Is There Such a Thing as Real Wrestling?

December 30, 2010 by  
Filed under Twilight Books

Twilight books
by wenzday01

Is There Such a Thing as Real Wrestling?

Is There Such a Thing as Real Wrestling?


Free Online Articles Directory





Why Submit Articles?
Top Authors
Top Articles
FAQ
AB Answers

Publish Article

0 && $.browser.msie ) {
var ie_version = parseInt($.browser.version);
if(ie_version Hello Guest
Login


Login via


Register
Hello
My Home
Sign Out

Email

Password


Remember me?
Lost Password?

Home Page > Sports and Fitness > Is There Such a Thing as Real Wrestling?

Is There Such a Thing as Real Wrestling?

Edit Article |

Posted: Mar 21, 2009 |Comments: 0
| Views: 222 |

Share

]]>

I still remember the first time I heard it was fake. I was six, and on the playground at summer school. A friend and I were talking and we started talking about wrestling when another kid on the jungle gym said “Wrestling’s fake.” This statement wrought my brain with a confusion that persisted for many years to come. This was simply impossible. How could it be fake? I see them bleed, I hear them scream, and I see them go through tables and the such. So I said the most logical response I could think of, “No it’s not,” I retorted to the boy. He said that if the wrestlers actually did those moves they would kill each other. I disregarded the claims as childish stupidity and went about my life. Throughout the years there were of course many references made to wrestling being fake. I attributed it to adult cynicism. Like how it was crazy that none of the adults believed in Santa or Magic. As I got older it became increasingly easy to see how everything was done. Through many internet sources it slowly unraveled before my eyes. It left an odd feeling in my stomach. I dreamt of going undefeated an entire career and holding every title. Soon I began to compromise. Well maybe they could have an undefeated wrestler; I just won’t hold all the titles. Maybe I’ll have one loss, after I’m a legend. Maybe a few losses, but only because they cheated. I compromised more and more until I realized I will lose when they need me to and win when they need me to.

When I first found out I was afraid it would frighten me away from wrestling. I didn’t grow up watching fake wrestling. I grew up watching real wrestling. Only when I found out did it become fake. How would this affect me? How would knowing my childhood ideals of grandeur were fake affect how I saw the product that largely defined who I am. Yet every week I found myself continuing to tune in, and I found myself equally entranced by it, but in a newer way each week. I appreciated it just as much, but now in a different way. Soon I appreciated it more than I ever had. The skill it takes to do some of these moves is incredible, let alone the skill it takes for anyone to do them and tell a story with them. How to use big moves in conjunction with small moves, and vice versa. How a story began, progressed, ended, and transitioned was something I could already appreciate, and now I could even apply it to wrestling. It’s amazing really. I am in love with a product that really isn’t even the same thing I fell in love with in the first place. I was looking at from two different angles. Two different perspectives, and yet I still wanted it more than anything else. I guess it’s almost more of an accomplishment when you can go out there out there and prove yourself in that way. I mean in a sense anyone can go and be unbeatable if it was real. To go out there and be the best in a world where there will be people who try to hold you down, where you have no control over a lot of things that impact your career, where the words you speak, the way you make the subtle movements in the ring, and even the way you lose can determine how successful you can be. To live in that world and still be able to call yourself the best; that takes some doing.

Now obviously everyone here loves it. We realize the athleticism, and skill it takes to do these moves properly. We know the little intricacies that make a punch a punch, and a bump a bump. We know why the little things happen. Now, why can’t everyone else? Wrestling has the worst reputation of just about anything else in the world. Somehow we got right up there with Nazi’s and pedophiles. At least that’s the way it seems. People look at us like we’re idiots when we tell them we like wrestling. Think about it. When you tell someone you like wrestling for the first time a few things can happen. First, they go “cool,” and are done with it. Two, they say “No way, me too,” and you have a new friend. Three, they go “You know wrestling’s fake right?” or some variation of that phrase. They say it like it’s the first time we’ve heard it in our lives. And the way they say it.. That condescending tone in their voice. Like they know some big secret. Like they figured it out by themselves. They tell how it looks so fake, and how dumb it is. Let’s face it most of the people who criticize it for being so “obviously fake” wouldn’t have a damn clue if they didn’t hear it on TV or if daddy hadn’t told them when they were still watching Barney at eight in the morning. Wrestling’s been worked for a long time, but there were certain circumstances where they would just wrestle. This was in the early 1900’s. So let’s say the modern professional wrestling industry started with Orville Brown becoming the first NWA Champion in 1948. In that case 90% of people who were not involved with the wrestling business had no idea it was fake for a good 45 years. Explain that jackasses.

