Table of Content
- Is WWE fake?
- Is WWE real or fake?
- Now let’s talk about the things that are fake (Scripted) in wrestling:
- Now let’s talk about things that are 100% real in wrestling:
Is WWE fake?
Calling WWE fake is not fair, but yes, it’s 100% fake. You may get confused about why we said it’s not fair to call WWE fake. The reason is simple. WWE, as named, reflects its world wrestling entertainment, which means its sports entertainment. The action they do in the ring is 100% real they put their lives online to entertain people around the globe. WWE is a scripted show, not a fake show, so now if you ask, is WWE fake? You have to understand it’s not false in the sense that they are performers and performing in a live event. People are getting entertained without wrestlers getting hurt.
The question “is wrestling, fake?” Remain unanswered for a long time. The direct answer is YES even Brock Lesnar (WWE Superstar) said in an interview that WWE or wrestling is fake.
Is WWE real or fake?
As you now have proof of your answer about WWE is real or fake. We call it a real show because we respect what wrestlers do in the ring to entertain people. They have broken bones, fractured skulls, and bleed like hell many times just for the sake of show to entertain millions of people. Calling WWE fake is disrespectful to wrestlers.
Now let’s talk about the things that are fake (Scripted) in wrestling:
Winner, duration, finishing moves:
- Who is going to win the match remains very secret from people, but it’s a predetermined thing as they play with audience psychology to entertain them more. They know what people are thinking. So they sometimes twist the outcomes depending upon people’s response.
- Every wrestler in WWE has his own special finishing moves. But how a match is going to end is also predetermined e.g., in cheating, through submission or pinfall.
- Match durations are also fixed as they have to cover up the storyline. There is always a story going on between wrestlers. To complete the storyline, they have to set the duration for each match. If people love a story between two wrestlers, they give more importance to that story.
Importance of referees:
You might have seen referees as useless parts of WWE, but they are the real game-changer. They know the storyline and result. They are also acting in the whole event. Moreover, they let wrestlers cheat. Referees sometimes guide wrestlers on what moves to perform. The main task of a referee is to keep an eye on the time. They guide wrestlers when to wrap up the match. Referees have the right to stop the match in case of emergency as wrestlers get hurt. When someone gets hurt, he immediately tells the referee about his condition. The referee then stops the match in a balanced way.
Informed wrestling moves:
Yes, before performing a finisher/bigger move, they let each other know. It’s to ensure the safety of other wrestlers. Wrestler might be in the wrong spot and can get seriously hurt in case of a mistake.
Faking the Pain:
Yes, you have seen wrestlers sometimes overdoing this pain act. When a finisher is performed or some special move, the other wrestler acts like he is going to die. Some wrestler’s especially new ones, sometimes do it wrong. Faking the pain is wrestling is important. Faking pain show people about the impact of the move. Some moves don’t look painful, but when other wrestlers start his acting, people assume it as painful.
Helping each other in dangerous moves:
Dangerous moves performed by different wrestlers are very entertaining for people. You have seen wrestlers flying from top-ropes and landing on wrestlers. They are doing a frog splash, jumping from the cage, etc.
Such moves are more painful for a wrestler who is performing (flying in the air). The other wrestlers try to help the flying wrestler on impact. Because flying wrestlers can get seriously hurt if something went even little wrong.
Head moves 100% fake:
All the dangerous moves that require the head to hit the ground are fake. Have you seen the undertaker performing Piledriver? If you look closely, the wrestler hugs the undertaker tight before receiving the move. Even when Triple-H performs his move, he let the opponent’s hand fly so that the opponent wrestler can protect his head from hitting the ground. All head moves are risky as people can die on the spot if performed wrong. So, they should be given some credit on performing such moves. Even if they are fake, still such moves are very dangerous.
The Hate Game is fake:
We see wrestlers hating each other in front of people. In reality, they are mostly friends. They travel around the world with each other. You can rely on this easily, watch some outside the ring videos of them. You will see the attitude toward each other and how much they respect and love each other.
Help in performing moves:
Yes, they do help each other in performing moves. The “ChokSlam” is a good example of this. You might have seen Kane and Undertaker picking two wrestlers simultaneously. It’s not possible without the help of receiving wrestlers as all other wrestlers have almost the same weight and height.
To make the storyline more interesting for the audience, WWE even fakes the families. You can watch and find details on the top 5 fake families in WWE here. These relationships are for people, and they mostly believe in those relationships. The most famous one is the relationship between brothers. Undertaker and Kane for more fake families read and watch here.
Now let’s talk about things that are 100% real in wrestling:
Pain is 100% real:
Even if you fake jump on each other, you get hurt. All the moves they do in-ring hurts. We know that ring is matted surface, but you have to understand it’s not our bed mattress. It’s a wooden surface with a mat. Bumping yourself on that mat will hurt you.
Props do hurt:
You have seen wrestlers hitting each other with different kinds of props e.g., tables, chairs, and stairs, etc. All such things are not that fake as they climb that same leader. Even if they softly or fake push each other on that leader or jump on that ladder, the table will hurt them. WWE recently banned chair shots on the head as they can cause real damage in the long run to wrestlers.
Submission locks are real:
Submissions locks are derived from other real fighting games like martial arts/ mixed martial arts. Submission locks are very appealing to people, so they have to include in-game.
Now the pain of that lock is real, and wrestlers have to bear that pain for some time, or even they get hurt by submission holds are they are real and you can’t really fake them in live shows.
Final words from us we consider WWE is watchable show and have nothing to do with real or fake. As Brock Lesnar said If people get entertained with getting anybody hurt what’s wrong in that. So enjoy the show.
Now it’s your duty to decide WWE is fake? Let us know in comments what you think about wrestling is real or fake?