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Old 07-14-2010, 03:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Why does wrestling get called white trash?

I'm not white trash at all and people keep calling the shows white trash. I guess it's because of the mullets, it's roots in the south, and music like Nickelback/Kid Rock/Limp Bizkit being played.
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Old 07-14-2010, 03:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Why does wrestling get called white trash?

Wrestling is seen as a form of entertainment for the lower classes, that is why independent wrestling shows appear in dirty little high school gyms, town halls and any other ol building that will have them. These are stereotypically not the types of places that middle/upper class people would be seen associating in. The theatre is streotypically a place where middle/upper class people go to get their fun. Theatres which are well looked after, have better A/C facilities and cost more to attend.

I think that is one of the key stereotypical differences between the classes, working class people enjoy sports and athletism where as middle/upper class people enjoy more of a performance type artsy/farsty type shtick.
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Default Re: Why does wrestling get called white trash?

Because we all are white trash.

Really though I don't know why. When my dad is mad about something and yells at me he always says focus more on getting a job instead of watching wrestling and going on wrestling blogs all the time. He says "that shit is for white trash." Next time he repeats that little line at me when he's mad I'll be sure to ask him why he calls wrestling fans white trash.
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Old 07-14-2010, 03:59 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: Why does wrestling get called white trash?

Was speaking to a friend the other day, he goes to one of the best universities in the UK so you can imagine his social environment. He asked me if wrestling was like the theatre. My response? Yeah, kind of; not quite pitched at the same class though. Wrestling is our theatre. Now, admittedly, having just got an English degree, the actual theatre is also my theatre, but you get my point.

Wrestling gets called white trash for the same reason that theatre is deemed as being solely for upper/upper-middle classes. While there's plenty of spread in terms of the type of people, the contrast between the loftier theatre and the simpler wrestling is still clear to see. And, besides, the theatre started out as being for the uneducated masses; it was simply adopted by the social higher ups afterwards, and now wrestling is there to fill that gap for us.
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Default Re: Why does wrestling get called white trash?

Never heard wrestling being called this.

Is it more often used in America?
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Default Re: Why does wrestling get called white trash?

The irony of theater being for the upper class, amuses me actually. Theater was originally for the people and most tickets sold during Shakespeare's time were to the ground-lings, aka the normal people who didn't get cushions or possibly even a chair/bench to sit on. So it's really quite funny that all the people who think they're better than us for reading Shakespeare and Marlowe(both of whom I've read for fun), and go to the theater(which I do go to when I can scrimp and save enough) do so because they're reading and attending plays that were, themselves, looked down upon by elitist pricks like the people of today. The truth is Shakespeare is only the legend he is today because Elizabeth the I had the same sense of humor as the ground-lings.

One generation's crap for white trash is a later generation's elite classic theater. Of course, the people who look down on us will take the same attitude of the people who looked down on Shakespeare's fans and claim it's different. At least what THEY love was actually good.
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Old 07-14-2010, 04:46 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Default Re: Why does wrestling get called white trash?

It's called white trash?

That's hilarious, considering Wrestling is almost a religion Japan and Eastern Canada (the polar opposites of "white trash" society), and it is a religion in Mexico (dare you to compare a "white trash American" to a Mexican).
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Old 07-14-2010, 04:52 PM   #8 (permalink)
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It's called white trash?

That's hilarious, considering Wrestling is almost a religion Japan and Eastern Canada (the polar opposites of "white trash" society), and it is a religion in Mexico (dare you to compare a "white trash American" to a Mexican).
If you live in the United States Of America, then it gets called "white trash". A sterotype non fans like to say.
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Old 07-14-2010, 05:08 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Default Re: Why does wrestling get called white trash?

It is white trash because of a.) the carny aspect. it was basically started off by carnies, who booked fake fights unbeknownst to the patrons to take advantage of people. b.) the whole idea of it is stupid and insulting to peoples intelligence to have fake wrestling matches and bad acting by a bunch of dumb ex bouncers and Junior college football players. c.) a lot of white trash people LOVE wrestling. Not so much anymore since TV wrestling and WWE, but at its core, it is still a traveling carny show, much like those shitty carnivals with the gravitron and the giant slide/w burlap bags. high income areas have no time for that shit.

I don't consider myself white trash, but I definitely have some WT tendencies. I like wrestling, and I will have a couple funnel cakes at a carnival. I also have a masters degree, love art and play a lot of golf. It is all a matter of whether you have the balls to just enjoy stupid entertainment and tell people who look down their nose at you to go fuck themselves, it is a perception thing. A lot of wealthy, educated people put on an act to keep up appearances, and have way less fun than everyone else. believe me, in their hearts they would rather see flaming tables than be at the cocktail party in the country club's new rose garden.
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Default Re: Why does wrestling get called white trash?

Cause some people feel insecure around someone that likes something they hate. Name calling is the only way they are capable of dealing with it. So next time they call you white trash you should hit them with a steel chair.
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