When an institution like the WWE has been around for as long as it has, it’s bound to have acquired a few crazy stories or two over the years. Especially when its employees spend their days getting into the mindset of these larger-than-life characters. Sometimes the fake personas can make appearances when they’re supposed to be locked away for later. It probably doesn’t help that the wrestlers spend most of their time on the road, exposed to addictive substances or nursing injuries and looking to take the edge off somehow.
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1. Wrestling Is Fake
It’s just too easy to throw it a number so I’ll leave it back here. But wrestling is fake even Vince McMahon himself has personally come out and told us that wrestling is fake! And that too twice! He probably still would like today’s casual audience to not know about this, but still, he has said it before twice. Wrestling isn’t actually fake, it’s just scripted meaning that everything that happens is supposed to happen, matches are predetermined, and overall the whole professional wrestling is much more on the side of sports & entertainment nowadays.
2. Scripted Promos
At least the promos are real…No no no no! Almost every single word you’ve ever heard on WWE television at least nowadays was either written in a script or is just being told to the commentators as they’re saying it. You can make the argument that this should just be a part of number 10 to which my response is F off.
3. Talent Relationships
This one is a little on the fence. Some relationships are made very public and are welcome John Cena and Nikki Bella, Triple H and Stephanie McMahon, Rusev and Lana. Wait well actually if you remember that horrible summer of 2015, love angle with Ziggler, Rusev, Summer Rae and Lana which you shouldn’t remember because it was awful. Rusev and Lana is real life relationship being made public actually mess with the storyline and it had to be scrapped. WWE most likely also doesn’t want you to know about other couples like I don’t know Dean Ambrose and Rene young.
4. The Purpose Of Referees
You wicked you silly goose they call the matches, count the pinfall and relay the rules to the wrestlers during matches. Well no actually when you see a referee talking to a wrestler he’s communicating between the two wrestlers for them, telling them what spot or big move is going to happen next. Yes every now and then you will see them counting on the ropes or Mike Chioda saying you can’t do that. But about 80% of them is playing messenger and they have a glass chin.
The gimmick is an inside a wrestling term that basically means whatever a wrestler portrays. Dean Ambrose’s gimmick is that of a crazy unstable madman, Stone Cold’s gimmick was an anti-authority rebel who attacked the boss constantly and Stardust gimmick was…well you get the point. What WWE doesn’t want you to know is that these aren’t the real personality traits of the people, they’re just acting so Dean Ambrose isn’t actually crazy woohoo oh and the names they’re usually not real either sorry Michael McGillicutty.
6. Dropping Ratings
This one is also tricky as the WWE has skillfully tried to turn this one around. You know in between segments when you might see something like last week’s Raw was more viewed than the NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL, Olympics, Kentucky Derby and all combined. Well while the ratings for the were good based on TV standards they don’t want you to realize how much they’ve dropped since the glory days of the Attitude Era. The year 2000 the average viewership was around 6 million people and it would often go much higher than that. Well, nowadays they only get between 2 and 3 million probably two and a half million on average. It’s not insane, but compared to the highs of the company WWE does not realize how many more people used to watch compared to nowadays.
7. The Entire Past
By this, I mean any storyline that happened before about two weeks ago. WWE hides its past that pretty much every single turn. Stone cold made to cry from Kurt Angle’s threats of being thrown off a bridge nope he’s a badass again, no crying! Not to mention the gimmick changes when Husky Harris turns into Bray Wyatt or Michael McGillicutty turns into Curtis Axel. WWE expect us to completely forget they ever existed even though they look the exact same I mean unless you’re getting the facial reconstructive surgery they’re gonna look the same.
8. The Past
The entire past and this time I mean anything that seems to happen in real life that affects the WWE. Hulk Hogan is gone, Muhammad Hassan dead, Chris Benoit never mentioned again.
9. Drug Use
Brock Lesnar doesn’t look like Brock Lesnar for no reason DAMN IT! He used steroids, Ultimate Warrior used steroids, Randy Orton used steroids. Eddie Guerrero used steroids. Even the goddamn hurricane used steroids, Jeff Hardy used..well Jeff Hardy used a bit of everything. Drugs have played pro wrestling for years and will continue to plague it for more years to come because just look at Ryback.
10. Life As A Professional Wrestler
Some exceptions do exist, but still being a pro-wrestler is insane work. You’re gone traveling the country and sometimes different parts of the world for over 365 days a year away from your family. You are constantly putting your body on the line in extremely dangerous situations night in and night out. Injuries, homesickness, exhaustion resorting to drug use, all this happens to almost every single professional wrestler at one point or another. It’s a damn shame that some of the best entertainers in the world will almost certainly end up wheelchair bound, overly concussed or even worse dead before they even hit 40.