Yep, always has been.
I think it is pretty much scripted or someone would be dead every fight.
Quit watching it when I was still knee high to a grasshopper..
I haven't watched it since I was a teen and that was only thing on saturday afternoons. Looked fake then and if I happen to see it now nothing has changed.
Fake? Of course not!
Well you would know,
After all your BF was a wrestler! At least until he met Tommy Dreamer
No Matt Hardy is not thousands of years old...
Matt Hardy is simply a vessel, for the thousands of years old spirit, who is simply known as Broken Matt Hardy.
It's fake in the sense that the drama is mostly fake and it's not a full on fight, but there is definitely a serious physical aspect to it.
That's why I liked it when I was young because I thought it was real.
I don't doubt one bit that it's physical and they could kick some ass for real, if they had to.
For me personally, I don't get anything from it, knowing it's staged.
Sometimes (not often) they've had to throw for real, for different reasons. Either someone in the ring loses their temper or a fan looking to fight gets in the ring.
I certainly agree, those guys can get a career ending injury or sometimes a life alternating injury during the more dangerous or unique situations.
I was shocked to learn the injury that ended Edge's career (according to him), was the most basic move there is (the standing fall to the ground, aka the bump), it's just that this specific one just happened to be on top of a later and something hit his body wrong... he battled through it (I think for years, but it kept getting worse until they deemed it wasn't safe for him to compete no more).
But Edge did way, way more extreme and dangerous stuff... and (I think) even broke his neck... but he came back, and it was a simple move that finally did him in.
Yikes. Yeah, I saw an interview where one of the guys was saying most of them have some kind of injury most of the time, and they live on painkillers.
It's true, despite it not being "real" real they still do crazy stunts and they don't go as planned at times which cause them to get hurt real bad. I mean even when I was a child I used to see their commercials "Don't try this at home" where they explain that they're professionals and even they get hurt.
I know they did those commercials in the 2000s, I'm not sure about before then, but yeah I liked those.
My message above say on top of a later, that's supposed to be on top of a ladder. But still, Edge is one of the main guys that created a TCL match, which is basically a fancy ladder match.
Yes, they're like NFL players (and I assume NHL players) where once the season starts, they're not fully healthy until the season ends... but for wrestling, the season never ends, it's year round.
WWE has started to force drug test for their full time wrestlers. Though important to note that a number of the older ones are only part time wrestlers, which is suppose to stop them from taking all these crazy types of drugs. Of course their highest Champion right now is only a part timer, who has failed drug tests for the UFC.
I remember a number of wrestlers dying over some sort of drug or medication use during the old times. The first wrestler I remember dying was Eddie Guerrero, not sure but I think his death was drug related.
A lot of the wrestlers especially through the 80, 90s, and some early 2000, we're heavy drug users... and some of them liked the really hard stuff.
I thought the story was Eddie Guerrero, had finally been clean for a number of years, but he was hard and heavy and struggled to stop before that.
So now I've accepted there just a figment of my imagination what medication should I be on?
It's stupid and fake, and only children, or adults with Peter Pan syndrome watch it.
This is what I think of when I think of wrestling fans...
It's fake and it's stupid....
It's just a style of story telling.
Or those easy to break tables
Yes, but it's entertaining. I used to be absolutely crazy about it, even when I learned it's not real. My favorite wrestlers are Kane and the Undertaker, absolute legends. It's even better to know it's fake because now I know they're actually pretty nice people outside the ring.
I like underrated guys, so Kane has always been one of my favorites.
PS Kane (like real Kane) is running for Mayor of Know County. .. he won the primary, just saying.Yeah Kane is like one of the few guys I've never heard any wrestlers talk smack about.
Kane is one of the people who's been almost always a legend, ever since his mask gimmick he became a fan favorite, I always get chills down my spine when I watch him and the undertaker, his persona's brother wreck havoc on the rest
Yeah when they got to be the wreaking balls, I know what you mean.
T.V. wrestling is fake.who ever watches it must have a screw loose.
Then almost all males have had a screw loose at some point of their lives