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Are World Wrestling Entertainment Fights Real or Just Acting?

WWE real or acting? Wonder about that too? Get the answer now!

What is WWE and why people wish to know if it is fake or a true fight?

Some say it's just an acting to entertain while some argue all we watch on TV is real. 

I have never watched them wrestle live on stage rather than on TV. Have you watched them live? Do you have the idea whether it's nothing but drama? Or Is it real? Let's hear from you.

WWE wrestling is a fake

Are World wrestling Entertainment (WWE), formally known as World Wrestling Federation (WWF), fights for real or a mere acting? We watch them bleed, using chairs and other dangerous objects, yet there is controversy over the genuineness of the game.

It has started as a real thing a while ago, however, later on it turned into a fake. The fights are staged. Intersting enough, but at the core of it all lay money or tax to be more precise. The company had to pay extremely high tax as a sports organization, so the owner decided to refashion it into an entertainment business. 

wwe fights are not real

This way he avoided high tax, but he also lost the right to do the real fights. So, all these big guys and starts of wrestling become carefully trained to stage the fights. Still someone could get easily hurt, because the interaction and kicks are real. At times the real blood goes down to the carpet, but mostly all those amazing tricks are not real and just staged. 

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It's real, full stop. The different btw wwe and a street fight is that, wwe is for entertainment fighting "not to kill" while street fighter is to "fight to kill".

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Answered 1 year ago.

search for stone cold opens up on wrestling. I was disappointed

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Answered 1 year ago.

These are tacks aka office pins , sent into chris jericho's body by dean ambrose

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Answered 1 year ago.

These are tacks aka office pins , sent into chris jericho's body by dean ambrose

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Answered 1 year ago.

This says it all now no more argument, when I first started watching in 2005 I said it was fake until I saw brock lesner beat people up and now this, its enough proof

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Answered 1 year ago.

i use 2 ask myself this question too, hw can ppl be paying their hard earn money jst 2go nd wacth d supperstars to be playing drama in d name of wrestling. if u 'll look at our wrestling in d northan part of naija d hitting is real, d blood is real, hw comes abt injuries sustained by d supperstars 4 like 3mnths or 6months. i want 2kno pls anybody can give answers 2 my Qtns tanks.

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Answered 1 year ago.

Yes, the WWE is fake, but people get rich in in. READ ALSO: Who is the richest wrestler in the world?

https://ask.naij.com/sports/who-is-the-richest-wrestler-in-the-world-i23844.html

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Answered 1 year ago.

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Answered 1 year ago.

Presently World Wrestling Entertainment is not a real sport. It is a staged show aimed at those who like sports. As acknowledged by its owner and founder the show takes roots in the real sport, as well as in theater arts and performing. Although, the actors taking place in this well directed and scripted play do run a risks of being injured.

Many moves involved in the show can put their health at risk, if they are not performed the right way. The statement about the nature of the show was openly made in 1989. It was done so that the company would not have to pay sports taxes.

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Answered 1 year ago.

the moves are real and the injuries are for real,there's just a bit of entertainment

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Answered 3 years ago.

the punches and blood is real,bt other things der is fake,they've programmed other things.

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Answered 3 years ago.

Wwe have a script day act wich makes it look enteresting dat is y its world wrestlin entertainment dan d forma wwf. Before u are signed into wwe u must be done several fitness test dat is y u can even see dia built. U must be strong physically. If not one of dia punches can kill one. Sometimes again day determin who wins a fight to make it interesting. U imagin over 5ooo fans going to watch a match. Wresting is an entertainment dat carries seriox pains and injuries more dan anyoda sport

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Answered 3 years ago.

not all the fight, go and watch the match btw undertaker and triple h 2month ago at wrestlemania27, thats a real fight, but those fighting for wwe champions are fake and as well as for the raw heavy weight champions challenges are planned work,

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Answered 3 years ago.

WWE is a "sport" by definition, but in reality it's "sporting theater", meaning it combines the elements of sport in an entertainment arena. In contrast to professional sports (NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB, etc.), WWE is performance with an element of sport, while professional sports are totally sports oriented (governed by complex rules and elements of chance) with elements of performance.

Its origins (and insider speak) are from the carnivals of old. All matches are carefully scripted, as is who wins and who loses a match or championship. Everything from feuds, relationships, stories, etc., is carefully laid out to get the most drama and fan response that it can. Generally, the wrestler's ability to promote his character as a bankable asset is what gets him championships (e.g., Hulk Hogan, The Rock, John Cena, The Miz, Christian). As an example, when Duane Johnson (The Rock) first began his career, his character was a "face" (good guy). Not getting any real fan response, he switched to being a "heel", and the rest is history.

