Originally posted by NinerFanMT:
Originally posted by Watchutalkinbout:
What are you guys still in 1st grade? I stopped watchin that s**t when Stone Cold and the Rock left.
Doesn't really matter how old you are man. You see professional athletes there all the time and I'm pretty sure they're not in 1st grade so who gives a f**k if people watch it no matter how old? Last time I checked we all know its fake and is entertainment so why not enjoy the shows?
With wrestling, there is what I call a 'knowledge curve' It would look like a U, with the Y axis showing how much the person likes wrestling and the X axis how much they know about wrestling. The first "|" before the curve (high interest but no knowledge of wrestling) mostly applies to young kids. They either think its real, or are not sure if it is choreographed (I don't refer to wrestling as 'fake' because you can't 'pretend' to fall off a ladder through a table. I call it 'planned' or 'choreographed'). Then, there is the middle of the curve, which represents most people. They know that it's fake, but by they know NOTHING about wrestling. Most of them have never even seen RAW before. The simply refuse to watch or consider it legit since it is fake.
The final category is 'avid to hardcore fans'. most of us are teenagers or older (usually 18-34) and know the REAL story of wrestling. We know that it is fake, but we don't care, because in reality there is a VERY REAL ASPECT TO WRESTLING. For example, are you good in the ring? Does the crowd react to you (positively OR negatively. Silence is the worst reaction a wrestler can get, aka the Charlie Haas pop)? Do you have good mic skills (Hogan and The Rock became stars because of their mic skills. Hogan, btw, is a TERRIBLE wrestler). Do the storywriters/Vince McMahon like you? Based on this, they decide who the 'champions' will be and who wins matches. As a REAL fan, you get into it because you also have an idea what is going on backstage. When Jeff Hardy loses a #1 contender match, you get p**sed not because he lost, but because he has been in the company 10 years, gets the loudest crowd response every RAW, and yet has never won a World Title since Vince McMahon is biased against anyone under 6'3 250 lbs.
And that is why I get mad when people play the 'wrestling is fake' card. It shows MASSIVE ignorance on their part. In a way, wrestling and football are a lot alike.