Hero_Panda wrote:fbalmeida wrote:Well, my idea was to get across something akin to Yosemite Dan's opinion above, as elegantly as possible.
I hold the conventional adult opinion that professional wrestling, as a scripted faux-sport, ranks among the most embarrassing and preposterous types of entertainment our species' has ever produced, on par with stuff like the Kattenstoet festival, fox tossing, and reality tv shows.
I think it's self-debasing for an athlete of Enes Kanter's stature to indulge in this nonsense.
Well I'm glad you didn't come across like Yosemite Dan's post, as something like that is not even worth responding to.
To me, wrestling is just another form of theatre entertainment which millions upon millions support. Yes it's not real, but movies aren't real either, and that didn't stop me from shedding a few tears during Avengers: Endgame.
I just don't get why people need to chime in on how they despise something so subjective as entertainment.
I totally agree, and to add to what you're saying, wrestling is more choreographed. They take real hits, they get injured for real. What critics of wrestling dont understand is that you cant fake a suplex, you cant fake landings, sometimes you have to take them. Edge had to retire early because of the severe spinal damage he took during his career.
These guys used to hit each other in the head with chairs for real, and wwe banned it, that's why you dont see chair shots to the head anymore. The list of wrestlers dealing with concussions and dying early after retirement is alarming.
Its sports entertainment. You still have to be very fit to do it, and you're trusting your physical well being in another person's hands when they pick you up and drop you etc. Owen Hart RIP, dropped Steve Austin the wrong way with a piledriver and broke his neck, Austin had to leave early cause of it.
I will say, the quality of the product has dropped though, and that's totally on writing and what not