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Nites 04-07-2012 02:55 PM

Is Professional Wrestling considered a sport?
 
Even though we all know it's fixed, everything that they do in the ring requires strength and athleticism and these guys do suffer injuries. A lot of training goes into becoming a wrestler and some of these guys have to keep in incredible shape in order to perform some of these moves.

What are your thoughts?

"Sports Entertainment" is what I consider it as.

ClutchCity 04-07-2012 02:57 PM

If curling is a sport, wresting better be considered a god damn sport

Dario 04-07-2012 02:58 PM

Maybe under the category of sports entertainment, but wayy more on the entertainment side

jeffb 04-07-2012 04:55 PM

Real wrestling is a sport, WWE to me is entertainment.

LOG 04-07-2012 05:12 PM

There are no doping controls.. clearly :cookie: The winner is known before the ''fight'' starts, if you ask me that is not a sport.
Suffering injuries does not make it a sport..

Toby 04-07-2012 07:19 PM

I'm done watching huge muscley roid freaks dance around in man thongs.

fancylad 04-07-2012 08:22 PM

Of course it's not a sport. There's no actual competition involved.

It's acting.

'trane 04-07-2012 08:37 PM

ballet requires strength and athleticism too. but it's far more a sport than wrasslin' is.

Chris 04-07-2012 09:13 PM

The fact that there's a predetermined winner undermines any argument for it being a sport.

bjjs 04-07-2012 09:29 PM

I can't find any vince mcmahon clips that do justice to my memory of vintage Mcmahon.


Raptorman 04-07-2012 09:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fancylad (Post 634574)
Of course it's not a sport. There's no actual competition involved.

It's acting.

/thread

bjjs 04-07-2012 10:43 PM

/move to entertainment lounge

LX 04-07-2012 10:53 PM

I was in the press box when wrestlemania was in the skydome. They handed out the results of all the matches while Hogan was still going at it with the Ultimate Warrior. It was kinda funny that they didn't provide that result as well. The acting is very pervasive.

LX 04-07-2012 10:56 PM

Justin Thunder Riger was pretty athletic though

Windex 04-07-2012 11:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 'trane (Post 634580)
ballet requires strength and athleticism too. but it's far more a sport than wrasslin' is.

but the ballet is scripted too :police:

ClutchCity 04-07-2012 11:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fancylad (Post 634574)
Of course it's not a sport. There's no actual competition involved.

It's acting.

Like the NBA

TORaptor4Ever 04-07-2012 11:50 PM

At the end of the day it's entertainment but I respect the amount of work that these guys put in. They're in tremendous shape and subject themselves to a hell of a lot of punishment in spite of the fact that the outcomes are predetermined.

10gizzle 04-08-2012 02:31 AM

Pure entertainment.

That being said, a lot of these guys are as athletic if not more athletic than lots of different athletes.

Combined with the fact that they do their thing like 250+ days out of the year is insanity.

Big ups to the ones who didn't resort to serious drug and alcohol abuse to cope with the pain...they're true warriors.

box92 04-08-2012 03:31 AM

no, more like entertainment


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