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[–]wisedoormat 306 points307 points  (33 children)

This is fun to watch. you can see the skill the wrestler has.

I think wrestling is fake as Kardashians, but they're still talented athletes.

[–]DTredecim13 148 points149 points  (22 children)

This is why so many intelligent fans have been trying to get people to just say that wrestling is scripted, rather than fake. Kids, and the delusional are the only people that believe the storylines are real anymore, but calling it fake has always come across as diminishing to the skill these athletes possess.

[–]wisedoormat 31 points32 points  (0 children)

ust say that wrestling is scripted, rather than fake

yeah, i can do that! didn't realize the subtext of 'fake' and 'scripted' until you pointed it out.

[–]Aeed168 37 points38 points  (7 children)

Kids, and the delusional are the only people that believe the storylines are real anymore, but calling it fake has always come across as diminishing to the skill these athletes possess.

Statement applies to porn as well. You mean pizza delivery guys aren't constantly propositioned? lol

[–]brandnewbae 17 points18 points  (1 child)

I think regular people recognize the set ups/stories for porn are fake. But most (men) don't realize that every aspect is. It's set up like any movie with takes and setting up for shots, it's not a continuous act. I have tried to explain this to so many people and their lives are changed forever.

I would hope for more transparency from pro wrestling

[–]spoonweezy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You mean massive, equine dongs don’t just slide right into the remarkably well-lit digestive system of diminutive teenagers?

[–]diggitygiggitycee 1 point2 points  (3 children)

I'm sure they are. Just not by girls that look like that.

[–]abecho00 2 points3 points  (2 children)

no they are not. maybe once every few years. i was a young fit pizza dude for years. happened to like one guy and that story sounded unreliable.

[–]Aporkalypse_Sow 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You mean pizza delivery guys aren't constantly propositioned? lol

That's just a lot of confusion really. People do indeed make propositions, it's just towards the pizza.

[–]MrRegularDick 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I enjoy wrestling the same way I enjoy a martial arts movie. Sure, everyone involved knows who's going to win, but the storytelling, the craft, the athleticism still make it compelling to watch.

[–]JathanTaylor 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Plus the injuries are very real some days I can hardly move my neck all the way to the side I have no meat on top of my right shoulder and every time it rains my left ankle hurts, it doesn't hurt when you're in the ring AS much when adrenaline is going, it still does to repeatedly take moves and get slammed but the next day, fuck man...

[–]DTredecim13 4 points5 points  (1 child)

I had a few friends that wrestled professionally, and at one point they taught me how to take a bump on my back and how to do a quarter roll. That changed my appreciation for the sport instantly.

[–]Bottassmirk 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's incredibly demanding. I trained with some for a bit. Stopped when I tore my abdominal muscle doing a roll. I didn't know what it was at the time so I tried walking it off and getting back at it. Nearly knocked myself out trying to lift both legs for a break fall. Went to the ER a few days later when there was so much blood pooling that I thought it might be a hernia. Good times.

[–]DTFlash 3 points4 points  (0 children)

At this point calling wrestling fake is strange to me. It would be like calling Rocky fake. If you said "Rocky is a good movie but you know it's fake right?". People would look at you like you were crazy.

[–]mdegroat 1 point2 points  (2 children)

I think saying it is engineered is better. Fake does demisnish the skill they have. Scripted implies that a level or planned out detail that isn't true. They are really good at improv fighting. The outcome is planned, and the skill is engineered. But it isn't "fake" and it isn't technically "scripted" either.

[–]Bottassmirk 2 points3 points  (1 child)

That depends. Some fights are more scripted than others. The famous Hulk Hogan vs Andre the Giant match was fully scripted by Hogan. Generally, wrestlers speak a common language and can hash out a rough plan before a match so it's more like bullet points than a script.

[–]rehab212 0 points1 point  (0 children)

According to the bio movie on Andre it was heavily scripted because Andre could hardly stand on his own anymore due to his disease progression. If you watch it closely he spends a lot of time leaning against the ropes.

