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Hey, Chess is considered a sport too emoticon

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Chess Is Good. And It May Not Be Too Physical. But Chess You Dont Have To "PERFORM" lol emoticon

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I would say it is Very much entertainment.
As the adverts say "This IS entertainment, BUT the hazards are REAL"

I would totally agree on that as there have been more than one time that a move has gone wrong.
Here are 4 Examples:-

1: The "Hell In A Cell" match is the most notorious of the WWE matches.
The reason being that the match between The Undertaker and Mankind was one of the most brutal to ever be witnessed by anyone.

The whole thing started when Mankind walked down to The HIAC and climbed to the top of it.
Then he was thrown from the top by The Undertaker.
Most people would have just laid there but Mankind got back up and wanted to continue the match.

After that he went back up to the top of the HIAC and was chokeslammed 15ft to the mat below when the supports gave way and he was literally splattered on the canvas.
He was lucky he wasn't killed by this second "bump" as that WASN'T scripted or rehearsed.
Mankind STILL wanted to finish the match.

Mankind then got Thumbtacks and sprinkled them all over the mat and was then chokeslammed onto them.
After that he recieved a Tombstone Piledriver to finish the match.

He did all this to Entertain people and because he wanted them to get their money's worth.
Mankind ended up with broken ribs and internal injuries.

2:- One of the biggest Examples of a move gone wrong was when Kurt Angle tried to throw Shane McMahon through a glass window on the King of the Ring set and he couldn't get him through.
Shane landed on his head and Kurt's own words were"I thought Shane had been Knocked out!"
Kurt then threw Shane again and he went through, Glass flew everywhere.

While on the opposite side of the Set Kurt tried to throw Shane through another Glass window again TWICE.
On the 3rd Attempt Shane went through and more Glass went everywhere.
Both Shane and Kurt were cut to pieces by this one set of moves alone.

It has to be seen to be believed.
This was a LIVE televised event where there were Millions watching.
Even predetermined moves are dangerous.

3:- Triple H tore his Quadracep muscle off of the bone while doing his signature finishing move "The Pedigree" to an opponent in another LIVE televised event.
He had to have 8 months out of action.

4:- Another of the Most notable was a move that Chris "The MasterPiece" Masters did in his first Televised Match against Steven Richards.
Chris did a hammer type move to Steven's face and he literally smashed his nose in.

Not exactly a sport as I know that virtually all the moves are designed to look like they are more painful than they probably are.
I am not saying that it doesn't hurt I am saying that it can be made to look like it does.

Another Move that could have gone terribly wrong was a "Spear" from the top of a ladder.
There was also a suicide diving headbutt from Chris Benoit from the top of a 15ft high Steel cage.
There are moves like this Everyday performed for Audiences around the world.

To all of you who will probably smite me for liking WWE I would like to say that these people do the job they do to entertain.
I watch WWE all the time and recently started watching the odd TNA show.

I know enough about how the setup works.
Since virtually all outcomes are predetermined it can only be described as Sports Entertainment.
It has a lot of athleticism involved.
Moves are meant to be flashy at times.

Some of them may be "MEATHEADS" as FunkDooby put it. But a lot of them aren't.
One of the smallest Wrestler on WWE is Rey Mysterio, and he has a lot of athletic ability.
He does a move Called A "619" where he Grabs the top and middle ropes and Pulls himself through them in a 180 degree turn to kick someone in the face.

Another was Spike Dudley. He was 150LBS and also very athletic. He was thrown through Tables and took some Nasty "Bumps". Including being "Gored" by Rhyno who is nearly 300LBS, Twice his bodyweight. He was also Chokeslammed by the 500 7ft Tall Big Show on more than one occasion.

"Bumps" is a term used for a fall a wrestler takes.


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It's all real. emoticon

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All that massive steroid abuse obviously addles the minds of these meat heads emoticon
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Professional Wrestling is Sport's Entertainment...hence the word entertainment
I personally don't watch it or that boring Greco-Roman wrestling neither.

I think it's time to cut someone off at the bar if they think wrestling's the only sport that indulges in steroids.
Get Real!
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Carlitojohn wrote:

 Some of the moves they do can be harmful if performed wrong.



So can crossing the road, fighting crocodiles and kissing anacondas.


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beavis wrote:


Carlitojohn wrote:

 Some of the moves they do can be harmful if performed wrong.



So can crossing the road, fighting crocodiles and kissing anacondas.



Or picking up ladies at a bar.



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Yes, i find them rather heavy. emoticon

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