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« on: March 21, 2021, 02:30:12 PM »

Ok is there anybody here that still watches besides me??
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Re: WWE
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2021, 03:47:10 PM »

Is the WWE even considered a sport or is it just a reality show?

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Re: WWE
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2021, 10:40:10 PM »

Is the WWE even considered a sport or is it just a reality show?
It’s “sports entertainment” , but the entertainment is first. And people say it’s “fake”, I mean yeah it’s scripted.. But people have gotten injured or died from it soooo
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Re: WWE
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2021, 11:46:44 PM »

People have also died trying to preform scripted stunts in movies.  Athletic endeavor I could see, but definitely not a sporting competition.  There has to be an element of an actual competition that whatever WWF is called now to qualify as a sport. 
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Re: WWE
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2021, 01:23:06 AM »

Loved it 1986-2009 off and on...not so much after about 2003.  Can't stand it anymore.  I wish it was the way it used to be.
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Re: WWE
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2021, 08:46:33 AM »

I’m one of the people who only watched it during the Attitude Era.

I still laugh at “It’s Me, Austin!” and JR’s reply to it.
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Re: WWE
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2021, 06:30:26 AM »

I am old enough to remember the AWA back before WWE (or more accurately back then, the WWF) took all their good wrestlers. I basically lost interest by college in 1991. I had a roommate for the spring 1992 semester who had a giant collection of WWF VHS tapes and thought it was mandatory that I watch them. I remember telling him I thought it was poor taste.
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Re: WWE
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2021, 07:09:44 PM »

I still watch it because I love wrestling and don't have cable so I can't watch AEW only Smackdown.
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Re: WWE
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2021, 09:02:39 AM »

People have also died trying to preform scripted stunts in movies.  Athletic endeavor I could see, but definitely not a sporting competition.  There has to be an element of an actual competition that whatever WWF is called now to qualify as a sport. 

This.  This is just not a sport.  It is play acting. 

A few years ago, ESPN had a deal to cover wrestling like it was real, on Sports Center.  To their credit a lot of the media commentators called them out on this.  ESPN responded with the typical “well TV and the movies are scripted too” line.  To which the comeback was “yes, and CBS News doesn’t include reports about how Sam Hanna or Jethro Gibbs saved the world from nuclear destruction”.  ESPN backed down.

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Re: WWE
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2021, 10:11:59 AM »

I’m one of the people who only watched it during the Attitude Era.

I still laugh at “It’s Me, Austin!” and JR’s reply to it.

Yeah, I was hooked on it during that time and tapered off in the mid-2000's. I still like to watch old matches from back then. I used to subscribe to the WWE Network for that purpose (along with watching Austin's Broken Skull Sessions), but then they moved everything to Peacock. :banghead:

There's a documentary that Undertaker & WWE came out with last year called The Last Ride. I highly recommend it.
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