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How intelligent do wrestlers have to be?

It's not easy putting on matches of 30 minutes or longer and memorizing 15 minute promos.
Being a truly great wrestler has to require an impressive amount of intelligence, doesn't it?
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Re: How intelligent do wrestlers have to be?

And thats why in order to succeed in WWE you need to be more than just a wrestler, jut must be a performer and an an entertainer, dont believe me? Ask Hogan and The Rock and Cena.
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Re: How intelligent do wrestlers have to be?

You need at least a 180 IQ to be a professional wrestler. These guys are all clearly smarter than aerospace engineers.
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Re: How intelligent do wrestlers have to be?

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You need at least a 180 IQ to be a professional wrestler. These guys are all clearly smarter than aerospace engineers.
I'm not saying you have to be a genius, but are there any stupid yet successful wrestlers?
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Re: How intelligent do wrestlers have to be?

Look at some of the great performers from the wrestling world and compare them to greats from other sports, you will find wrestlers are often wiser and more articulate.



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Re: How intelligent do wrestlers have to be?

Depends..If you´re content with the CZW blood and stuff, then you don´t have to be intelligent. (on the contrary, being stupid is a bonus, why would you do that to yourself?)
But if you want to make it big, then at least normal intellect is required. You don´t have to be a genius, not all actors are, and neither is all athletes, so why should a wrestler? You just has to have a mind for the business, and be good at working both in ring and mic.
Funny thing that i´ve noticed; A LOT of wrestlers are really creative and/or smart outside the ring. Lawler is a good painter, Jeff Hardy writes music, paints, Rhino is running for office, Kane is a politician (Citizen X), Raven has a genius level intellect, and I don´t have to remind anyone about Jericho; Author, Actor, Singer - and yet they all chose to be a wrestler, despite the fact that they probably could´ve succeeded in a job that´s not so hard on their bodies
Makes you think...
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Re: How intelligent do wrestlers have to be?

Depends on definition of stupid, Hulk qualify on a lot of points when it comes to that category. If he has a high IQ it's very well hidden.
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I'm not saying you have to be a genius, but are there any stupid yet successful wrestlers?
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