Ric Drasin goes in depth on the reason pro wrestling is a legitimate sport.

UPDATE: This interview and article has been republished in tribute to Ric Drasin, who passed away on August 30, 2020. He left a lasting impact on the bodybuilding and fitness community.

IRON CINEMA – Every Friday we connect you with Generation Iron director Vlad Yudin as he sits down for an exclusive long form interview with the industry’s most vital members – including athletes, trainers, and experts.

Ric Drasin is a one of the greatest storytellers from the Golden Age of bodybuilding and wrestling. Known for training with Arnold Schwarzenegger, Franco Columbu, and Frank Zane among many other classic competitors – Drasin was and still is a frequent member of Gold’s Gym and makes a point to share his classic stories via his YouTube channel.

He was also a professional wrestler for many years and still holds his heart in the ring – even he isn’t competing anymore. That’s why Vlad Yudin met up with Ric Drasin to sit down and get an inside look at how professional wrestling works and whether or not it should be considered a real sport. They also talk about classic bodybuilding vs modern bodybuilding – and whether or not the sport is on the decline. You can watch the full interview in our latest episode of Iron Cinema above!