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Like so many other things in my life, I just said 'ta hell' with something I had been told was lame and childish and just for kids. Recently it was the 'wrassling is fake' chestnut I heard over and over enough that I repeated it myself as a reason not to try it. So I sat down and watched a WWE pay per view, and it was AMAZING.
Sure, its all still fake. But who cares! They were flying around, throwing each other off the top rope, flipping around, landing hard (sometimes on tables or outside the ring). These are 250+lb guys doing back flips off turnbuckles and onto each other. The first match I saw had a guy jump from the top of a cage match (Shane McMahon) onto a table 20 feet down, narrowly avoiding a guy laying on it (Undertaker). Insane.
Then there was the comedy for laughs of New Day and the Vaudvillans and Enzo Amori that I didn't understand as a kid but now totally get - its actually fairly complex story telling wrapped in some solidly funny antics. It really worked for me. Not to mention the truly unique characters all playing their roles like a melodrama.
Anyway, I don't know if Icrontic is a wrestling crowd, but since this is a geek forum, I figured I'd try to see if anyone else here was watching. I did the same a couple years ago when I decided I liked D&D and it turned out I wasn't the only one. So, as I said - Ta hell with it, I like Wrestling. Anyone else?
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