Everyone know why we male fans watch it - because we're a bunch of angry, violent misfits who aren't smart enough to do anything more constructive with our time (this is the stereotype, not my real opinion). So, why do women watch it? I mean, how often do you see a beautiful woman with soft hair, a pretty face and legs to die for holding up a "Cena rules" sign?
Well, several of my girlfriends have liked wrestling. Not always enough to go to the shows (because around here the wrestling fans are jerks at the shows, pretty much) but we'd get PPVs together, watch the weekly shows on TV, and even play the games on the computer and PS2.
Sometimes, I stream. It's rarely entertaining. twitch.tv/Gaeric
Post by akkountent on Dec 28, 2006 12:25:08 GMT -5
^ Actually, at a RAW house show I attended last night, I saw many beautiful 18-25 yr old women by themselves cheering not only Cena, but most of the WWE superstars. I even saw alot of mothers w/ their 8-12 yr olds really getting into the action.
I think there are a few reasons:
1. Muscular men w/ no shirts on in tight shorts / jeans - I have several female family members who tune in just to see Cena's body, and I even remember my Aunt tuning in just to see the Smoking Guns in tight jeans.
2. Soap Opera - let's face it, the primary audience for daytime soaps like Young and the Restless & All My Children are women, and ever since Vince made the WWE into a virtual soap opera of storylines and cliffhanging moments that you have to tune in next week to find the conclusion of, women have really been drawn into it.
Post by hbk619 - QUACK! on Dec 28, 2006 12:32:00 GMT -5
I started watching when i was 11/12. absolutly zero sexual thoughts in my mind then.
For the same reason guys watch it. Adrenaline, drama, emotion, the HOLY SHIT factor, the passion and energy from cheering on your favourite, the anger felt as your most hated wins, the "i wish i could do that" feeling.
and the main reason: addiction.
DO NOT DEFAME THE NAME OF SCREWTAPE BY ATTRIBUTING MINDLESS BUMPING TO A PROUD ARTISTIC TRADITION
I understand all of that, but think about this scenerio for a moment. Five or six girls/women who are approximately 22-years-old are preparing to go to a movie, mall, store or club. They're all dolled up and look really gorgeous. And then one of them says, "wait a minute, I can't go out tonight because I want to see if DX responds to VKM's challenge." I cannot imagine that happening...ever!
Maybe all this means is that the stigma associated with watching wrestling is even stronger for the female fan base than it is for the male fan base. Wow, I might have made a real breakthrough herer.