Top of FormProfessional wrestling is not “fake”, but it is scripted. Me personally, I liked wrestling back before they talked so openly about how the magic happened and before there was an Internet. We don’t need to be told something most of us know and ruin it for people who get into the product.
The key to carrying a match at a quality, capacity is a (wrestler) performer’s ability to get into the role and really become the character. This is why John Cena is the number one performer in the industry. He’s willing to do whatever it takes to earn a living in WWE as a professional wrestler, defend his position with all his heart, even when he is not holding a belt, and gives 100% effort each and every time he steps into the ring. Hate it or love, it’s the truth.
Professional wrestling is like magic: it’s an illusion. The moves are real, the athleticism is real, and the performers put on a show by performing these moves until the match ends. Magic is the same: put on a great show where there is that high risk factor, but it usually ends okay with no injuries. That’s the truth. It’s a shame that professional wrestling has become watered down by the WWE’s use of the term, “Sports Entertainment”, but it is what it is. If you don’t like wrestling the way it is then change it or help work towards changing it, but don’t deny that it isn’t an optical illusion much akin to magic.
My Thoughts: I think it was irresponsible of a well-known public figure to use their personal Twitter account to lash out at WWE, an established high quality professional sports entertainment company that has earned its spot at the top. Dana White should feel embarrassed, but he probably doesn’t. He’s probably basking in the attention he’s receiving from wrestlers, wrestling fans, and others. Do you honestly think that Dana White is going to read each and every one of your Twitter’s? No way. I think the situation has been blown way out of proportion and does not need any more attention from the media outlets.
I’m neutral to the situation really, but I think that Dana White should apologize to those in the pro wrestling industry and its fans because many are the same fans that watch UFC’s product. He should not use his personal Twitter to publicly lash out at WWE. However, I don’t think that we should all be so damn offended because professional wrestling is scripted, but the athleticism and action is real. It’s definitely not fake! However, and Mr. White should apologize to professional wrestling fans if he cares about his UFC business at all in the slightest. It’s just the right thing to do because this is how many people feed their family: the pro wrestling industry.
By Christopher Wick
Well for once this actually isn't an author's note, because I didn't write this post. However, that is the reason why this is here as I am going to thank Chris for a very well written & descriptive post. Also allowing me to give another perspective on the story that doesn't have an end.