Many wrestlers who are "sworn enemies" in the ring or are having ongoing feuds are actually good friends in reality. There was an embarrassing incident some years ago where two wrestlers who were shown as feuding enemies were stopped by police, and found to be drinking and partying together.

It is a combination of mock combat and catch wrestling, and while there aren't any really serious blows given or incurred (anyone who has ever sparred knows the blows are being pulled just by watching), these are nonetheless highly skilled professional athletes and great character actors. Not only are they performing a character role, both wrestlers must avoid hurting each other in the process, as well as protecting each other from being hurt during the many moves that are performed. That's not easy considering the size and weight of the average wrestler.

Pulled punches, catching, embellishment of pain from fake blows, as well as camera angles (similar to camera angles used in movies for stunt work) all add to the reality effect. It doesn't mean that they can't get hurt - they can and often do.

For things like chairs and tables (favorite props), the blow is pulled and the receiving wrestler embellishes the contact, which usually spread out over the back. Think about it - if someone were to really take that kind of blow from a metal chair to the back, there would be a red imprint of the chair on the person's skin within a couple of minutes. Blood, when it does appear, comes from a wrestler cutting himself (usually at the scalp, where there's a lot of blood but you can't do any real damage). A small razor blade fragment is used, either concealed by one of the wrestlers or passed to him by the referee.

When the WWF specifically changed its name to "World Wrestling Entertainment", it did so in large part to avoid regulatory health controls that are normally incurred by professional sports teams, e.g., steroid use. In the case of WWE, allegations that its members were using steroids (Terry "Hulk" Hogan admitted to their use), and that it had no comprehensive health plan for its members, caused several investigations into the "sport". WWE proved in court that it was not a sporting operation in the vein of other professional sports teams, but that their members were entertainers (albeit really good athletic ones).

Regardless of what the elements consist of, the fact is that it's just fun to watch, essentially a live action play performed by big men showing real talent and athletics. Most fans know about pro-wrestling's real nature - the Internet hides little these days. But it doesn't mean they don't watch it.

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Answered 3 years ago.

sometimes we get confuse from frens saying all is fake

my brothers not all. not every star is ready to fight for fake,

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Answered 3 years ago.

if u say its real, then u need to go and watch the movie titled "the wrestler". poo is stage managed, simple and they use razor blades to draw the blood u see on'em faces.

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Answered 3 years ago.

World wrestling Entertainment (WWE) is just an entertainment prgram, all the wrestling is STAGE.

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Answered 3 years ago.

Anyone who thinks WWE is real at any age above 15 should be shot!, when i was little, i was so much into it hulk hogan and andre the giant were my fa, but i was 4-7 at the time.

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Answered 3 years ago.

go white sand u go kno wetin they go on

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Answered 3 years ago.

The officials are part of the storyline. But outside WWE, there were real fights for example, Powe Uti vs Kamala in Nigeria.

How about that classic bout betwwen Mighty Igor and Ray Apollon of Trinidad and Tobago. This fight was in Lagos Nigeria in 1984 or thereabout.

There was also a great duel between Ben lion heart vs Bulldog Browler. Argentina Apollo also fought in Lagos on that day.

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Answered 3 years ago.

Its nt fake at all bt d officiating may b fake smtimes.

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Answered 3 years ago.

WWE may be make-believe, but fights between Power Uti and Ox Baker were real.

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Answered 3 years ago.

World Wrestling Entertainment or WWE is only an acting.,.if there a wrestler is going to be bleed ed that is the price of the money they get.,

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Answered 3 years ago.

Baba Kamala i can never forget that dude

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Answered 3 years ago.

but it's reli fun to watch n' i enjoy dere storyline. . especially when DX was still together

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Answered 3 years ago.

There abviously FAKE! The reason they changed from WWF-WWE is because they had the same inistals at a bird watching group. WWF was fake and WWE is fake.Do you really think the primeinister would let people beat eachother with chairs,tables,fire etinguishers,ladders and sleg hammers? Think about that,even if it was real, they would be in the hospital after getting hit in the head with a ir extinguisher or ladder so on, Even though when John Cena broke a plate or whatever in his neack and CM Punk got a head injury, and the doctors explain it all and everything it looks real but they hire the doctors (thats the part where everything looks real) but think about it is it really real??

