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Re: What is the appeal of "wrasslin'"?

I think it's funny you'd say we like "Wrasslin" when it's the WWE's product that is the most looked down upon.

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Re: What is the appeal of "wrasslin'"?

I've casually watched ROH for a few years and even though I don't know the storylines there's still a lot of psychology and storytelling in the matches. The matches also feel more real. Same with japanese wrestling. It's a different style, but it's totally awesome.

We occasionally saw it in WWE...kurt angle/shawn michaels/benoit etc all knew how to work it into their WWE style matches. They move transitions are much more intelligent and spontaneous than wwe style of irish whipping and picking guys up to do random wrestling moves.

First time I saw ROH, CZW, Chikara, NJPW I realized what I was missing out on. It's definitely a higher quality wrestling and I can appreciate it. I don't know why more wrestling fans don't branch out. It's all wrestling. I even love CZW's deathmatches with pointless violence and weapons.

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Watch the Hiroshi Tanahashi vs Kuzichika Okada or whatever the Okada's first name is. I have NO idea who Okada is and don't watch NJPW weekly daily.. i just watch their matches with my favorite guys. But if you watch that match from just this past week... it was brilliant and awesome. If a wrestling fan doesn't like it they must be a kid who adores John Cena hogging up TV time because it was so much better than anything I've seen from the WWE(different product so I'm not knocking on them) and the story was told 100% in the ring. On top of that, Wrestling is damn near religious in Japan and they take it more seriously than North Korean threats.

All in all, what interests me is good/great wrestling and entertainment. I'd watch WWE if it was actually interesting but it hasn't been interesting since the Ruthless Aggression era.
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I'd much rather see a good match with no story than a horrible match that has a story.
That's one of the biggest oxymorons I've read. The art of professional wrestling is in the storytelling. It's why people rant and rave about a 40-something Shawn Michaels Vs. a 50-something Ric Flair instead of an in-their-athletic prime Davey Richards Vs. Eddie Edwards.
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Re: What is the appeal of "wrasslin'"?

To me, pro wrestling (ESPECIALLY the in-ring aspect) is performance art. Not all of it is GOOD performance art, but that's the case for any type of art (and who doesn't love watching a trainwreck sometimes?). I love in-ring storytelling as much as the written storytelling. The way great wrestlers can tell a story just with their bodies isn't an easy task, at all, and watching it unfold can be beautiful to watch. Of course, the best is when the in-ring and the written come together, but sometimes a single match can tell it all, even if you don't have the context.

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Re: What is the appeal of "wrasslin'"?

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That's one of the biggest oxymorons I've read. The art of professional wrestling is in the storytelling. It's why people rant and rave about a 40-something Shawn Michaels Vs. a 50-something Ric Flair instead of an in-their-athletic prime Davey Richards Vs. Eddie Edwards.
True but thats also have to do with the characters/wrestlers. It worked because it was Flair and HBK
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Re: What is the appeal of "wrasslin'"?

First off, using the word "wrasslin" is dumb and stupid.

Now, the reason why the in-ring portion of wrestling is appealing to me is that it is entertaining to see two or more people fight each other using flashy looking moves and holds. Sure, wrestling is not real but if the wrestlers are doing a great job in having a great match that uses in-ring storytelling and effective crowd psychology, they can immerse me into the match and make me forget that it's not real.

Now, I can't speak for everyone but some people would rather watch a wrestling match than an MMA or Boxing match despite MMA and boxing being real and wrestling not being real because wrestling matches are always designed to be entertaining.

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True but thats also have to do with the characters/wrestlers. It worked because it was Flair and HBK
It worked because they told a story in the ring. They didn't need to dump themselves on their heads 20 times or beat the shit out of eachother for real to get a reaction out of the crowd and create an epic moment.
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