Proud AEW mark
Whatever WWE considers itself to be I don’t like
Try watching MMAHonestly, I don’t get as much thrill/adrenaline as I do when I watch professional wresting at its best.
WALTER vs Ilja Dragunov II, Edge vs Seth Rollins from Smackdown last week, Daniel Bryan vs Kofi Kingston from Wrestlemania 35, and Kenny Omega vs Christian Cage from All Out are great examples of that off the top of my head.
I'm not sure where you got these definitions from, but promos and vignettes have 100% played a part of Pro Wrestling since before Vince McMahon coined that ridiculous term. Pro Wrestling had drama and wrestlers had to have charisma.If I had to come up with my own definition of both it'd be
Pro Wrestling: A bigger focus on the athletic side of things and a larger emphasis on the in ring product, drama and characters take a backseat in favour of the physical aspect. The matches are the most prevalent part of the show.
Sports Entertainment: A bigger focus on the drama side of things, larger emphasis on promos, characters vignettes, the in ring stuff takes a backseat in favour of the acting. Promos and vignettes are the most prevalent aspect of the show.
Which do you prefer and why?
But you are describing something that does not exist, which wrestling company is close to look real or has been? Wrestling is fake and gay even when you try it not to be,Professional wrestling for me. For me, I feel like an 80/20 split seems reasonable for the wrestling vs. promos that make up a wrestling promotion. I get more into it when the wrestlers are presented as elite athletes and the matches are presented as competition instead of wrestlers being presented as actors and matches being presented as performances. This would also imply that wrestlers look legitimate physically and their skill set matches it. This would also mean that silly moves like the People's Elbow, the Worm, and Five Knuckle Shuffle should not be part of the industry. You can still have time dedicated to trash talk and cutting promos to help build the product, but the in-ring action should do most of the talking.