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Old 04-26-2012, 11:02 PM
 
Location: Long Island,New York
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I grew up a fan as a child and saw names like Andre the Giant, Bob Backlund, Mil Mascaras, Gorilla Monsoon, Ernie Ladd and many more. As a child of the 70's it was fun. As I got a little older the storylines became too repetitive and I stopped watching in the 90's.
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Old 04-26-2012, 11:34 PM
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Location: Fort Worth
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Lesnar works better as a heel i think, Just has that persona.
Yeah, but I'm sick of the whole "Superhero Cena" thing....
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Old 05-01-2012, 03:56 PM
 
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Was that it for Lesnar? cant see him coming back after breaking hhh's arm, but hey its wrestling lets see where the story line goes..
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Old 05-02-2012, 11:24 PM
 
Location: Sacramento
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I grew up a fan as a child and saw names like Andre the Giant, Bob Backlund, Mil Mascaras, Gorilla Monsoon, Ernie Ladd and many more. As a child of the 70's it was fun. As I got a little older the storylines became too repetitive and I stopped watching in the 90's.
I would watch it back when I was a kid. I enjoyed watching the 1 hour show each Saturday, usually having guys like the Ox, Strongbow or Skoaland on the card. All of the matches were very one sided, just setting up live events for later in the month.

My dad took me to one of the live events in our hometown of Philadelphia, and we had a great time. He played up the good guy and bad guy routines, to make it more real for me. Lot's of yelling from the fans. The feature match was a tag team event I even remember to this day, Monsoon and Kowalski against Sammartino and Brazil.

About 25-30 years later, I decided to do this for my sons too. I took them to the Capital Center in Washington DC, when they were about 7 and 9 years old. Like my dad, I played up the good guy and bad guy angles, and the kids just ate it up. They were yelling like I've never seen them, and even now, nearly 25 years later, they still say it was one of their best childhood memories.

Special mention to old heel Don Muraco. He had a match against either Tito Santana or Ricky Steamboat and did an outstanding job, as always. As it turns out, one of the wrestlers didn't make the show and Muraco ended up coming out about 1/2 hour later and participated in a tag team match (I think he was with Bob Orton, against the British Bulldogs). He obviously was really tired, and the other guys did things to allow him to catch his breath. But as time went on he put on yet another great show. I gained a lot of respect for how durable these guys really are.
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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I never liked it, never got into it even when it was huge. That being said, I don't have any problems with it. Those guys are entertainers, nothing more. They are probably having a really good time in the process.

I find it stupid for someone to get upset over the wresting on tv, yet go out and watch action movies. Movies aren't real, people aren't actually fighting nor is anyone dying. It is one in the same, you are watching it for what you see and the storyline.

Don't hate on someone else for it, even if you find it stupid.
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Old 05-03-2012, 06:23 PM
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I never liked it, never got into it even when it was huge. That being said, I don't have any problems with it. Those guys are entertainers, nothing more. They are probably having a really good time in the process.

I find it stupid for someone to get upset over the wresting on tv, yet go out and watch action movies. Movies aren't real, people aren't actually fighting nor is anyone dying. It is one in the same, you are watching it for what you see and the storyline.

Don't hate on someone else for it, even if you find it stupid
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It's like, no one seems to get that....
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:08 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Wrestling is like a dance.
It's all rehearsed, but it's fun to watch
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Old 05-05-2012, 07:16 AM
 
Location: On the Edge of the Fringe
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it is entertainment, a soap opera, meoldrama, even a socio-cultural commentary for those who wish to look at the deeper underlying mythological symbolism.

It is dangerous, a very hard way to make a living, and I have observed that wrestlers are a tight -knit very close family partially as a result.

Sport or entertainment? Pure entertainment. Consider this: If for some reason, the Cardnials played a baseball game and for some bizarre reason, no one showed up to watch, the game would still go down in the stats and still count in the standings. If they won, then, it would still be a win. If a wrestling card were held and for some unexplained reason , no one showed up to watch, then the card would be a total failure. Regardless of the outcome. The only "Loss" would be the lack of money, and the lack of the esoteric entertainment wasted on absent eyes.
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Old 05-09-2012, 01:30 AM
 
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Ya gotta love the Funkasaurus..

BRODUS CLAY RETURNS! - WWE RAW 1/9/12 - YouTube
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Old 05-11-2012, 10:57 AM
 
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Paul Heyman on Raw saying Lesner has quit and wont be back? that could only mean one thing.Lesnar hasnt quit and will be back very soon.
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