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Old 01-23-2013, 11:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just don't understand this, Why the underwear tights? Isn't just too much? lol. That's the first thing people come across watching wrestling is "Why are these two grown men wrestling in underwear?"

Why can't they wear pants like HBK, Eddie, Benoit, etc.
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Old 01-24-2013, 12:01 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Real men wear undies on live television.
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Old 01-24-2013, 12:02 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Real men wear undies on live television.
No, It's just wtf are they thinking? lol
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Default Re: Why do most wrestlers wear underwear tights?

I pretty much agree. It MUST be helpful to performing the maneuvers. Cuz you're right, no matter how ridiculous/dumb it makes some viewers (myself included), some of us just think it looks ridiculous, and so many non-wrestling fans make fun of it (which hurts the product's growth... no pun intended).
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Because it allows for more flexibility and generally its literally cooler because you'll be doing alot of running around and its just more comfortable.
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The roots of tights date back to the beginning of time with wrestling being one of the original 'sports'. The idea is that there isn't any extra material to grab onto with two men trying to prove who is the better.
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The roots of tights date back to the beginning of time with wrestling being one of the original 'sports'. The idea is that there isn't any extra material to grab onto with two men trying to prove who is the better.
But in fake entertainment wrestling, half the rules are just for the purposes of creating controversy. Grabbing tights, rope breaks (so you didn't actually kick out or get out of the hold), no closed fist strikes except its barely enforced, ten second countout rather than DQ if a guy purposely ran away. I don't know if you're saying this is a reason to have short tights or not, I'm just saying that today grabbing tights is a plus for pro wrestling.
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Well, men used to wrestle naked back in ancient Greece, I believe...
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But in fake entertainment wrestling, half the rules are just for the purposes of creating controversy. Grabbing tights, rope breaks (so you didn't actually kick out or get out of the hold), no closed fist strikes except its barely enforced, ten second countout rather than DQ if a guy purposely ran away. I don't know if you're saying this is a reason to have short tights or not, I'm just saying that today grabbing tights is a plus for pro wrestling.
It's a throwback or tradition if you will. It still serves purpose, but we also see how the modern evolution of pro-wrestling has moved away from the traditional gear (trunks, boots, elbow & knee pads). The loose rules are drama now, whereas in years past, pro-wrestling was still 'sold' as a real sport.
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Kofi has the ideal ring gear. A couple inches longer than normal tights is the way to go
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