We know all this, and yet when we try to explain it we start to sound like idiots. We try to tell them how much skill it takes to lift a 250-pound man, then they say that the other person jumps. Well yeah they do, but what exactly is the trick to holding them there? We try and try to explain to make these people understand how hard it is, but they have that one trump card that will halt almost any argument regarding it. They simply say “Well it’s fake,” and they’re right. Once they pull that crap it’s almost impossible to come back from it. It’s hard to sound convincing telling someone how tough something is when you admit it’s fake. And if you deny it’s fake you just sound like a doofus.

Then there’s that word. “Fake,” some would argue just how accurate of a description this is. We know the outcomes are determined, therefore it’s fake. Right? Well should we run down the list of injuries these people have that suggest otherwise. Hulk Hogan doesn’t have a plastic hip because it’s “fake.” Shawn didn’t leave the business for four years because it’s “fake.” Mick Foley isn’t missing half of his ear, most of his teeth, and can’t hardly walk because it’s “fake.” Chris Benoit did not kill his family because it’s “fake.” The dangers are real. They are clear, and they are present. They aren’t landing a trampoline. The grimace on their faces when they land is more real than you know. Try and see how many kids have been permanently disabled because they were screwing around in their backyard. There is always a chance that something will go wrong, and when you put on a show 300 days out of the year something is bound too. Now before I move onto the next section I must ask people to refrain from using the Owen hart tragedy as an example of how wrestling isn’t “fake,” the accident had nothing to do with a match. While we’re on that subject anyway, I would like to remind everyone that there are people out there who think Eddie Guerrero and Owen Hart are sipping Pina Coladas on a beach somewhere. That’s part of the extent of the stigma wresting has.

Watching wrestling with someone like that is even worse. I was over at a friend’s house, and he had a friend over, and that friend’s clingy girlfriend was there. She does not like wrestling. I was really the only wrestling fan in the room, but the other guys they at least understood. They were cool. So I tell my friend SmackDown is about to come on. He says I can I change the channel. I walk over to the TV. and she asks “What are you gonna watch?,” I of course answer, “Wrestling.” That elicited this response, “Ugh, oh my God.” She’s lucky she’s a friend’s girlfriend or she’d have ran out of teeth. The whole time I’m watching she won’t shut up. Benjamin cuts a promo. “Graham how long does it take the wrestlers to memorize there lines, oh my god he didn’t even touch him, this is so fake.” This is coming from a girl who always has her nose either stuck in a Twilight book, or some half assed manga. I’ve got my fantasy world, and she’s got hers. Yet for some reason she’s got to declare war. It really does amaze me how disrespectful people can be for no reason. Calling them actors, saying there moves couldn’t hurt anyone. You tell someone you watch wrestling, and they go “Why don’t you watch UFC or something like that?” Show of hands, how many of you watch MMA in addition to wrestling. Most of you, at least occasionally. And half the people who say that can’t tell me what MMA stands for. Hell this site reports MMA news, which I don’t really understand, but I don’t question it either. Don’t get me wrong I respect the hell out of most MMA fighters. If you take out all the loudmouth little punks who haven’t done anything there whole lives except get drunk and get in street fights then you have some of the greatest athletes in the world.

I can’t remember who said it, but I read once that a wrestler said “For a non-believer no explanation will do, and for a believer no explanation is needed.” Where does that leave us. We obviously aren’t believers, because we know wrestling’s a work, but you can’t call us non-believers, because we love this sport. Yeah, I call it a sport. I don’t care what Vince calls it, this is the toughest thing on the planet to do. Lawrence Taylor said after he wrestled Bam Bam Bigelow that wrestling would be like playing a football game every night, and that’s exactly what they do.

