Originally Posted by Ultra Peanut
Kind of, but the vast majority of matches aren't "choreographed" aside from a few spots (that is to say, big moments). That's what's so impressive about great wrestlers; they get a few guidelines and then put together matches through improvisation (backed up by years and years and years and years of painful, painful training).
Long story short? You get it or you don't. We see someone who's really ****ing good at what he does because we grew to appreciate what it is that he does, while you see some guy pretending to hit another guy because you came into it expecting to see some guy pretending to hit another guy. Your perspective isn't wrong, but it's not really one that's conducive to enjoying it.
Also, when something bombs in wrestling, it's usually hilarious and awesome in a very special wrestlecrap kind of way. Except TNA, which is just completely soul-sucking and depressing.
The moral of the story is to never watch TNA. Actually, the moral of any story is to never watch TNA.
That's a very well constructed post.
Actually, one of my favorite moments of my life was when I was a kid about 15, and my family went to a WWF event in SLC. I saw Hogan fighting Zues and Roddy Piper. I saw Snooka. Hacksaw Jim Dugan (hilarious man), and a few of the other stars of the time. It was amazingly fun, but the thing that got me was to look over at my Dad who was having just as much fun with it as I was - maybe even more.
I guess I just grew out of it, and never found a reason to grow back into it. I suppose if my son got into it, so would I. Hell, I know every tool on Handy Manny's tool belt, and can sing about a dozen VeggieTales songs. I might end up rooting on Edge some day.