yes, it’s the perception that I’ve got, that not only they don’t announce it clearly as it is, as they’re not willing to undeceive the fools, but also appears they willingly present it as it was real. As no movie, book, TV series, play do (they call themselves works of fiction; get awards of best fiction, etc). It used to annoy me, but I’m over it, now. I guess life is too short to let be bothered by something I don’t care.
Some wrestlers are offended when someone says wrestling is fake because those people are basically saying that they don’t get hurt, when they do.
people are not saying they don’t get hurt, of course; they are calling it what it is, fiction. That they not only hurt themselves, but they do it in a scripted way, which is to me even more awkward. Like knowing beforehand you’re going to suffer such violence. They’re not saying that the blows are fake, only they’re planned.
About getting hurt, if I already think that boxing is gratuitous violence and wouldn’t promote it in any way, woudn’t go to a combat and that boxers are a bit crazy and without instinct of self-preservation, imagine what I think about the Wrestlers. They are totally maniac and want to destroy their bodys before getting to mid-age (and they die young and made it hard to argue those deaths are not related with the risks of their profession and life style associated with it). And it’s not a phenomenon of the old days (Professional Wrestling Deaths in 2010). Seeing the guys in their 40′s that die like flies with those conditions is appauling.
And I’m in favour of personal liberty, if a guy wants to destroy himself, it’s none of my business, it’s his choice. But after watching those videos, I asked myself if it’s legit to promote such a profession, to promote and organize a show to watch people killing themselves in name of entertainment.
Maybe I reflect too much