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Answered 3 years ago.

Its a mixture of real and fake but the obviousness of the fakeness pardon my english

is clearer these days but there are a lot of risks taken its very hazardous as we saw in the case of Owen Hart and even Ahmed Johnson but if you want to compare it to Boxing or street fights then you can't help but think its fake

If you doubt me just put any wrestler in the ring with Samuel Peters or Vladimir Klitschko and tell me that wrestler will not suffer a concussion after taking a few blows to the head

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Answered 3 years ago.

The fights and bleeding are real men. But every other thing happening there is just stage-managed.

I have been to a live WWE pay-per-view event called Wrestlemania 24.

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Answered 3 years ago.

In the olden days when it wasn't sold on home videos, they were real but now it's an obvious and undoubtful FAKE!!!!

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Answered 3 years ago.

My brother said it was fake and for the blood(is real) e wrestlers have razor things on their fingers that scrape them and make them bleed. And also its scripted, it was so dumb because i was watching a show and te wrestlers were threatening the spokesperson. SO ITS FAKE!!

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Answered 3 years ago.

u shd knw by now

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Answered 3 years ago.

why dont you try it ursekf and see wether a real human can be beaten to the point of death and still come back to fight

but sometimes they are real oh

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Answered 3 years ago.

Oh okay i understand now.

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Answered 3 years ago.

Are u for real?Heard series of yarns abt dem faking it cos truly it doesnt look real oh with d way dey hit demselves n d likes.Ha till i watch it live i wldnt believe oh.

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Answered 3 years ago.

Wrestling is real!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the blood is real!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!the hitting!!!!!!!!!!!!everything is! how can you fake blood in front of a crowd of audience come on do you see anything on them to do it? do you see anything on their faces to make blood do you see anything in their hands no it's real dummy so if the blood is real why would you fake the matches and the matches is real why would you fake the talking

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Answered 3 years ago.

Wreastling is real!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the blood is real!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!the hitting!!!!!!!!!!!!everything is! how can you fake blood in front of a crowd of audience come on do you see anything on them to do it? do you see anything on their faces to make blood do you see anything in their hands no it's real dummy so if the blood is real why would you fake the matches and the matches is real why would you fake the talking

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Answered 3 years ago.

They are fake.

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Answered 3 years ago.

Wrestling is so fake its not TRUE.

How can that be real? Some gangs of hoodlums tricking lil kids into believing poo is real.

U watch a boxing bout with about 3 mins per each round and u know its real.

Black-eye, cuts on the lips, bulgy faces is what u see after 3-6 minutes.

Compare that to wrestling when some matches even take as long as 30 mins and u will hardly ever seen where a wrestler is punched on the face.

Its just entertainment

All the scripts have been written and documented.

Its like a sit-com.

The whole theatrics are too FAKE.

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Answered 3 years ago.

I read in my local newspaper in 1996 that Wrestling is fake, and even the wrestlers have confessed to the stunts. I was very disappointed and thought I had been taken for a ride when I read the revelation. Since then, I sort of lost interest in the show. In Naija, as a kid, just the mere mention of "wrestling is on tv" will just excite me.

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Answered 3 years ago.

First and foremost im a BIG wrestling fan, and i hate it when people come out to say professional wrestling is fake! it simply discredits the work those 'superstars' go through night after night just for the adrenalin rush they get from the fans. Is wrestling FAKE? no! it's just not reality, i mean to a hundred percent, YES it is scripted, YES sometimes 'superstars' fake or exergerrate (sic) the reation to pain they recieve but accidents DO happen, so with that it would be callous calling proffesional wrestling 'fake' it's just for entertainment doesn't mean it's 'fake', but if you still think it's a load of crap ie its fake as hell, then you should check out the 'most violent matches in ecw history' on dvd you'd be amazed at what you see!

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Answered 3 years ago.

Wrestling is scripted, it's a T.V show, but the wrestlers have to work very hard. For instance you have to carry somebody and slam him on the mat, it hurts, head butts hurt, so do flying kicks. I guess you can call them stunt men. Those dudes work very hard

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Answered 3 years ago.

I think the fighting is real but the dialogues are fake. It's obvious. I mean take a look at Kane, he sees demons? Haha.

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Answered 3 years ago.

Larger_20, no one is calling you as phoney we are just addressing the idea of predetermined outcomes and scripted storylines.

