Is W.W.E. Wrestling Real Or Fake Acting? They Seem To Have Genuine Funs?

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  1. ngureco profile image79
    ngurecoposted 14 years ago

    Is W.W.E. Wrestling Real Or Fake Acting? They Seem To Have Genuine Funs?

  2. Ludo profile image52
    Ludoposted 14 years ago

    In wrestling the words 'real' and 'fake' are hard to quantify.

    No professional wrestling is 'fake', if someone hits you they actually hit you, if someone picks you up and throws you to the mat you do hit the canvas, and often quite hard!

    In pro wrestling its all about control, trusting your opponent and training HARD. When you throw a punch there are various techniques to make it seem more effective but in all you 'pull' the punch ie: as soon as you feel contact you let your arm go a little limp, absorbing most of the impact. When you get slammed to the mat or 'get bumped' (knocked down) you perform a break fall, where you land spreading your weight across the parts of the body that can take impact and minimising the impact on the sensitive areas (lower spine on your back, face & balls on the front). Don't get me wrong though, it still hurts! And it takes a long time to learn how to get it right every time.

    Yes, wrestling rings are sprung, but that spring/flexbeam only has between 1/2 & 1 inch flex in it and the ring usually has judo/martial arts padding (absorbs impact but is hard rather than soft) under the canvas, some just have a couple of layers of carpet underlay! The sound the ring makes on impact (wooden boards hitting metal beams) also adds to the impact effect.

    And that's just the impact moves; most hold and submission moves are developed from various martial arts & classic wrestling moves, so they can all do legitimate damage if performed in a 'full on' way. However in professional wrestling the aim is to put on a good show rather than genuinely hurt your opponent, so at most your opponent should feel some minor discomfort.

    This is where the only real 'acting' comes in. The art of 'selling' is where wrestlers act like a move hurt a lot more than it did. Holding their back, calling out in pain, 'nursing' an area that their opponent has been working on, ect are all parts of making it seem more genuine.

    Matches are roughly scripted beforehand, with the booker telling the wrestlers what he wants from the match, whether that be a scripted list of spots detailing the whole match or simply, 'I want you to win, make each other look good'. The wrestlers then make up the rest between them and it is often made up in the ring with wrestlers 'calling' moves to each other as they go.

    I hope this thoroughly answers your question, I have gone on a bit!


  3. shirleybill profile image59
    shirleybillposted 14 years ago

    Of course, like anything else, the wrestlers are trained. If it was fake, then obviously, no one would ever actually get hurt. You can clearly see by watching a match, that some of them, do indeed, get hurt.

  4. 1kmjs profile image63
    1kmjsposted 14 years ago

    Real contact, but fake emotions, and the match winner is already pre-determined. I wish you could bet on WWE.

  5. hobo75 profile image57
    hobo75posted 14 years ago

    its acting these are some secrets

    when they punch there hand barely makes contact with the body

    the referee hands them a razor blade and they scrape there head with it

    the turnbuckles are actually soft and paddy

    everything is planned and the wrestlers tell each other whats comng next in a match

    when your thrown to the mat it doesnt hurt because youll land safely on your back

    the tables are real but the middle is weak and thats where the always land

    when they headbutt the one thats headbutting is actually headbutting his own thumb

  6. Kayfabe profile image70
    Kayfabeposted 14 years ago

    The basics of professional wrestling, like stuntwork, is all about control and knowing how to take the least amount of pain while performing a move. Lots of people will say that wrestling is "choreographed", which is both true and false. Often the wrestlers will have worked out specific 'spots' and will have been given a 'finish', but by and large they create the match during the match itself, coming up with the next move based on the audience's reactions. The veteran wrestler will 'call' the match, telling his opponent what holds and combinations to go for.
    There is a lot of pain involved in pro wrestling. Unlike competitive sports such as pro boxing or pro MMA, wrestlers do not have months to prepare and condition for fights; most often they will have big matches back-to-back, wrestling five nights a week or more. They wrestle with injuries that other sports consider career-ending.

  7. katiek2101 profile image58
    katiek2101posted 14 years ago

    it some times can be real but most times it is fake acting, they try to make the acting as real as possible  but some times you down right can tell it is fake

  8. drvosjeca profile image60
    drvosjecaposted 13 years ago

    I think this is just a show... If they would fight for real there should be some blod... Try to survive one real blow like that.

  9. torchthrower profile image65
    torchthrowerposted 13 years ago

    both. its fake/play fighting but you can get hurt or injured. plus its fun.

  10. LoganG profile image84
    LoganGposted 13 years ago

    If you've got time, check out the movie, "The Wrestler." It is a fantastic film with an amazing performance by Mickey Rourke.

    The movie is quite accurate and shows the behind the scenes views of a professional wrestler, as well as the real pain and injury they go through. It is important to remember it is a film, not a documentary, but I think you will find it quite eye opening.

  11. profile image0
    L a d y f a c eposted 13 years ago

    Looks like I can't say anything that hasn't already been said. I've watched wrestling since I was a toddler with my grandfather, and now as an adult with my buddies. I don't care what anyone says, wrestling is, among other things, a sport. They train, they work hard at their game, and are more athletic than members of some other, more popular sports. Yes, they're also actors, but if anything that gives them an extra kudos for being multi-talented.

    Yes, there's a lot that goes on behind the scenes, and there have definitely been some tragedies (Owen Hart for one). As LoganG mentioned, "The Wrestler" is a great movie to watch.

    Wrestling is really unlike anything else. It's...sports theater? lol

  12. Silver Poet profile image70
    Silver Poetposted 13 years ago

    I read a book called "Sting: Moment of Truth."  You learn a lot of inside information about the wrestling world.

    The stunts are real, and if you do them incorrectly you're going to get hurt.  The wrestlers spend a lot of time learning how to do their stunts correctly.

    The stories are scripted to please the audience.

  13. LeisureLife profile image69
    LeisureLifeposted 13 years ago

    Let me know when they decide to hire some people who are willing to not "plan ahead".

  14. tritrain profile image70
    tritrainposted 13 years ago

    It is almost entirely fake.

    However, they can and do injure one another and themselves. 

    It's like a choreographed full contact dance between steroid using, over-muscled ballerinas.

  15. kamruluits profile image60
    kamruluitsposted 13 years ago

    Yes its a fake show, you find in you tube video!

  16. RASO profile image67
    RASOposted 12 years ago

    When I was younger, I was pretty much sure, that what happened there on ring, was real, now I can see that I was living in denial smile

  17. samtenabray profile image60
    samtenabrayposted 12 years ago

    Its still a sport no matter what but yes some of it is theatrically played out, although if you think what they do doesn't hurt then you should have a go.

  18. IsaiasPablo90 profile image65
    IsaiasPablo90posted 8 years ago

    It is a combination of both. Pro-wrestling is real in terms of injuries but sometimes pro-wrestlers must use ring psychology which involves making the audience believe that the pain is real. While pro-wrestling schools offer training to take bumps, falls, and execute signature moves - Chair shots to the head or back and other submission holds do hurt. The art of "selling" requires a deep understanding of pro-wrestling maneuvers and some anatomy. While it is very rewarding to wrestle in the ring, pro-wrestlers suffer many injuries and never wrestle completely healthy.

  19. bluesradio profile image55
    bluesradioposted 6 years ago

    Totally scripted, but still like a Stunt Actor, they do have to have some skills and talent.....


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