posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 08:56 AM
People are always so quick to call it fake. Those of us that watch it arent complete morons, we do understand this. It is what we see beyond the
"fake" which we find entertaining.
The thing I don't think people take into consideration though, is how hard it is to actually fake some of those moves WITHOUT someone getting hurt.
How does a 250- 300 pound man fall on a guy from 20 30 feet up smash him through a table and neither one feel a thing? I know the tables give away,
but still, I imagine youre going to feel something a bit unpleasant.
Even some of the holds that go for tap outs have to put stress on bodies that are in the finest of shapes. Lets face it, guys arent exactly gentle
either. There have been numerous injuries, some being career ending. Many fight on injured for the love of the sport and they do it more days of the
week than NFL players play and some of those big bad football players cry when their little toe is stepped on.
One member mentioned Mankind. Foley was one crazy son of gun. You would swear that guy had some sort of death wish and not all his stunts went
according to plan that's for sure. Being slammed to the mat onto a pile of tacks, yeah, I think that might stick with you for a day or two. Falling
through the steel cage and landing on a chair probably didn't tickle either, and those are just two moments of many with him. I have a Lot of respect
for that guy.
These days the younger wrestlers seem to be getting a lot more air born with their stunts too. That has to require some great skill to "Fake it." Then
you have the ladder matches. Those ladders aren't plastic and a lot of the guys sure end up being thrown on them smashed into them and smacked with
them. That's gotta hurt.
The wrestlers will always be the first to say they wouldn't be here without the fans. The fans are there because they respect what they do and
appreciate the skills it takes to do it. I agree the storylines are like soap operas for adults. They just add flavor to the show. Some actually work
really well, and some? Well not so good, but fans overlook it because they know it isn't really the wrestlers fault.
Some wrestlers work very well together and can put on a great show and that's when it gets to be good entertainment which in all honesty is how it
bills itself now.
Ive been watching since the first year Wrestle Mania came about. I took a hiatus for awhile due to my job, but have always had a idea of what was
Macho man was my favorite too back then. I always had a respect for HBK Shawn Micheals. He is another one I think gave Undertaker a good run. The Rock
and Stone Cold, great showman and Id have to say at the right place at the right time. I think the fact that they had some leeway to actually be
themselves made them so much more believable.
I'm a John Cena fan too, but a big part of that is what he does beyond the ring. I'm not sure when that guy sleeps. He does so much for kids and our
troops I really have to salute him. He really is a solid Good Guy imho of course. All of them do great things for kids and that's a big plus in my
I do wish they would let the women do more and I think the women want too. That is a knot I hope is untied or loosened even more here going into the
future. Some of them are very talented and have the potential to be great wrestling entertainers. Nothing like a good cat fight.
Sting was a fav of mine along with the Ultimate Warrior and I also have a spot for Randy Orton. Daniel Bryant gets my respects for being one of the
top underdogs, and you just knew he really loved what he was doing. YES he did.
The guy I like now is Dean Amborse. He just keeps coming and coming and coming with little regard to pain. Some of the things I have seen him smashed
through, thrown on, clobbered with, that man is going to be a hurting old man with plenty of aches and pains to remind him of his golden days. Going
up against Brock Lesnar tonight should be one heck of a match. Id love to see him end up with the belt that counts. I like Roman Reigns, but I think
Ambrose has better mic skills and a better mixed bag of moves.
There have been so many greats over the years, and so many that were more of a background for the greats. Never winning belts, but putting their all
into it as much as the greats for the love of the sport. Id like to give a honorable mention to Cesaro. When he comes back off the injury list, I
really hope they find a good nitch for him that works better than the storylines he has had in the past.
I used to drink with George the Animal Steel at Nicks on the beach in Hollywood Fla.. A very easy going guy. So opposite of what he portrayed in the
Ive rambled enough, but hopefully I have given a good representation of why I love wrestling. Sometimes predictable, often times not, and I really
hope tonight is a night for the unpredictable awesome Entertainment! Looking forward to see who might show up here to watch with me tonight...