as well. And then there was Edge... I despised that son of a bitch.
I've been wanting to remember who were those 2 guys that were fighting since forever... I'm pretty sure one of them was Angle, and the other one might have been Big Show.
I started watching in 2002 when I was 5 years old. My dad and my uncle introduced me to it since they've been fans since the 70's and my grandma was going to shows back in the early 50's so there's a long history of fandom in my family. I first got introduced to ROH and puro (classic and up-to-date New Japan and All Japan) and then my uncle hooked me on PWG and classic ECW along with the more alternative Japan scene with stuff like deathmatch and Joshi wrestling when I was eight or nine. And it just kinda blossomed from there, I tried watching classic WWE and WCW but I hated almost all of it and I only started watching current WWE when CM Punk showed up and left when Bryan got injured.
I always get people saying it's weird that I watched puro and ROH first but I don't get why, we all have to start somewhere right?
Around 10 or 11 with my grandparents at a show in Dunstable (Queensway Hall I'd guess). Big Daddy and Giant Haystacks were there and so was Fit Finlay. I remember Finlay clearly as I got into a nice little shouting match with him and Princess Paula.
Things were so much more fun when kayfabe was still taken seriously.