I don’t know really what the reason is that I love it. The talent, the moves, the characters, the story, the fans cheering. I can’t explain it. People tell us it’s fake, and we don’t care. As conceited as it sounds I think in a sense it’s jealousy. You have actors who play characters on Lost, and then those actors go on Dancing with the Stars. Not the characters from Lost, the actors. When you watch wrestling you aren’t watching actors. You are watching the very same people you see walking down the street. That’s what makes it real, that’s what makes ours a uniquely different subculture. Different from any Star Trek cult, or comic book convention, or D&D play session. You can’t last in our world without living in it. You hear the passion with which some of these veterans talk about it, and that’s real passion. They mean every word of it. It’s got to be some kind of magic. It’s what entranced us as children, and made us analyze as adults. We will continue to ask for a “Hell Yeah,” It’s what makes us ask if you can smell what we’re cooking, it’s what will always make us twirl our wrists and cup our ears, and leg drop a couch cushion in our living room, and why we will forever strut, style, profile, and WOOOOOOOOOOO at the top of our lungs until the day we die. We are wrestling fans, and we always will be. We have nothing to be ashamed of we only have something for others to be jealous of.

Retrieved from “http://www.articlesbase.com/sports-and-fitness-articles/is-there-such-a-thing-as-real-wrestling-827888.html

(ArticlesBase SC #827888)

Liked this article? Click here to publish it on your website or blog, it’s free and easy!

Massimo Martinini
About the Author:

http://thewrestlinggame.com/wrestling/articles/real_wrestling_is_there_such_a_thing.asp

]]>

Questions and Answers

Ask our experts your Sports and Fitness related questions here…200 Characters left

What are the wwe wrestlers real names ?
What are the salaries of wwe wrestlers ?
Who is mr anderson in tna wrestling ?

Rate this Article

1
2
3
4
5

vote(s)
0 vote(s)

Feedback
RSS
Print
Email
Re-Publish

Source:  http://www.articlesbase.com/sports-and-fitness-articles/is-there-such-a-thing-as-real-wrestling-827888.html

Article Tags:
ecw, tna, smackdown, wrestling, raw, wwe, wrestlers, indy

Related Articles

Latest Sports and Fitness Articles
More from Massimo Martinini

Raw is Curtis For 06/01/09

Raw is Curtis June 1st 2009 Show opens with a SATAN’S PLAYGROUND around the ring and Legacy inside of it. Orton talks about how Batista should be afraid of him in the cage match. Something to do with running his head into the cage over and over. I’m not sure if he’s…

By:
Massimo Martininil
Sports and Fitnessl
Jul 09, 2009

Magnanimously Untitled Article Vol 2. Wrestling

Hello earthlings and welcome back to my wonderfully untitled article. First things first. Due to a miscommunication between my boss and I the finals of the 1,2,3, Cup were left out of my last article. If you read my Match from the Mind you know that Randy Orton won, but…

By:
Massimo Martininil
Sports and Fitnessl
Apr 11, 2009

Magnanimously Untitled Article for the World of Wrestling

Hello everybody and welcome back to the official return of the magnanimously untitled article. I’m not sure what magnanimous means, but it’s a big word that sounds like it belongs here. Tonight is a glorious night, as the random thoughts return. Of course I have to say I seriously considered resigning…

By:
Massimo Martininil
Sports and Fitnessl
Mar 26, 2009

Hazed and Confused Part Two.. Interview With Indy Legend Miss Chiff

Good Morning, Afternoon and Evening and welcome yet again to another fun packed edition of Hazed & Confused. Since the last article the Indy scene seems to be in full swing, with quite a few events held over the past few weeks and future events being booked. CZW recently held their…

By:
Massimo Martininil
Sports and Fitnessl
Mar 21, 2009

The Smackdown Low-down For 3/20/09

Pre-Show Thoughts/Events: Tonight is the 500th Smackdown. We open Smackdown up with a promo for the 500th episode of Smackdown. It shows us, in quick fashion, some of the great memories through the years – Stephanie slapping Linda, the Billy and Chuck wedding, the debut of John Cena, Stone Cold blowing up…

By:
Massimo Martininil
Sports and Fitnessl
Apr 11, 2009

Straight Blazing: ECW Report For 06/23/09

Stand Back.. Theres a HURRICANE Coming Through!! Welcome back ladies and gentlemen to this weeks edition of Straight Blazin! This week we will, of course, be covering the June 23rd edition of ECW! Now coming off of the HIGHEST rated Raw in 3 years, ECW had to step it up. The…

