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Professional Wrestling: Why It Should Be Banned From Bleacher Report (Part 2)

NEW YORK - APRIL 28:  Sherri Shepherd holds up the U.S. title belt after M.V.P. defeated Dolph Ziggler during a match at WWE SmackDown at Madison Square Garden on April 28, 2009 in New York City.  (Photo by George Napolitano/Getty Images)
mason kitesContributor IDecember 19, 2016

Let me first start off by saying I am a huge wrestling fan. I have watched wrestling for a long time since the 90s, bought wrestling mags, read articles on the net, etc.

But I am not like those die-hard fans who live in a fantasy world. I am not deluded.

Wrestling is just purely a show like the Cirque du Soleil. There is no aspect of sports involved in wrestling, especially on shows like WWE.

For all those people who are going to disagree with me, lets see some of the sports on WWE:

- Hog pen match

- Divas bra and lingerie match

- Great khali kiss cam: kissing ugly women

- Vince McMahon death, Jim Ross operation, hair vs hair match, dwarves...

I can go on and on, this is not sport. Let me give you the dictionary term of sport:

sport: an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition

Right, let's dissect this, so let's combine physical exertion and competition, and this does not equate to wrestling. Definitely amateur wrestling, but not professional wrestling.

Okay, now you may call it sports entertainment: nope, still does not cut with me, WWE and all professional wrestling is purely a form of theatre or a soap opera.

To top it off, wrestling promotes the usage of steroids, wrestling is more about the look, I mean just look at the unnatural physique of these performers. If there is an advertisement of steroids, there you go. Take Batista, a typical walking advert of steroids.

Okay, now you guys are going to talk about other sports, but let me re-iterate there have been more deaths of steroids and other medications in wrestling than in other sports, just check the Internet if you are going to dispute me for the facts.

Vince McMahon actively encourages performers who are juiced up; that itself in my books does make this any kind of sporting activities.

In fact, you can think of wrestling as a bodybuilding theatre, that is more an apt description.

Wrestling - sports entertainment - 0

Wrestling - soap opera - 1

Now lets look at the other factor about sports, sports should have an appropriate men's and women's division.

Take tennis or football, or volleyball or athletics. Okay now let's have a look at wrestling: 10 minutes of women's wrestling (ha ha, sorry dancing or stripping) compared to the entire show of male performers.

Get it, this not a sport or a sporting entertainment, its like a soap opera, the director directs. So on that basis:

Wrestling - sports entertainment - 0

Wrestling - soap opera - 2

Now lets look at the next fact: in sports, the best athletes are the champions, okay now back to wrestling: Randy Orton is the champion.

In terms of athletics, Evan Bourne, or Rey Mysterio or Shelton Benjamin should be the champion. But they are not, why cause wrestling is scripted, it's a play.

Wrestling - sports entertainment - 0

Wrestling - soap opera - 3

The next factor - in any sport when results are pre-determined or fixed its a sham, results are not counted, the athletes are banned.

If they are on top of it caught taking illegal substances like Marion Jones, they are stripped of gold, and banned and even jailed.

In WWE, they are suspended for one or two months, and then bought back in and given a championship run.

Wrestling - sports entertainment - 0

Wrestling - Soap opera - 4

I can keep on going, and come up with a thousand reasons as to why wrestling is not even sports entertainment, but I am not going to.

As for any fan who is going to come up with an illogical comment about its not sports entertainment or sports, don't bother.

Based on the above, let's slot this wrestling section under entertainment (soap opera) wrestling.

I have to say thanks to Kaufman for the initial article; great job, man.

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