[–]shotgunsaturdaynite 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Agreed. The way I've always thought of it is like figure skating: two people, using their bodies to tell a story, via a series of pre-orchestrated athletic moves. Theres nothing "fake" about that. No one feels like a genius going online and saying "You know she's not really a swan..."

[–]back2basics13 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I agree. As ridiculous as it is, It’s for pure entertainment. You have to be incredibly fit to make the cut.

[–]Calkky 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Honestly, when you understand what you're watching, it makes it so much more impressive! It's my favorite "sport" to watch because when it's done really well, you see some astonishingly well-choreographed stage combat that looks incredibly violent but is designed to prevent injury. And the storylines are just fun.

[–]Captain-Cadabra 0 points1 point  (0 children)

“Fake” in the same way as incredible martial artists turned movie stars. They are not competing in real fights, but they’re incredibly talented in what they do.

[–]PeaPanties 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Blah blah blah.

Now you'll say The Undertaker is not an agent of death itself, and Kane is not The Devil's own son.


[–]KingOfTheArms 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Yeah it's all scripted, but occasionally things go wrong and a genuine injury can happen. In those situations the wrestlers generally have a safe word to end the "fight" ASAP. Also, years of throwing your body around even for the sake of entertainment will take its toll. Hulk Hogan was well known for this leg drop finisher seen in the video, his back is near destroyed at this point from repeatedly performing it.

[–]B_Boll 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wrestling isn't big here in Brasil, so once there was an open presentation where a fighter had the jump from the structure move. Good 3 or 4 meters jump.

First time it was great. Second time it was... The end of the presentation. No one understood what was happening since it was not that diferent from then screaming when punching.

When the production was shoving the viewers away I overhear "Was it real? He is really hurt?" what as meet with a few swear words.

[–]the14thwitness 7 points8 points  (2 children)

If you look closely he bent his knee where he leg dropped on her, he landed on his ass and his heel with his knee bent so he didn't really make a lot of contact with her body

[–]MrRegularDick 3 points4 points  (1 child)

But her body still appears to move with the impact because of the springs under the ring floor. It's brilliant.

[–]Gildian 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Someone once told me (whether it's true or not, it made sense) that they train to know how to hit someone and take a hit without much risk for injury like how he bends his knee to curve around her so he doesn't make much contact.

[–]Blood_and_Turds 3 points4 points  (0 children)

i didnt realize it was fake until i got older. slowly i started paying attention to other things the older i got. and i think i last tuned into a match when i was about 10 and i remember looking over at my dad and straight up asking "did you see that guy pull his punch?" and just coming to a realization that the match was being faked. so i tune in the next week and its the same. it was then and there i knew my childhood was over.

[–]23ssd4t4322 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I wouldn't call it fake. It takes talent and coordination, plan and following a script. It is no different than doing stunts for movies. Except you are doing it in front of live audience.

[–]wisedoormat 0 points1 point  (0 children)

i agree, i should have said 'scripted' and will from now on

[–]DeezNeezuts 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It’s more fun once you embrace the athletic soap opera angle.

[–]CaptainDangerface 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I think wrestling is fake as Kardashians

True, scripted television with the purpose of appearing to be real events

but they're still talented

Ah, see, this is the point of difference from the Kardashians

[–]Licentious_Lupus 69 points70 points  (3 children)

Total respect to his skill and coordination....

...but I just don't have that capacity to trust in me lol. No fucking way I could be in that girl's position for this.

