Learning to break kayfabe
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Why shoots can be bad
Was discussing with a friend and came up with this:
I thought Punk easily won the promo in the eyes of anybody that's not 10. I've nearly stopped watching all together at this point, and this is the first one I've watched on TV in months. Punk just absolutely shined a 100 watt light on everything that is wrong with the current wrestling product, and Rock just came out and handed him a 150 watt bulb. You can't have a guy who is obviously going to pander to the fans go out there to reply to a guy who just pointed out why that is stupid.
Actually Punk didn't point out what is wrong with current wrestling, he just pointed out what is wrong with wrestling now that I think about it. That's the risk you take when you let someone go off like that. I mean yeah, it's good for some oohs, but at the expense of your product. If you're really going to keep this PG crap, I could step in the ring with anybody in the company and absolutely verbally tear them to pieces as long as I'm free to say what I want. At the end of the day, your product isn't real, and everyone has to work to keep up the front. When you let a guy do a "shoot" like that, it's just too easy to poke holes in the facade that is professional wrestling. Then you have the Rock come out and try to apply band aids everywhere by doing his professional wrestling thing, but that only works for people that can't think.