A Splash Of My Geeky Side (Sports Entertainment Edition)

Credit: VS. Battles Wiki

I could easily bullshit with my sports analyst and persuasive communication skills to share my own insight of everything going in the sports entertainment today from the fair weather “professionals” all over the media. Are we really still talking about the Patriots? Seriously?

I usually keep my mouth shut with a lot of stupidity I see online, but I will give my arguments a shot in a respectable manner of course.Yes, I am feeding the trolls my classic cold dish of intelligence as I dumb down their arguments. I mean, come on… my blog, my world, my words. Here’s my intake on WWE’s status and some of their most loyal characters, especially my favorite, who’s been portrayed in almost three decades.

1) “Wrestling is Fake!”

This is an overly redundant fallacy and basically the most disrespectful argument you can throw at the athletes in WWE or any other wrestling industry that may still be floating in the shallow end. Yes, wrestling is scripted. That doesn’t mean the punches and the tombstones aren’t real. Obviously there is a reason people don’t let anyone other than Kane and Undertaker to do certain moves in the industry. It isn’t because it’s fake. By the way, if you read upon The Undertaker’s background, you would know of his experience of MMA training and not just wrestling. He is not just an avid fan of boxing and MMA, he also has training in his sweat and blood. To be successful, you have to mix up your fighting techniques. This is a huge reason that Taker has been one of the most successful wrestlers in WWE, other than his size.

This argument plays into the UFC vs. WWE debate. Can we just move on from the weakest arguments on whether UFC is better than WWE or not? Don’t get me wrong, I am a fan of both. I was more a fan of the attitude era in WWE, but just like the music industry and film industry, nobody stays on top forever. So, yeah. UFC is more popular than WWE, but continually evolving provides different audience targets for marketing purposes for both markets, so stop comparing the two.

2) “Oh Em Gee! The wrestlers can act?!”WWE changed from wrestling to sports entertainment. Part of it was the story lines, scripts, and characters formed by the wrestlers. Oh Em Gee, their not only athletes! Not only do the wrestlers sacrifice their bodies, they act out the story lines. No, Kane and Taker aren’t brothers or step-brothers in real life. Let those rumors fly out of the chicken coupe already or as Elsa would sing, “Let It Go.” Or how does Dwayne put it? He puts it like Tay-Tay and “Shake It Off.” There is a reason that Dwayne is looked at as Hollywood’s franchise savior and it isn’t JUST his good looks.

In the UFC, they fight. Not act out story lines. The end.

3) “_______ needs to retire! He’s not the same anymore.”

Okay. Even though I could agree on particular wrestlers that it’s time for them to put up their boots, it is not us who knows these individuals bodies like they know themselves. Seeing them on TV doesn’t do justice for how they feel in real life. Yes, we know Undertaker did an interview 13 years ago and he wasn’t expecting to still be wrestling at 49 like he was explaining, but guess what. Change is inevitable and 13 years later he’s still putting his boots on mainly for Wrestlemania and the fans at the age of 50.

If you are sick of watching certain wrestlers, turn off the TV and cancel your subscription of WWE Network and save yourself $9.99 a month.

See, I am an Undertaker fan through and through, no matter how long he decides to wrestles or decides to put up his boots and gloves. Why I am usually only in tune to WWE periodically and not consistently. I’ll be honest, I have and always have the same respect towards Kane whether masked or unmasked. Not many fans don’t realize that Glenn Jacobs also played “Fake Diesel” & “Isaac Yankem, DDS” before he became “Kane”.  Shit, now I’m in the mood to watch See No Evil & See No Evil 2. The rest of you that claim the WWE Universe need to educate yourself past the RAW & Smackdown shows and watch interviews and the documentaries that are provided for us fans.

Is that all? The arguments of how WWE sucks these days is minimum and annoying. I do have my own tastes when it comes to WWE, but I am not going to act like I know more of the business than the exact people who participate and work in it. I will still respect those before me as I continue down my martial arts path, especially my all-time favorite athlete, Undertaker.

And if you all want to hide behind a keyboard and talk shit about the athletes who worked their asses off for decades in the entertainment field, at least have the guts to say it to their face and not from a couch while you stuff potato chips in your face.

Enough rambling from me. Time for movies and chill-time after a successful day. God speed.

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