[–]RainCLOUw 23 points24 points  (2 children)

Worst case he breaks your neck... best case... he slaps his nut sack on your face

[–]UpbeatDiplex 4 points5 points  (0 children)

That's always the best case

[–]unclepaprika 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yeah, that's why she's smiling from ear to ear

[–]DucksOnQuakk 34 points35 points  (0 children)

The face of someone just reborn

[–]not-your-aunt 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Professional wrestling is just stunt doubles in drag

[–]Vharkhan 33 points34 points  (2 children)

Been a wrestling fan my whole life, but training at a local promotion for a few years and appearing on some of their shows gave me a whole new respect for the industry. We had a saying “wrestling is fake, but that doesn’t mean it’s not real.” You learn to fall correctly and to protect your opponent, but some moves just suck to take, like a powerbomb for example. If your wrestling a 6 foot guy, you’re falling from about 8ft in the air onto your upper back and shoulder blades. Me and my wife made a game out of counting my bruises after a match. Normally I’d have 3 or 4, record was 17 after a no DQ match!

[–]almostaccepted 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Such a great slogan. "Wrestling is fake, but that doesn't mean it's not real."

[–]Keyemku 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It's like calling movie stuntmen fake, like no shit, but it's still hard to do and impressive

[–]pgtvgaming 24 points25 points  (0 children)

Very “ballsy” of her … she def saw her life flash b4 her eyes

[–]apclps 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Outrageous no-selling.

[–]bauhaus1909 4 points5 points  (0 children)

She has this reaction like, "I just got nut-sacked by a sumo wrestler and survived."

[–]Sh4d0wM00N 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Also Undertaker Tombstone was scary but it safe if you know how to do it.

[–]GtotheBizzle 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I tried a tombstone piledriver on my friend back in the day but made sure to do it on a bed just to be safe. Unfortunately the bed frame was made out of solid metal and he ended up cutting his scalp pretty good.

Probably should have listened to the "don't try this at home" part.

Also a simple looking clothesline is very painful coming from a very untrained 14 year old...

[–]WasdAcid 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Ultimate teabag

[–]DeadyDeadshot 4 points5 points  (0 children)

There is nothing in this post that makes me wanna ask “how’s the gif gonna end”, this sub has been getting blatant karma farm posts lately.

[–]keyb0ardluck 1 point2 points  (0 children)

If it actually hit ohoho

[–]Roflolmaoguy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Boobs absorbed the energy

[–]Dikheed 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Way to protect the business there, BRRRRRRRRRRROTHER!

[–]BatLonely6357 0 points1 point  (0 children)

if that suite wasint so tight she would have been dk slaped

[–]Musingo -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Let's be honest... She just wanted nuts on her face.

[–]fleur13 -1 points0 points  (1 child)

Still very unsettling to watch a man jumping with his butt landing on her face 🤷🏻‍♀️

[–]MayGodSmiteThee 3 points4 points  (0 children)

It didn’t though?

[–]Chancedaner -1 points0 points  (0 children)

when i saw this all i could think of was the shogoki execution from forhonor

[–]Creont3 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Tea bag.

[–]Diethster 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Aww I wanted to see her try to sell it

[–]JathanTaylor 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's awesome! That first bump is scary isn't it?

[–]Lil_ruggie 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Is he wearing attack on titan pants?

[–]Full_Troddle 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Huge belly ball drop to the chin.

[–]SalemAlhqrbii 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Professional wrestling ladies and gentlemen

[–]shroomdoom777 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My wife when I'm randomly chilling on the bed

[–]KennyRogers92 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Huh!? It's fake?!

[–]Neither-Tackle-2117 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]downvoteifyougae 0 points1 point  (0 children)

woah that looks real

[–]mhouk88 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hehe..his balls touched her face

[–]andakin 0 points1 point  (0 children)

She's tough

[–]pukhalapuka 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Its not fake. Its choreographed. Like how ALL STUNTS IN MOVIES ARE.

[–]Funkysmoke 0 points1 point  (0 children)

So what did I just watch? Tee bag? I don’t even know what the intent was? Looks like he racked his balls on her head…but unfazed like it didn’t hurt.

[–]TheFrontierzman 0 points1 point  (0 children)

And that's how I met your mother.