Thursday, January 29, 2009 9:31:48 AM
There's a HUGE difference between fake and planned. There`s also a difference between fake and a botch (as per the Christian/Stiener move above).
Not only have I "seen" wrestling, I WORK wrestling. I have wrestled matches, I have booked shows, I have been backstage interviewer, and I mainly referee. So if you`re trying to "convince" me you`re right, it wont work because I know exactly what happens.
Yes, the punches are pulled. Yes some people are that crap at doing it that they don`t even hit (Shane McMahon on monday shows that for me). However you try taking a suplex and say it`s "fake", it`s no different to stunt work, in that the risks are minimalized, but you still have to hurt with certain things, and mistakes happen.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009 5:51:50 AM
Blood or not? - It's blood Ice or glass? - It`s glass Real or fake? - It ALL damned well hurts Rubber floor? - What the hell? It`s canvas, on top of a very thin layer of padding (we`re talking judo mat thickness or less), with wood and metal beneath that.
I really do wonder about the thought process that goes through some people`s minds to try and "prove" wrestling is fake. It might be scripted, but everything in there hurts (well, unless you`re with a complete tit who can`t work), and that`s coming from from a guy who works in there.