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I enjoyed pro wrestling growing up and the years between 1993-2003. When I finally learned that it was a scripted show I lost interest. I've been trying to get back into but I don't know if I'll ever feel the same. I also hate seeing them take a 2 or 3 hour show and half of it is mic work. I mean if you have the charisma of The Rock or Stone Cold & Jericho it's interesting, but everyone is so boring now.
 

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Ive kinda felt it was more interesting after learning it was scripted, I think : p I mean growing up, I didnt care about whether or not it was real, it was just fun to see bigger than life characters battle it out over whatever issue theu wrre facing at the time, haha.

And I mean a part of you knows it isnt "real", I mean its not like the undertaker was really undead. I only ever cared about it being real because other people would criticize it for not being real, as if you were dumb for not liking it. I never knew how to respond to such a thing, I mean I wasnt gonna argue that it was real, but I never really understood how to explain wrestling, or why I liked it. After learning its all scripted, with professionals performing the stunt work as well as the acting, it all kinda made sense. I didnt have to treat it like a sport, the whole thing is a show, and its okay that its a show : p If I can suspend my disbelief when playing a video game, I should be able to do so with wrestling, haha.
Also, I feel the same way about wrestling today mostly. Like even just looking at pictures of them, I dont like what I see. I always liked seeing those big guys with long hair acting like supernatural beings, but nowadays it seems that average sized guys with gelled hair are whats cool, and they dont capture my imagination. I get that people are bored of slow moving matches and wanna see fast performers who do alot of movement, and thats fine. Its just that for me, those bigger than the average man characters were a part of what made the show fun, for me.
Ive seen some of them though, and they are good and are fun to watch. But at some point it also reminds me that I miss what wrestling used to look like, haha.
 

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I'm someone who's into the behind the scenes sort of stuff and so knowing that wrestling isn't real isn't a problem for me and in fact probably makes it more interesting for me. I like hearing crazy backstage stories and also learning about the wrestlers as people kind of makes me end up being more invested in them and their character. It is a bit of a double edge sword since most wrestlers, especially from the 80s and 90s, aren't exactly saints.

And also, a good wrestling match can really lure you in and make you forget it's fake completely.
 

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though on a more serious note, I really need to go and have a sit down with that particular era of wrestling since I haven't actually done so. That being said, I still think nwo was the better faction up until they ran it into the ground.

@Angler of Lake Asparagus I've tried to grow out my hair a few times but it always turns into dry straw. Hair advice pls???
 
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Does anyone here is going to watch Dominion this saturday ?
It has fucking Kenny Omega vs Kazuchika Okada in a 2-3 falls match, Jericho vs Testuya Naito, Will Ospreay vs Hiromu Takahashi and The Bullet Club vs Rey Mysterio Hiroshi Tanahashi and Justin Thunder Liger among a lot of others exciting matches.

LOL NJPW is the only main wrestling promotion I'm following now (with some other japanese promotions and a little bit of ROH as well).
 

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Vader passed away on monday after healing from heart surgery.

Rest in peace, Vader.
So I've heard... it's pretty hard for me to take in since I've been reading his twitter for like the past year or so and he was always showing so much spirit in trying to overcome his condition.
 

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Yeah, same actually. I remember when he shared the scar from his surgery on twitter and celebrated. Was sad to learn this news.

He was a talented performer, not many men his size can pull off a moonsult, haha. I hear he was never accepted into wwe hall of fame before his passing, this makes me sad.
 

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Mick Foley apparently pushed really hard to get him inducted when he first heard of his condition, specifically in hopes that he could be inducted within the limited time he had left, but I guess the message didn't get through. At least he'll pretty much assuredly get a posthumous induction now.
 

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Mick Foley apparently pushed really hard to get him inducted when he first heard of his condition, specifically in hopes that he could be inducted within the limited time he had left, but I guess the message didn't get through. At least he'll pretty much assuredly get a posthumous induction now.
It's pretty interesting to see what the WWE Hall of Fame means to different people. A lot of people dismiss it as a sham Hall of Fame due to the celebrity wing and the fact that there is no actual "hall" you can go to.

That being said, it seems to mean something to certain wrestlers, and it seems fans enjoy seeing their heroes be recognized and celebrated.
 
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