That'd be why they call it Sports Entertainment.

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Posted by jkm822 at on January 19, 2004 at 13:27:22:

In Reply to: not only is wrestling scripted posted by Suplee_Mental on January 19, 2004 at 08:28:08:

: but it's choreographed.
: It is to be expected that some injuries would occur with that level of physical activity, but they aren't actually fighting. People would friggin die if they really fought like that.

: it's fake.

I never said it wasn't choreographed. As I recall, I said "They know that the other guy is going to throw them and when, but that doesn't mean it doesn't hurt like hell when they fall."
There's no spontineity in it, but they really DO hurt themselves, and it really IS physically taxing. Go ahead and tell me that throwing someone like the Big Show (or whatever name he goes by these days) doesn't take physical prowess!
"Fake" implies that they're not actually DOING anything, not actually doing the things they appear to be doing. They are. It's just scripted. Therefore, I say it's NOT fake, it's just entertainment.
And I still find it far more entertaining than football.
Reality TV is hugely popular too, and most of the time, I'd say it's as scripted and choreographed as wrestling. People don't go around calling it fake, though, do they? Nooooo, they call it "reality TV." Reality my ASS.

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