confused nonwrestling fan here
i assume you all know it's fake, and I can't understand why anyone would enjoy a sport in spite of that
a movie isn't the same thing as a sport m8
if it was the case that wrestling fans enjoyed it because of the acting, why would they call it a sport
it doesn't require any sort of real skill to wrestle other than learning certain moves and being fit enough to execute them
I'll be that faggot who say's it
> It's not fake, it's scripted
It's storytelling that involves people (mostly) actually beating each other up. It's essetially a mix of stunts and dance and I think it has a little more purpose than sports like football and baseball on a professional level. but then again, those just aren't my thing, and wrestling just isn't some other people's thing. It isn't "Real" but you're supposed to watch as if it is for the best experience.
give it a shot like that if you like. And if you still don't like it, oh well.
Here's one quick match I think anyone can get into
>I hate gay porn
Posts a thread complaining about gay porn
You're oversimplifying it. Not everyone can just learn some moves and be a wrestler. You learn moves, how to take a bump without hurting yourself, how to "sell" or make it look like the move hurt in a convincing manner, ring psychology to make the match interesting, and so on.
>it doesn't require any sort of real skill to wrestle other than learning certain moves and being fit enough to execute them
It takes years of training to properly move around in the ring (going off ropes and all), work the crowd and take those moves without breaking your neck. That's why it takes wrestling school, gear (like kneepads and particular boots) and good cardio.
You wouldn't fucking discuss Star Wars in the martial arts board, would you?
WWE shit belongs on /tv/
I don't care how athletic those roided asswipes are, they are not athletes or martial artists any more than the fucking stunt-men in CSI Miami.
Try to do what they do without years of training and you will fail miserably. Wrestling is about the theater of having these giant personalities build story lines that connect with different people.
>board title is alternative sports & wrestling
As in, wrestling the sport/martial art. Not wrestling the live action soap opera.
Puro resu is the SHIT in all forms you insolent swine! Njpw wwe ROH chikara fuckin PWG shimmer all fuckin wrasslin is awesome as shit. If you really cant enjoy a mother fucker risk breaking nearly ANY bone in his body at any given time throughout his performance just so WE fucktard idiot no sex virgins can say WOoooooooooo! then I seriously suggest re-evaluating your life. but yea lets watch whatever you bros are into. at least wrasslin fans have a full spectrum of enjoyment.
I think than the magic of wrestling is pretty similar to the circus. You see the guys in the circus doing dangerous tricks and you know than they'll be fine but you forget it when they do the major spot... I an wrestling match you know when this start than is "fake" and you get focus in the technique of the moves and that stuff, but, when the match gets intense and good at some point you forget it, just because the good work of the performers, and then is qhen the magic appears and you are a kid again, just like the circus.
"American Professional Wrestling" is no more a sport than an anime about a soccer team is a sport. It belongs in /tv/.
This board is named Alternative Sports & Wrestling- Wrestling means REAL wrestling ie Catch, Sambo, Collegiate, Greco-Roman, Freestyle, BJJ, etc. Not fucking WWE, that's not actual wrestling you fucking stupid man-children.
new moot is not american and doesn't know that WWE isn't real wrestling. He probably hasn't seen a WWE episode in his life because he's over the age of 8 and not fully autistic. Name of the board is still Alternative Sports and Wrestling, not Alternative Sports and soap operas for children.
Pro wrestling is huge in Japan m8, he probably doesnt understand why we were kicked off /sp/ in the first place.
'real' gay sex rassling is an alternative sport, adding it to the title would be, pardon the pun, moot
regardless the board name clearly refers to WWE
why would they name the board:
'alternative sports and specific alternative sport'
that'd be like:
/a/ - Anime and Yuru Yuri
/v/ - Video Games and Metal Gear
If you faggots don't like it, you can always fuck off back to /sp/. This is the wrestling board now and none of your passive aggressive shitposting is going to change that.
Now when I watch WWE it makes me cringe. Looks so fake and stupid, but when I was in middle school my friends and I loved it, becasue it looks cool. I still like SmackDown vs RAW games. 2008 best, cuz its what we played with friends on PS2
Agreed, I don't doubt the fact that it takes skill. Nor do I doubt the work a prowrestler has to put in to remain fit and gain proficiency. In fact, like others on /asp/, I have a better idea about the physical aspect than most wrestlefags.
So I do think it's a massive shame that wrestlefags themselves hardly have any idea about the techniques, their underlying mechanics, and what they do with the human body because - barring a very small number of exceptions - they've no relevant grappling experience at all. This was recently evidenced by the 'Most Painful Hold' thread where people with actual grappling experience posted painful holds while wrestlefags mostly posted retarded shit that betimes was so ineffective it'd hardly hurt to begin with.
So that's the kind of people telling people with more relevant experience to fuck off when they point out the retarded aspects of prowrestling. Makes me sad.
It'd take your remark seriously if it weren't for the fact that spectacular but essentially retarded shit was posted as supposedly painful on the regular simply due to a lack of understanding on the part of the posters.
yeah I know right. who in their right mind would watch a "fake" sport?
that's why I NEVER watch sports movies. Take Rocky for example, those guys aren't REALLY boxing, and are most likely stunt doubles. there is no boxer named "Rocky Balboa" in real life so why would you even watch that crap?
>You watch sports movies and discuss them on /tv/
No, I don't watch sports movies, can you read? They aren't real sports and don't belong on /sp/ or /asp/ and neither does faggot wrestling.
PROTIP: If you hate pro wrestling so much, just post NJPW shit in WWE topics. There is absolutely nothing you can say or do that will trigger WWE fans harder and create more anal discomfort than the mere mention of NJPW or any other indie promotion for that matter. This single picture will cut through their souls deeper than any "lol it's all fake/not a sport" rhetoric you can spout.
See what I mean? Just look at his fractured anus.
Its not a sport. WWE get off our martial arts board!
But those shows are not a fake sports. You don't think it would be stupid if you get a bunch of juiced up homos who pretend to play basketball and who wins is fixed and they have a bunch of fake drama were they get in fake fights for ratings.
Please try again but try to make sense this time
I like this answer, but still don't understand. Best answer i heard was "suspended disbelief" meaning "I want to believe, anyway." How do you pronounce kayfab---kay fab ? It mighta just been my age, but HD big-screen tv killed wrestling for me.Also, why did Vince have to tell the Govt it was fake?
If you've seen actual fights, watched the UFC, or understand how people move, the way they wrestle is infuriating, it's slow, dramatic, and not even real. After they get hit they stumble, no, real people go in for a clinch, back up, or they hit the fucking deck.
Yes I get it it's SCRIPTED, tv is scripted. It's just never a good script. I've watched it. All my autist friends watch RAW. Unless you're a little kid, you shouldn't find substance in it.
Assuming this isn't a troll thread, just watch this and you'll understand.
In b4 outlaw ching chong shit
Of course there are specific ways to fall so you do not die. But last time I checked gravity was very real and not fake. pic related.