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Old 03-14-2004, 08:57 AM   #16
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you're right zoney. as an athlete myself, i don't consider pro wrestling to be a sport. i also don't consider nascar or horse racing to be a sport either, but i don't go around complaining about those sort of threads.

pro wrestling isn't a sport, but pro wrestlers are most certainly athletes... and some of them, like kurt angle for example, are some of the best athletes in the world...



that being said, yes... outcomes are pre-determined. doesn't mean some of us can't watch this low, moraly repulsive form of entertainment, and enjoy both the soap opera like story lines as well as the athleticsim of the entertainers.

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Old 03-15-2004, 09:10 AM   #17
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Relax people(Edgeman). Where does it say I can't have an opinion? Athletic (sports) competitions do not have a pre-determined outcome. Therefore, wrestling is NOT A SPORT. It is entertainment. And if you think it is a sport, I have some nice "coastal" property for you near Mexico -or- I have some friends in Africa who have some nice investment opportunities for you.

Now....Headache is right on...the majority of the men and women involved in this type of entertainment are true athletes (accomplished from many fields of play). And I am not taking away from that. I am merely saying that this brand of pro wrestiling is not a sport.

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pro wrestling isn't a sport, but pro wrestlers are most certainly athletes... and some of them, like kurt angle for example, are some of the best athletes in the world...
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Okay...I apologise Zoney, but at the time I viewed your post as an attempt to start a fight. Im not mad at you, I was just a little annoyed. You're right, wrestling isn't a sport...it's sports entertainment. And Headache is very right...the athletes involved in the WWE are just that...athletes.
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The question then becomes; are bowling, golf, darts, billiards, baseball, croquet, and lawn bowling all sports? They each have specialized skills, and you by no means have to be in any sort of peak physical athletic condition to play but they each involve physical movement, plus the outcome isnt fixed... so... yes? I wouldn't necessarily agree, but, I'm just playing devil's advocate 'cause I really dont care either way.


I had wanted to see two parts of Wrestlemania: the rock and sock connection match, and the Undertaker's return (after they spent so much time building it up). I've been looking forward to that for a long, long time now... finally remedying the five years of absolute suck which were the 'American Badass' years. I shall have to watch RAW tonight. Dead man walking.
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a year later... WM21 has been... what a year for wrestling...
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