By:
Massimo Martininil
Sports and Fitnessl
Jul 10, 2009

Straight Blazing: ECW Report For 05/12/09

Straight Blazin: New Harts, New Feuds, New Champ? Welcome back Ladies and Germs to this edition of Straight Blazin! We are now less then a week from Judgment Day and things are heating up in the Land of Extreme! Christian will be taking on Jack Swagga for the ECW Championship. Jack…

By:
Massimo Martininil
Sports and Fitnessl
Jun 01, 2009

Burn Fat X 10 3 Scam

For most folks, weight reduction is really a agonizing and fruitless procedure.

By:
Maon Lewisl
Sports and Fitnessl
Dec 30, 2010

How Many Calories Does Kettlebell Bur

I have created Kettlebell Burn to become what I call a “plug and play” product. When you obtain the product, you’ll have anything you may need suitable there in your fingers.

By:
BilPetersol
Sports and Fitnessl
Dec 30, 2010

Brink’s Bodybuilding Revealed Review

Trust me, they don’t spend me to present seminars and onsite training camps because I give them precisely the same tired outdated re spun advice you see using the web.

By:
BilPetersol
Sports and Fitnessl
Dec 30, 2010

Imagination – The Key Ingredient to Fitness Exercise

Does life, work, chores keep you too busy for fitness exercise? What counts is movement, not machinery or manuals. You can arrange potted plants around furniture just like exercise around your daily schedule. With imagination. Fitness exercise doesn’t need to be extravagantly complicated. Do not delay your fitness exercise for lack of having an athletic club membership or an exercise machine at home. Use your imagination to raise your heartbeat, get yourself breathing deeper and working up a sma

By:
Belly Loserl
Sports and Fitnessl
Dec 30, 2010

Fitness Kickboxing Workout Classes in Atco New Jersey NJ Gym

An easy explanation as to why kickboxing class in Atco, NJ help you tone, muscle, burn fat & have fun at the same time. Check out the top reasons people swap the gym for this amazing workout program.

By:
kbxspringfieldl
Sports and Fitnessl
Dec 30, 2010

Bodybuilding Revealed Torrent

Will Brink’s Exercise Revealed system is indeed a unselfish e-book that shows you what are the compensate things you requisite to do, and keeping what kinds of cognition is the wiser way for your body building exercises.

By:
Maon Lewisl
Sports and Fitnessl
Dec 30, 2010

Nike Basketball Shoes For Long Lasting

Nike Basketball Shoes are a preferred type of footwear for youths who get pleasure from sports comparable to basketball. Not solely are they used for sports, however may even look trendy with any outfit.

By:
Leonard Kublerl
Sports and Fitnessl
Dec 30, 2010

The How to Get a Thin Stomach Trap

Here’s the truth: Learning how to get a thin stomach is not going to be an easy road. There will surely be times when you want to give up because you think that the methods you’re going to learn won’t work. However, the point here is you’re going to make these steps a habit. This way, you’ll be able to maintain your weight and a flat stomach for a very long time – in fact, forever.

By:
PauleParteeel
Sports and Fitnessl
Dec 29, 2010

A Debrief: WWE Superstars Report For 07/02/09

WE Superstars 2nd July 2009: A Debrief For those who are interested, the theme for Superstars is “Invincible” by Adelitas Way. They’re currently touring with Saliva, and Theory of a Deadman (apt, no?) at the end of the year. Playing a few gigs with Shinedown as well. If you haven’t seen…

By:
Massimo Martininil
Sports and Fitnessl
Jul 10, 2009

The Fist Lays the Smackdown! For 07/03/2009

Hello Ladies and anyone else who reads this. Tonight I bring you something for the ages. Yes, that’s right. I bring you… THE FIST LAYS THE SMACKDOWN! It would be in 3-D, but let’s face it. I simply do not have that in my budget. I do, however, have “Rough Translation Technology”…

By:
Massimo Martininil
Sports and Fitnessl
Jul 10, 2009

The Play With Plague: TNA Report For 07/02/09

Double J Takes Control Well, over the past week, we’ve had some releases from TNA. Jacqueline, Team No Limit, Shane Douglas, and Raven. And don’t complain to me, I didn’t do it. And what the hell ever happened to Bobby Lashley? Anyway, Sting’s out of the Mafia, Joe’s in, and who…

