Is Professional Wrestling considered a sport?
Old 04-07-2012, 02:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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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.

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Old 04-07-2012, 02:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If curling is a sport, wresting better be considered a god damn sport
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Old 04-07-2012, 02:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Maybe under the category of sports entertainment, but wayy more on the entertainment side
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Real wrestling is a sport, WWE to me is entertainment.
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Old 04-07-2012, 05:12 PM   #5 (permalink)
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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..
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Of course it's not a sport. There's no actual competition involved.

It's acting.
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ballet requires strength and athleticism too. but it's far more a sport than wrasslin' is.
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The fact that there's a predetermined winner undermines any argument for it being a sport.
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Of course it's not a sport. There's no actual competition involved.

It's acting.
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Old 04-07-2012, 10:43 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Old 04-07-2012, 10:53 PM   #13 (permalink)
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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.
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Justin Thunder Riger was pretty athletic though
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ballet requires strength and athleticism too. but it's far more a sport than wrasslin' is.
but the ballet is scripted too
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Old 04-07-2012, 11:28 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Of course it's not a sport. There's no actual competition involved.

It's acting.
Like the NBA
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Old 04-07-2012, 11:50 PM   #17 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 04-08-2012, 02:31 AM   #18 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 04-08-2012, 03:31 AM   #19 (permalink)
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no, more like entertainment
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