Someone literally ask me
“Are you ever gonna get tired of watching wrestling? Like you know it’s fake right?”
Yes, I know its fake. It ENTERTAINMENT. Hence World Wrestling ENTERTAINMENT. The realest things are the injuries they sustain by, oh I don’t know something like, THROWING THEMSELVES OFF REALLY HIGH SHIT! (I’m looking at you Rollins and that damn Titantron and balcony)
They are sports entertainers making a living for their families. They risk life and limb 300 out of 365 days a YEAR, dealing with very hectic schedules (which are physically, emotionally and psychologically pressuring), interviews after interviews, prepping up for PPVs and Wrestlemania and yet they get disrespected.
Non wrestling fans (and some fans) need to remember that they play characters. It’s all kayfabe.Their characters are nothing (or sometimes) like the real person. For example, Bray Wyatt (real name: Windham Rotunda) isn’t a creepy guy who loves to play mind games. He is a man with a wife and children. His dad was the IRS and his brother is Taylor (Bo Dallas).
You also have to remember that they can’t break kayfabe and yet they do sometimes when they’re in matches. They ask each other if they’re ok (ie: Dean Ambrose asking Seth Rollins if he was ok after a bump in the ring at SummerSlam 2014). They last thing you want to do is botch a match and truly and accidentally injure your opponent.
Like I said earlier, they play characters. They ACT. It’s all fake. Yet, people get so hung up on the character they end up hating the REAL person. For example: Seth Rollins (real name: Colby Lopez). People hate Colby because of his persona Seth Rollins. Colby Lopez is not Seth Rollins. Colby Lopez is Colby Lopez. Colby Lopez did things in real life, not Seth Rollins.
There’s also, Renee Young and Dean Ambrose (real names: Renee Paquette and Jonathan Good). People hate on Renee because she’s dating “Dean Ambrose”. Again, Dean Ambrose and Renee Young are characters. Renee Paquette is dating Jonathan Good. That is a real life relationship. It is NOT a WWE kayfabe one. People need to realize that. Hating on Renee is honestly pointless because she’s not dating Dean, she’s dating Jon.
I honestly love the WWE romantic kayfabe relationships. Just because they can sometimes end up becoming real life ones. For example: Triple H and Stephanie McMahon (real names: Paul Levesque and Stephanie McMahon). Those two are one of my favorite WWE relationships because I grew up watching them go from kayfabe to real. There was also Miss Elizabeth and Macho Man (rest his soul). They were WWE’s favorite couple. The way Macho treated Miss Elizabeth (until Sensational Sherri came) was pure love.
So I’m done with this really random rant that went from me saying that I laughed when someone ask me that question to me just going on a rant about it. I really wasn’t planning on writing one but oops. Oh well. Don’t care.
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