Originally Posted by Taco John
That probably came across as a little jerky... But I'd seriously like to understand the fascination with the WWE. I loved it when I was a kid, but stopped watching once I started playing football and couldn't go without watching a down of it, whoever was playing at any given moment.
But I can't understand how adults can get into WWE, knowing it's fake, and watching fake things happening, like men holding still while their opponent sets up for the big move.
Are the stories really that good? They must be.
Do you go to a movie and say: "Oh this is fake, that didn't REALLY happen. That guy just stood there while the other guy shot him."
Think of it like an action scene in a movie. Only its in a somewhat controlled environment and they only get 1 take. Live.
To be honest, I haven't followed it very closely for over a decade now, but I see the appeal of it. It is fun to watch an episode every few months. I'm more of an MMA fan, and to make a long story short, modern MMA was born from the Japanese Professional Wrestling scene.
I doubt the storylines alone are the reason anyone here is watching. Its more like they are interested in the business side as in who gets pushed, new angles, etc...