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Old 24th February 2008, 11:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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WWE/ECW/WCW/TNA Wrestling

Well I didn't really know anywhere else but this forum to start a thread like this. Wresting does have a semblance of fantasy in the lot of its theme.

I hope there are some other wrestling fans out here.

If so I thought I would start with mentioning that of course Mysterio was going to lose to Edge. I mean they weren't really going to put him against the Undertaker, and he has an old beef with Edge to begin with. Once they get Edge out of the way the other rivalries can get back under way.

And with John Cena's return under way...I have always loved triple threat matches. I understand why alot of people don't like them for the belt, but I think its pretty cool.

Anyway we have a starting point. You might add in who your favorite wrestler is. This thread is for any and all wrestlers from any organization.

My favorite used to be The Rock. Now I have a list that would take a whole thead
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Old 25th February 2008, 01:26 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Can't say i've ever been a fan.

It's too fake.
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Old 25th February 2008, 02:11 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thats why it called entertainment. And a lot more of it real that people think. For starters do you think they pretend to put their bodies on the line?

And believe it or not some things are real and unplanned.

If you want reality watch the live war broadcasts. They still won't show you everything.

Maybe you forgot what SFF stands for
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Old 25th February 2008, 06:30 AM   #4 (permalink)
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My fake sport of preference is Roller Derby, thanks.

But I do acknowledge that WWE is very popular. Whenever they come to town, they do their thing in the arena two blocks from my apartment. They were just there the other night and I forgot and got in that mess of traffic as everyone was arriving. I don't think there was even that many people there when the Stones played the arena.

And, just for the record, what they do isn't strictly wrestling...it's rasslin'. It's a fine distinction, but an important one nonetheless, one that I learned as a very young girl when we would visit my Granddaddy and he would go off to see the rasslin' matches.
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Old 25th February 2008, 06:48 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Well the word wrestling is the definition of rasslin so it makes little difference I guess.

But as I was saying its not all as fake as everyone believes. Alot of the hitting and contact is very real. Some of the rivalries are not scripted, but then they just roll with 'em when they come up.

At No Way Out the boxer Mayweather confronted The Big Show and those punches were real and that whole scene was not planned or expected. Big Show really got his nose broken.

That whole thing is why the commentators weren't speaking, and Shane McMahon stepped up to deal with it, and they set up the public apology from both of them the next night.

I can recall a few other instances when everything was very real and not set up for the sake of entertainment, but I'm too tired to type it all right now.
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Old 25th February 2008, 12:22 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Thats why it called entertainment. And a lot more of it real that people think. For starters do you think they pretend to put their bodies on the line?

And believe it or not some things are real and unplanned.

If you want reality watch the live war broadcasts. They still won't show you everything.

Maybe you forgot what SFF stands for
Nothing wrong with entertainment. WWF etc ....It just ain't my thing.

I just prefer my entertainment with better scripts and acting.

Bring back Big Daddy and Giant Haystacks. Now, that was wrestling.
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Old 25th February 2008, 02:47 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Actually. there is a pretty fair genre tie-in to "profesional wrestling". Jesse "the Body" Ventura had a significant roll in Predator. "Rowdy" Roddy Piper starred in the John Carpernter thriller They Live. "The Rock" (I forget his real name) was in the sequel to The Mummy and the spinnoff The Scorpion King. Although the all time best was probably the late Andre "the Giant" who played the Sasquach in several episodes of the Six Million Dollar Man before ending up in the Princess Bride.
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Old 25th February 2008, 05:21 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I just prefer my entertainment with better scripts and acting
I must admit I don't like half of what I see. Alot of it I just sit thru. Some of the acting is good to watch.

And Stevie you left out John Cena in The Marine and Steve Austin in Condemned. Kane did See No Evil , but I never watched that. I'm sure there is quite a few more.

Honestly The Rock did a few good movies. I like Scorpion King and The Rundown and the Gridiron Gang, but he is not an actor. He is a wrestler with the perfect acting personality for capturing the fans. I liked him as a good or bad character in wrestling.
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Old 25th February 2008, 07:17 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I do not like wrestling at all really. But I have to say we had Chuck Polumbo and Layla El downstairs last week taking pics and signing autographs with the employees here. She was pretty smokin, wouldn't mind going a few rounds with her.
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Old 25th February 2008, 09:27 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Well its a lot like football fans.You've been a strong faithful follower of a team for so long that no matter how bad they get you stay with 'em.

Even tho a lot of it is really stupid anymore, I still miss it when I don't get to see it.

(I've been a Patriots follower for a long time. Next season I'm gonna be a Bills fan ... no disappointments that way.)
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Old 27th February 2008, 07:28 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Oh I love a bit of WWE but for all the wrong reasons... it's just so funny, the wrestlers really ham it up and I love that...

A few of my favourites are Vince MacMahon himself (for the acting alone)
HHH (The Game)
The Undertaker (obnov)
The Rock
Stone Cold Steve Austin
Booker T is also good value

I admire their athleticism and the effort they put into what they do and LMA's right, they entertain virtually millions of people across the globe, I know that getting tickets in the UK is just near impossible unless you know someone who knows someone...

It's just good fun!

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Old 27th February 2008, 07:40 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Ha if you think McMahon is acting you should see him in reality.He is one evil person.
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Old 6th April 2009, 08:08 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Can I ask why some feel the need to post purely to say that they don't like wrestling or that it's fake?

It seems pretty stupid to me that someone would make the argument that it can't be any good because it's not real considering what the main topic of this entire website is.
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Old 7th April 2009, 12:14 AM   #14 (permalink)
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My grandad was part of a small London wrestling weekend show in the mid 40s before going onto boxing, it was professional/entertainment, but the injuries are real (if they aren't included in a particular storyline). I was also friends with a stable of wrestlers from Derby a couple of years ago, the boy was only 21 and retired as a wrestler due to serious knee injuries whilst performing.

Whether or not the intention of the show is merely entertainment and originally fake, the bodies are real live people, not robots and they do get battered and bruised and mistakes do happen, and injuries too. It does get me a little frustrated when people don't take it seriously, gladiators, total wipe-out are also real, the injuries in those shows are just as real as professional wrestling!
Anyone who doesn't think it's partly real, really has no experience in sport or play fighting.
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Thats why it called entertainment.
Then why is it in the sport section?
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