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Is WWE Wrestling A Sport?


Firstly don't hate me, i'm just a Brit that knows little about the culture that is WWE Wrestling. But is it a sport? Because these guys don't go out to compete, to win, it's all scripted.

Can it be classed as a sport, if the winner is already preconceived?

Now don’t get me wrong these are athletes, arguably the fittest, strongest and most physically perfect specimens of mankind – BUT definitions of Sport say, you go out against an opposition and compete, to win, that doesn’t happen, from my point of view, with Wrestling.

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Moved to General Chat.

Kev, I have a similar problem. emoticon

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IMO, this WWE wrestling thingie, is just show. Not sport...

Not to mention those WWE guys are way less fit than any given decathlon athlete.

Plus, steroid induced muscles don't mean fitness, in my books.

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Wrestling isn't a sport. It's a load of steroid inflated meatheads pretending to hurt each other for the mindless entertainment of the masses. IMHO emoticon

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I don't think "Pro" wrestling is a sport either.. I don't even think the WWE calls it a sport? I think they say "The biggest name in wrestling entertainment" But of course Greco-Roman wrestling is a sport. emoticon


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WWE is entertainment. Even though the athletes are some of the most fit and in shape athletes around and have to work out daily it is still not a sport. Mat wrestling or amatuer wrestling is a sport however. So NCAA wrestling or Oylimpic wrestling is a sport.

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I cannot fathom the amount of fans it has, it bores me to tears seeing steriod enhanced men play acting for what seems an eternity before an eventual winner is declared, the only thing I can think of that is worse is women on steroids with silicone breasts doing it!

ohhhhhhhh and I totally disagree with whoever said these guys are FIT! over use (well any use really) of steriods does NOT make you fit.

shrinks your testicles though I believe! (useless fact I thought I would add) emoticon
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I don't know, the acting and predictability is ridiculous, but you surely have to be impressed at some of the aerial stuff?

Just try falling, while kneeling, either backwards or forward...hurts a bit doesn't it...times that by 10 or 20 which is the velocity increase and do that from 6-10-15feet, and just imagine. They are landing on canvass most of the time which is very abrasive and hard! It's not a mattress.

All you have to do is read up on the injuries a) to the athletes, b) to the people who try to copy. It's an immensely skilled game and you need to be fit to do what they do for 10/15minute bouts...although i'll give you the fact that steroids will aid this, and the detrimental effects on the human body simply aren't worth it!


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Funkdooby wrote:

Wrestling isn't a sport. It's a load of steroid inflated meatheads pretending to hurt each other for the mindless entertainment of the masses. IMHO emoticon

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lol, You Smites On Support Forums Is Massive. lol

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Its not a sport, its all acting and now we may wonder why all those 'actors' make lousy moves emoticon

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Is it a sport? No. More like a soap opera for men.
Of course there are real wrestling shows such as UFC (Ultimate Fighting Challenge) which is actually mixed martial arts.

           And whats his name is right the WWE is full of meatheads.
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moneyballs2 wrote:


Funkdooby wrote:

Wrestling isn't a sport. It's a load of steroid inflated meatheads pretending to hurt each other for the mindless entertainment of the masses. IMHO emoticon

My smite total is huge, some more won't hurt emoticon



lol, You Smites On Support Forums Is Massive. lol



Yep, I noticed emoticon If my huge smite total reflects my hatred of the pantomime on steroids that is wrestling, then I'm happy emoticon

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wrestling is a sport. these men and women put there body's on the line for the fans. Some of the moves they do can be harmful if perfromed wrong. they may use steroids but they still have to go to the gym and work out and keep fit. Also People have broken necks, legs and much more just to please fans all over the world.
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Carlitojohn wrote:

wrestling is a sport. these men and women put there body's on the line for the fans. Some of the moves they do can be harmful if perfromed wrong. they may use steroids but they still have to go to the gym and work out and keep fit. Also People have broken necks, legs and much more just to please fans all over the world.



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I Am Sorry.... I Waiting For My Karma To Go Down Now.... emoticon I Do Belive That They Risk ThereSelves But Dont See It As A Sport.

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You Kinda got a point there MB2.. Stuntmen put there Lives on the line for movies.. that doesnt make it a sport..

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I Was Brave To do That, Carlitojohn Is My Best M8 Frm School, He Smitted Me And Is Proberly Gonna Hate Me MORE Now. emoticon


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