Posted by grizzly at ip68-11-175-97.br.no.cox.net on January 19, 2004 at 19:52:49:
In Reply to: It is fake... posted by Barry, Suave MF on January 19, 2004 at 18:35:50:
: ....in the sense that the injuries seen on TV or in the ring are not as real as they are made out to be. Please....I saw a match (years back) where Hulk Hogan was "hurt" so bad that he was taken away in an ambulance. Of course he didn't have one bruise on him, nor any broken bones, etc. It was just an act. All done for dramatic purposes. To me, that is fake, stupid & pointless.
I've got a laundry list of injuries I've sustained over the years. Again I must point out the difference between indie wrestling and what you see on TV. On tv it is for dramatic effect (and it gets consistently high ratings so somebody is watchin it), but every time I've left a match in a stretcher, its been for real.
: If I want drama, I'd call up my ex.
Fine, don't watch it, but the way you're trashing it is pathetic. Your arguments don't hold water and its plain to see, hell, even Smalls is backing me on this one...SMALLS!
: Yes, you have to be in good shape (and/or big) to do those things, but no, the injuries, acting, etc. are not real. Even if it was, I still wouldn't be interested.
Again, when owen hart fell to his death, was that fake? when sid vicious hyperextended his knee, was that fake? when mankind fell thrity feet from the top of a steel cage and spit three teeth out, was that fake? I could go on and on,Injuries ARE in fact real and quite common. Granted, most of the time they are superficial, like bruises and scrapes and we play them up for more than what they really are, often there are serious injuries just like any SPORT!
: If you like it, fine. I don't. Never have & never will.
thats your prerogative, but trashing it for the sake of trashing it is lame.
: I wouldn't call wrestling a sport either. You never see a running back fake a touchdown.
Ask any pro football player turned wrestler which is harder and he'll tell you....WRESTLING!! Besides, thats the worst argument yet, it doesnt make any sense. We train, we get hurt, and NOT all of it is choreographed. Its not like learning a dance or something, its not 1..2..3 step...I've been in the ring with old-timers that won't want to talk about shit, they just wanna wrestle. I've also been in the ring with several people that didn't want to lose like they were supposed to or wanted my title belt and I had to defend myself, literally.
I trained under an old-schooler and can snap any one of your bones in about half a second. Not only did they teach me every move a collegiate or olympic wrestler would know, but they also taught me judo and the art of breakfall. Just give me two minutes in the ring and I'll have you screaming "Its not fake!"
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