I know it takes a very good athlete to perform the stunts and moves that wrestlers do and I would not last 2 seconds in a ring!

So when they say it is fake, they are not saying you cannot take a hit or that you are not fit but the fact that it is not a sport were you can bet on it or where the winner is determined by solely by his wrestling skills.

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Answered 3 years ago.

I have been wrestling on the Independent circuit for 2 years now, I will admit that the outcome is predetermined, but its not as fake as every one thinks, we dont know our matches months in advance and practice. we normally find out our matches the day of or the week before the show. And we rarely talk things over before we wrestle, we just go out there and do our thing. I have countless injuries from wrestling. You also have 3 types of hitters in wrestling, Light hitters that make little or no contact. Snug hitters that make contact and a decent amount but doesnt hurt that much, then stiff hitters that just beat the hell out of you. In todays age of wrestler there are very few light hitters, im a snug/stiff hitter. I dont go out there to kill any one, but i make it know that im hitting them. they can feel every thing, chops are full blown with as much force as you can get behind them, so are forearm shots to the back. clothes lines are also done very hard. The ring hurts, sometimes concrete is softer than the rings. the ropes in most places are steel cable wrapped in a garden hose, and most times the padding in the ring is a layer of carpet. People like to call wrestling fake, but i have been in the ring with Former marines and army men that cant handle a day of wrestling training. It takes more to be a wrestler than what most people realize. They also dont realize that Professional wrestling is a source of income. I dont come to your work and throw rocks and you while your mowing the yards, so dont come to a show and call me a fake or a phony.

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Answered 3 years ago.

It is bloody fake. You need proof? okay check this page http://www.faqfarm.com/Q/Is_wrestling_fake_in_any_way

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Answered 3 years ago.

The Fights in the WWE wrestling Shows are ALL FAKE. When the punch for instance, you will notice that they do not hit directly in the face but on the side of the head using their Wrist, not their FIST an when they do that they simulataneously stomp their right or left foot, do make the hit sound realistic. The blood is REAL but is inflicted by the wrestler himself, he cuts a place on his forehead about 1/2 of an inch long with a razorblade hidden in the taping on his hand or in his wristband, or he uses a piece of glass. That is why Ric Flair or other older wrestler's foreheads look "scarred Up".

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Answered 3 years ago.

to me this is just acting.some finishing moves like of Under Taker and The Game could have long killed many wrestlers in this business.i think its just like fights in movies.

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Answered 3 years ago.

@:Vexxy and Razor.

It never was real.

The only difference between those era's and nowadays is that nowadays they are more open about the truth but in the old days they used to try and protect the secrets.

All those fights in Naija were all planned with who will win and everything.

A lot of the blood is actually real. The wrestler do somthing called a "cut" where they cut themselves with blades to make it more authentic.

Cuts to the head always bleed more than anywhere else and hence will look more scary.

That is why a lot of them have scarred foreheads!

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Answered 3 years ago.

When they say fake, they in terms of who will win and all the drama around it.

A lot of the blows do land and are real but a lot are also just demo for us.

They train how make blows look badder than they are.

They even have blades, so that when they are punched they will use style to cut thier forehead and you will see blood gushing.

It is all stage managed but not just anybody can do it, you still have to be a very good athlete and be ready to take punishment.

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Answered 3 years ago.

Just came upon this thread. I saw a documentary on the history channel last year about the WWE. Like some have said, wrestling is fake-real. Real in the sense that they actually beat each other up but fake in the sense that the outcome is pre-determined. The winner of each match is decided in advance.

Sorry to disappoint you but in Hulk Hogan's time it WAS fake too. In fact in this documentary, several wrestlers that were interviewed said that in real life Hulk Hogan isn't such a great fighter. However, he was a good entertainer who knew how to draw the crowds so they let him remain as WWF champion for a long time. In fact, the first time he won the title (by beating Andre the giant), Andre was sick and wanted to retire so Hulk was handpicked to "beat" him. During the fight, Hulk Hogan did something to annoy Andre and Andre started beating him up so much that they were afraid that Andre would not relinquish the title to him as planned. Eventually though, Andre let him win. In real life, they said none of the WWF wrestlers could beat Andre the giant.

The link below is a recent Sports Illustrated article about Bret "the Hitman" Hart (my favourite wrestler of all times). Makes interesting reading. http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2006/writers/arash_markazi/03/29/hot.read/index.html#

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Answered 3 years ago.
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