Originally Posted by Headliner
-Wrestling is hated by the masses because of the silly, phony bullshit they do in storylines. Plus when you have workers in the ring that look like they are "playing fake wrestling" instead of actually wrestling, it's a turn off.
-Former fans that stopped watching stopped because the current product sucks, and there are no bigger than life entertaining characters like before.
Funny you should say that because the "bigger than life" stars are usually the fakest. When I was a kid my Uncle brought to my attention that Hulk Hogan constantly gets punched in the head and doesn't have a black eye or anything. To help me understand...he punched me in the head. That's just BASIC stuff.
When you enter the Attitude Era, you have guys like Kane that can throw fire but can't beat Stone Cold who is regular guy and can't throw fire...it makes no sense. Rock gets hit in the head with a hammer, his ambulance is run over by an 18-wheeler and not only is he alive, he shows up unharmed to the match AND wins! Ridiculous.
The "larger than life" thing is oddly enough the biggest attention grabber and also the one that leaves the business open to criticism. Umaga is 400lbs and Cena can beat him, not once but twice but Kevin Federline can pin Cena no problem. I'll never forget Jimmy Kimmel laughing at that and the first words out of his mouth "Welp, I guess we can safely say wrestling isn't real" the day after Federline pinned Cena. That type of stuff just warms the hearts of haters everywhere.