Post by Sumbody Gon' Get Dey Kneelift on Dec 26, 2007 9:41:22 GMT -5
I find it very, very irritating to me when people refer to wrestling as "fake." I don't believe it to be "fake." I hate that term, primarily because these days WWE presents itself as a TV show, and nothing more, complete with supernatural hijinks and intentional-near-murder.
People don't refer to "24" as fake. They don't complain that the poorly choreographed fights in "Heroes" look "fake."
And yet, somehow Kiefer Sutherland manages not to break his freaking neck, or go home from work sore every time he hits the set.
I've always used the term "staged," because I feel it captures the risk factor while acknowledging the fact that it's just a TV show.
We've all probably had this conversation. What term do you use, and why?
Post by thesunbeast on Dec 26, 2007 11:18:22 GMT -5
Unforunately, most people will believe that wrestling is 100% fake, but it's the injuries that are real. I'm always encountering people who still think it's 1986 and feel like It's all 100% fake and that they have just figured it out and most people that don't agree with them think it's 100% real.
Complete with "Ketchup" logic and everything. It's painfull.
I can't stand whin I'm watching with someone and someone gets hit in the head with a chair with a loud BOOM, and the guy says "wow, how did they do that!?".
Post by Big Daddy Bad Booking on Dec 26, 2007 11:30:40 GMT -5
I'd put together choices 2-4 as "choreographed", but I believe wrestling is 99% real, as most punches are pulled and most kicks to the gut too. People piss me off when they say wrestling is fake, because people are too arrogant to realize that people not only make a living at what they do, but they also get injured on the job. I respect the wrestlers for travelling 300 days a year to entertain fans coast-to-coast and continents the world over, and that is the kicker most people do not get.