Wrestling has been called a lot of things and the most infamous word to be associated with it is the word “fake.” Just hearing the phrase “wrestling is fake” from some people and trolls irks most wrestlers and fans.
In the latest WWE news, The New Day member Xavier Woods replied to a troll on Twitter saying that “wrestling is fake” in the classiest way possible. It might be the most educated response a wrestler can make towards those people who doesn’t understand the art form that is called wrestling.
“No need to apologize. Simply understand that wrestling is one of the last forms of Shakespeare in the round. The crowd is watching men and women tell stories through physicality with an audience at a 360-degree setting,” Woods commented.
The current tag team champion also mentioned that wrestling is an art wherein wrestlers get to perform in just one take in front of a live audience. WWE superstars put their bodies on the line for the sake of entertainment.
— Xavier Woods (@XavierWoodsPhD) April 22, 2016
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“It’s fine if you don’t like it but there is no need to disrespect us or the people who watch it by calling it ‘fake.’ Wrestling fans are the greatest fans in the world because they understand this notion,” Woods added.
For those people saying that wrestling is fake, WWE superstars suffer real injuries and feel pain. Wrestlers put their bodies on the line to entertain the fans that put money into their bank accounts. It takes years of training to become a professional wrestler and it’s no easy task.
Wrestling is a combination of sports and entertainment where the storylines are scripted and predetermined. However, the moves are real and can cause injuries from broken bones, muscle tears, concussions and a lot more.
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WWE is unlike the UFC and boxing because the results are known from the start. Wrestling is also very different from television shows and movies because wrestlers perform live in just one take and no stuntmen are needed.
Wrestling is its own brand called sports entertainment where wrestlers are called superstars because they are larger than life personalities. For those fans that still gets called out for watching wrestling, just show them Xavier Woods’ response and stay classy.
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