The connection between MMA and pro wrestling is something that most fans of mixed martial arts seem reluctant to acknowledge.
As something of a masochist, I spend more time than I should reading comments sections of MMA websites.
One thing I’ve noticed from this ceaselessly exasperating pastime is that stories even tangentially related to pro wrestling tend to provoke the kind of backlash ordinarily reserved for Fallon Fox articles.
This reaction seems to stem from a misunderstanding of what pro wrestling actually is. The “sport” has been so thoroughly maligned for myriad reasons that many people—and particularly MMA fans—are eager to avoid being associated with it.
So in light of this confusion, what follows is a list of five misconceptions MMA fans have about pro wrestling.