Originally Posted by Laughable Chimp
This is more of a general wrestling topic, not a WWE topic but I figured this was the best place to ask it.
Does comedy wrestling have a place?
Have you ever had this happen to you? So you're watching a wrestling show. All the matches are presented as legitimately as possible. Everything's going great, stakes are high, you're hyped for the main event. Then, all of a sudden, comes a comedy match and it's just so ridiculous that it takes you out of the whole event. You've got all these serious matches, and suddenly there's a comedy match that just completely destroys your sense of disbelief, not just for the match, but for the entire event.
On the other hand, as someone who's been watching every match in the G1 so far, I've come to really enjoy and actually anticipate a Yano match. There's only so much serious epic matches I can watch before I start to get bored of it. Yano's matches are different. They're funny in a sea of seriousness and I enjoy that. Just an example of me enjoying a comedy match in cards that's mostly serious.
What's your opinion? Is there a place for comedy wrestling in the higher levels of wrestling? Does it mess with your suspense of disbelief too much or are you able to enjoy it in spite of that?
Absolutely, yes. 100%. I argue that it's mandatory and necessary for wrestling to exist. This is how you answer "you know it's fake, right?". Wrestling should be a mix of entertainment, not just two people trying to make something fake look real. There must be a balance.
I argue this a lot and have reference comedy matches as some of my favorite. There is a Summer Rae & Fandango v Emma and Santino Marella match from NXT
which is a favorite match of mine because of how well they incorporate comedy. "You can't take it seriously" is the point of the comedy match. You take it for comedy and entertainment, not a serious fight.
I think most people are thinking of WWE skits when you reference "comedy". But, there is actual matches with legit wrestlers who instead of going for technician and "I'm a better wrestler" do funny reversals, fail reasonable spots. Incorporating little fake outs and stalls can be comedic without going overboad.
I hate comedy matches/spots.
They aren't funny and are a waste of time.
Imagine ever thinking those wrestlers were comedy wrestlers ayy lmao
In general, I sometimes see people try to justify what shitters like Colt Cabana, Joey Ryan, & Grado do and point to Angle, Rock, Edge, Christian, Jericho etc did and go "but when they did it.."
When they did what? Having comedic segments and being able to cut a humorous promo doesn't mean you then follow that up by wrestling like a fool. And none of those guys really did that.
Those guys did some funny stuff on the mic and backstage, but when the bell rang they went to work and left the comedy backstage.
I don't remember many comedic spots in any of Kurt's matches or any comedic spots when E&C where trying to kill themselves along with the Hardys & Dudleys.
Colt was exactly who I thought of. I think comedy needs to be slipped into matches, but not always slapstick.
I don't think any dislikes comedy wrestling. I think people dislike bad comedy wrestling; and, all of WWE's comedy wrestling is bad comedy wrestling. Make this thread in the Other Wrestling and tons of people will love it.