Acknowledged by SCOTT STEINER
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: West NewBURY
Re: Punk & Heyman mocking King's heart attack
I'm going to say this and then I'm done.
In response to comments like "This is trashy TV", "I'd be embarrassed to show this to a non-wrestling fan", and "This is why wrestling gets a bad rap"...Guess what?
Pro Wrestling is not some high-brow or sophisticated form of entertainment, nor will it ever be. It will never be respected by the mainstream ever again (When it was, it was still horrible television but indicative of the public consciousness at the time), and it will never be socially acceptable for anyone over the age of 12 to watch.
If you think or have ever thought otherwise, you are delusional. Wrestling will never not have a "bad rap". Some of you desperately want wrestling to be viewed as cool again by people that matter so you can validate your love for it and flaunt your fandom publicly.
Pro Wrestling is cheesy, corny, and ridiculous when you really stop and think about it. A high percentage of you still hide the fact that you watch it from your friends and family, and even your girlfriend (those of you that have them). Yet you have the audacity to take a moral high ground and whine about how you could never show this to a "casual". You are ashamed of the genre to begin with, so you can't really point fingers can you?
To them, we might as well be watching Power Rangers and Saturday Morning cartoons in our pajamas. It's a rather childish hobby that we grew up on and still take part in.
If this rustles your jimmies, just pray your friends don't ever see Val Venis getting his dick chopped off, Katie Vick, Mae Young giving birth to a hand, Bossman getting lynched, or the Chairman's daughter getting crucified. You'd never live it down.
Dean Ambrose said it best. To paraphrase: Wrestling is just a bunch of guys in underwear making funny faces. If you've fooled yourself into believing that pro wrestling is somehow above these types of angles, you are taking the genre entirely too seriously.