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WWE CEO Vince McMahon Loses $350 Million, A Third Of His Fortune, In A Day

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  1. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    When McMahon admitted in court that the whole thing is staged I think it immediately took away a segment of the population that was interested in pro-wrestling.

    Prior to that many who thought that some part of wrestling was fake could put that thought aside because no one had come out and blatantly said that it was all choreographed.

    Pro-wrestling wasn't killed but it was certainly injured.

    The movement from a more-wrestling contest to a "let's see who can have the highest-high-point" has made it even more apparent that everything is choreographed.

    I read a story that when Harley Race was just starting in the profession, his father, not once, but twice tried entering the ring (all 5'8" of him) in order to save his son from a "beating". And Harley had told him after the first time it had occurred that he and the other guy in the ring were "partners" and not too worry... but it didn't convince his father that Harley wasn't getting the tar beaten out of him prior to the second time he tried getting into the ring.

    The great ones had the ability to make the whole thing appear real.
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  2. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    I never cared for the move to a 3 hour show that typically runs at least 7-8 minutes long. I simply don't have the patience. So I began recording it. That allows me to skip thru the stuff they repeat, commercials and so on. Now I can get thru Raw in less than 2 hours.
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  3. BoysFan4ever

    BoysFan4ever Well-Known Member

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    A 2 hour show is enough. 3 is just tedious & i just started watching.
  4. BoysFan4ever

    BoysFan4ever Well-Known Member

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    It does not bother me that it is faked or staged. Most everything I watch is. Some of those guys are great athletes. I don't know his name but the guy in all black (there are 3 of them) with the blond/black hair is great. He's agile like a darn cat. And I like that Bray guy for some reason. He has my attention when he's on.
  5. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Seth Rollins of The Shield. He is supposed to be the leader that brought Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose together to form the group. Reigns and Rollins actually held the tag team belts last year until the Rhodes brothers beat them.
  6. BoysFan4ever

    BoysFan4ever Well-Known Member

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    He's very good! Some of the moves he does are amazing. He puts his body out there in the few matches I've seen.
  7. Phoenix

    Phoenix Well-Known Member

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    Totally agree with you. Seth is pretty awesome, and probably a little under appreciated.


    That's what I do too. Watched Raw last night on delay, took me about 1 hr 45 minutes or so :D
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  8. BoysFan4ever

    BoysFan4ever Well-Known Member

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    Of the 3 guys I like Seth the best. He's fun to watch.
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  9. BoysFan4ever

    BoysFan4ever Well-Known Member

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    I am horrible with names but will learn.

    Who is the guy with the really bleached blonde hair? Not a really big guy. He wrestles alone.


    Anyway I like him too. He's fun to watch.
  10. pjtoadie

    pjtoadie Cleveland's #1 Cowboys fan

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    Like a lot of people I grew up watching and loving the WWF in the 80's and 90's. Ultimate Warrior was my favorite wrestler and I was pretty obsessed as an 11 year old kid. I subscribed to the WWF Magazine, had tons of action figures, and ordered all of the PPV's. Once I hit high school I didn't watch it as much but then when the Warrior went to WCW for the short and awful stint that it was I started to really like the WCW. I am now starting to get back into the WWE but I have to say it is nowhere near what it was years ago. Now correct me if I am wrong but it seems there isn't any current wrestler that is as popular as Hogan, Warrior, Stone Cold, or The Rock once was? Daniel Bryan seems popular but even he doesn't seem to have the craze that the other wrestlers I mentioned had. Hopefully the WWE will bounce back in a big way.

    I just signed up for the WWE Network and I am loving it. So far I have watched the Royal Rumble from 1990 and 1991 and the Warrior special. To only pay $9.99 a month for all of the archives and the live PPV's is a great deal imo.
  11. BraveHeartFan

    BraveHeartFan We got a hat. I want a ring.

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    The same reason people watch The Walking Dead, Sons of Anarchy, Breaking Bad, or any other fake TV show, or movie, that is scripted. It's entertainment regardless.
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  12. BraveHeartFan

    BraveHeartFan We got a hat. I want a ring.

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    Could be Dolph Ziggler you're talking about. The guy is super athletic.


    Bray Wyatt yas your attention because he's by far the best thing they have going when it comes to microphone work at this point. That guy is damn good on the mic and one of the few guys in wrestling now that I believe could have wrestled and been a huge star in the 80s and 90s as well because of his ability to talk people into the seats. The guy is great on the mic and for a bigger dude he's pretty athletic as well.
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  13. BoysFan4ever

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    Hey thanks. I think his name is Dolph. I like him.

    And I don't know what that Bray guy is talking about half the time but really like him. If he makes that stuff up that's great. He is chunky but yea you're right. He is athletic. So is the big black headed guy with him.
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  14. AmberBeer

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    That's the stupidest analogy I've ever heard.
  15. AmberBeer

    AmberBeer Well-Known Member

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    Many people watch pro wrestling because they think it's real. After all it's billed as a sporting event. Mouth breathers believe it.
  16. BraveHeartFan

    BraveHeartFan We got a hat. I want a ring.

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    I would be willing to bet that there aren't more than 20 people in the whole world over the age of 10 who actually still believe it's real. It's not even billed as real by the people running the show.

    In the 80's and maybe even the early part of the 90's yeah I'm sure there were still loads and loads of people who thought it was actually real. That's hasn't been the case for the vast majority of people who watch it in a long time.
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  17. AmberBeer

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    So what's the entertainment value in watching it? Grown men pumped up on steroids doing things in the ring that everyone but 10 people know it's fake? Again, where's the entertainment in that?
  18. BoysFan4ever

    BoysFan4ever Well-Known Member

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    I barely have started watching & knew it was staged.

    They are all pretty much good athletes & do things normal folks can't. I find that entertaining so far. There is a lot of silliness involved in just the little I have watched but it's fun.

    I would guess some of it's allure is not overthinking it. They are performing.
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  19. AmberBeer

    AmberBeer Well-Known Member

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    To each his own I guess.
  20. BoysFan4ever

    BoysFan4ever Well-Known Member

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    Yes.

    I have to admit even just starting to watch it that most of those guys are incredible athletes. And pretty good actors too.

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