Biggest Myths About Wrestling People Actually Believe

Biggest Myths About Wrestling People Actually Believe

It’s a land of suplexes, slams, Superkicks,
and scripted promos. “I was wearing… these $600 custom-made lizard
shoes!” But is wrestling “real?” Or is it all a bunch of fakery? Here’s a look at the biggest myths about wrestling
that people actually believe. Wrestling is “fake” Most people think wrestling is phony. “You know it’s all fake, don’t you?” “What is?” “The whole thing. The kicks, the punches, the chair smashing. They plan out every fight, who’s gonna win
and who’s gonna lose. It’s all fake.” But is it? Well, that depends on what you mean. Wrestlers have lost teeth, broken bones, and
even died in the ring for the sake of putting on a performance for the fans. It’s true that the events and matches are
predetermined and scripted by the promotion’s bookers and writers. But it’s on the wrestlers to make it look
as real as possible without actually injuring their opponents. It’s not easy work. And hey, you don’t hear people complaining
that a Jackie Chan or Avengers fight scene is fake, right? The blood is “bogus” All that blood you see in the ring? That stuff is real, because the wrestlers
actually cut themselves with concealed razor blades in order to really sell their performance. Ouch! “I take it like this and stick the corner
of my head and pull it across like I did here.” Sometimes they hide the blades in their costumes,
while other times, the referee will secretly pass them a razor. The practice is called “blading,” and if you
ever see a wrestler take a chair shot to the head and he’s writhing around in pain on the
ground with his arms around his head — he’s probably blading. Some wrestler would cut straight across their
forehead, but this habit changed over the years in order to hide the scars by blading
in areas covered by hair. Super strength It looks impressive when a 300 pound dude
gets easily lifted into the air by a guy half his weight. So how do they do it? Well, as the professionals at How to Wrestle
demonstrate, the guy being lifted helps out, placing his hands on the other guy’s body
for support to alleviate the load. It’s a team effort, which is why wrestlers
will also jump when being thrown: it’s all about proper timing. Mess it up, and the result can be serious
injury, which is why most career wrestlers end up with a litany of back and knee issues. “Look out!” “Oh my god!” Referees enforce the rules If you ever wondered why wrestling referees
are so bad at their jobs, it’s because actually making the fights fair isn’t really their
primary role. They’re more like directors, moving the action
along according to script — and sometimes off-script. You may have noticed that most refs nowadays
wear earpieces. The reason? So they can receive directions from the producers
backstage and pass instructions along to the wrestlers, like how to kiss, or what to do
in case of a vampire attack. “They’re vampires, son. In the words of Vince McMahon: expect the
unexpected.” Hit parade This one is relatively simple: wrestlers aren’t
really punching each other as hard as they can. They make it look like they are, but they’re
pulling their punches and kicks at the last second, just like stuntmen. Likewise, the wrestlers on the receiving end
often either block the blow at the last second with their hands, or roll back out of the
way so they aren’t actually hit at all. Which is a good thing, because if a giant
actually hit you in the face with a chair, you’d probably die. “Look out!” Party like a rock star The hard partying stereotype is a relic of
the past. While famous wrestlers such as Scott Hall,
Jake “The Snake” Roberts,” Lex Luger, and Shawn Michaels have had well-known problems
with substance abuse, the WWE locker room has worked hard to phase out the hardcore
partying it was known for, and now offers rehab treatment for many of its former superstars. Steroids While most professional wrestlers are in peak
physical form, steroid abuse became widespread throughout the WWE in the ’80s and ’90s. But modern wrestlers like Daniel Bryan, Randy
Orton, Seth Rollins, and Dean Ambrose are much smaller and more natural-looking compared
to their gargantuan predecessors. Sure, WWE honcho Vince McMahon might go for
potential wrestlers with jacked up bodybuilder physiques. But if you look at most wrestling companies
in Japan, Canada, Europe, and Mexico, the rosters are nowhere near as musclebound as
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42 Replies to “Biggest Myths About Wrestling People Actually Believe”

  1. Biggest myths? Like how John Cena never touched steroids. That one always cracks me up. Dude is 150lbs one month and 215 the next. Yeah… No steroids…. Riiiiiiiiiiiggggggghhhhht…

  2. Yeah… there's a heck of a lot more 'tricks' in so-called TV wrestling. I worked on a wrestling show in Australia in the early to mid 1970's and I learned a lot.
    Fake props and even the ring was gaffed to produce 'entertaining' results during the bouts. The ring has come a long way since those times and the technology incorporated in the ring today is way ahead from yesteryear.
    Certain special so-called wrestling holds which are quite harmless in reality can produce devastating visual results when two well choreographed wrestlers act it out well. One very popular hold was not performed too often so when it was routined into a popular bout it had dynamic impact with the viewing audience.

  3. a liitle addition to blading,
    blading isnt as common place as it used to be and the blood nowadays is either accidental or they use fake blood capsules

  4. They should have added something about the ring not being a big trampoline. It's more like a giant bed, but instead of slacks, and a mattress you have hard wood boards, and a gym mat to land on.

  5. Chair shots are 100% real with legitimate steel chairs. It's all about what part of the chair you hit them with to avoid causing serious injury…which you can IE New Jack. You don't see chair shots to the head any more in WWE because they have contributed to major injuries.

  6. your myth on super strength is bullshit you ether can or you can't do them like when the undertaker did the tombstone on vader he had to use strength to do that don't give me oh vader helped out some how cause he didn't then there is cena who had edge and big show on his shoulders there was no help there john is crazy strong and finally when cesaro swung khali there was no help there if a wrestler is not strong enough to do it they won't be able to but if they can they well its that simple

  7. adding on to hits…. most of the shots to the torso arms and legs are real head shots used to be before concussions and brain damage started cutting lives short like the benoit incident

  8. People in general are dumb and can't think for themselves. So even though you could logically argue that using the word "fake" is fallacious, it doesn't fit the norm and therefore YOU are deemed the stupid person because you deviate from the norm.

  9. You say Dan Brian was not taking steroids. Look at him when he first got there and look at him when he left. He wasn't huge, but look at his head. Looked like a little goblin or ogre Steroids cause abnormal bone growth.

  10. Truly, wrestling is fake and real. Not just fake, you could tell what cheesy, painful, bloody, body slams, and other by watching wrestling on TV. It's still violence sport.

  11. Wrestling is fake. So does The Walking Dead and The Avengers. It's clear by the name World Wrestling 'Entertainment'. People watch it to entertain themselves by engaging story lines with fun, comedy, betrayal and action. It's like a movie with LIVE stunts in front of millions. Plus the stunts are carried out by actors themselves. That's not an easy thing to do and need superior skills than staged actors in movies.

  12. I don't care what people say about wwe is fake I still believe it's real and you won't stop me from being a wrestler no one because it's my dream

  13. The promos weren't always scripted. Nobody ever wrote a word for Ric Flair, Dusty Rhodes, Rock and Steve Austin.

  14. It's choreographed not fake. That's what I tell people ,also unlike movies they do not get other takes so if they fuck up , it can go very wrong.

  15. No matter what this guy say's pro wrestling no matter what company your talking about is fake. And if you still don't believe me then I invite you to check out the documentary they did on pro wrestling called Exposed – Pro Wrestling's Greatest Secrets.

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