By:
Massimo Martininil
Sports and Fitnessl
Jul 10, 2009

A Painful Truth: Raw Report For 06/29/09

Hi there, and welcome to your Raw Report for this week! The Bash was a good PPV overall, with Raw superstars; John Cena, The Miz, Randy Orton and Triple H all involved, along with Legacy in a tag team match! With this show being only 24 hours from The Bash, tensions must…

By:
Massimo Martininil
Sports and Fitnessl
Jul 10, 2009

Hammer Tyme #13

What makes a match stand out? It is our desire to see if Hulk Hogan can actually slam Andre the Giant or can John Cena get Big Show up for the attitude adjustment. Is it that we want to watch Randy Orton kick someone’s head off? This week that is the…

By:
Massimo Martininil
Sports and Fitnessl
Jul 10, 2009

The Chemical Reaction: To Overrated Finishers

Hola and welcome to the second edition of The Chemical Reaction. First off, I did have an idea for this article and I had it all planned out but then I read a comment on my other article from some reader who shall remain unnamed who suggested I write my…

By:
Massimo Martininil
Sports and Fitnessl
Jul 10, 2009
lViews: 104

The Bash by the Fist For 06/28/09

Let’s get my first Article and this party started! CHAMPIONSHIP SCRAMBLE MATCH CHRISTIAN VS. JACK SWAGGER VS. FINLAY VS. TOMMY DREAMER (C) VS. MARK HENRY The match starts off with Christian and Jack Swagger in the ring. This is probably because all of the other wrestlers are getting old and broken, and limiting…

By:
Massimo Martininil
Sports and Fitnessl
Jul 10, 2009

Magnanimously Untitled Article Vol. 7

First computer viruses and then a broken keyboard. It’s been a tough month and a half for my writing career. All is well now thanks to big brother and his extensive knowledge of the internets, and spare keyboard. It’s been an even tougher month for me emotionally as I’m sure…

By:
Massimo Martininil
Sports and Fitnessl
Jul 10, 2009

Add new Comment

Your Name: *

Your Email:

Comment Body: *

 

Verification code:*

* Required fields

Submit

Your Articles Here
It’s Free and easy

Sign Up Today

Author Navigation

My Home
Publish Article
View/Edit Articles
View/Edit Q&A
Edit your Account
Manage Authors
Statistics Page
Personal RSS Builder

My Home
Edit your Account
Update Profile
View/Edit Q&A
Publish Article
Author Box


Massimo Martinini has 99 articles online

Contact Author

Subscribe to RSS

Print article

Send to friend

Re-Publish article

Articles Categories
All Categories

Advertising
Arts & Entertainment
Automotive
Beauty
Business
Careers
Computers
Education
Finance
Food and Beverage
Health
Hobbies
Home and Family
Home Improvement
Internet
Law
Marketing
News and Society
Relationships
Self Improvement
Shopping
Spirituality
Sports and Fitness
Technology
Travel
Writing

Sports and Fitness

Aerobics
Archery
Baseball
Basketball
Bodybuilding
Cricket
Equestrian
Equipment
Extreme Sports
Fishing
Fitness
Football
Golf
Hockey
Horse Racing
Martial Arts
Muscle Building
Outdoor Sports
Pilates
Rugby
Scuba Diving
Self Defense
Soccer
Tennis
Track and Field
Water Sports
Weight Loss
Yoga

]]>

Need Help?
Contact Us
FAQ
Submit Articles
Editorial Guidelines
Blog

Site Links
Recent Articles
Top Authors
Top Articles
Find Articles
Site Map

Webmasters
RSS Builder
RSS
Link to Us

Business Info
Advertising

Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of the Terms Of Use and Privacy Policy | User published content is licensed under a Creative Commons License.
Copyright © 2005-2010 Free Articles by ArticlesBase.com, All rights reserved.

http://thewrestlinggame.com/wrestling/articles/real_wrestling_is_there_such_a_thing.asp

Related Twilight Books Articles

  • Winsor Pilates

Speak Your Mind

Tell us what you're thinking...
and oh, if you want a pic to show with your comment, go get a gravatar!

*

Get Adobe Flash player