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Kharma: The Implant Buster
# i know i said there would be no wrestling this week # but i lied # but hey at least it's kharma # who is amazing and fierce # kharma # wwe # wrestling # awesome ladies being awesome week
Requested by anon
# the best # the only time that the anonymous raw gm was good # chris jericho # wwe # wrestling
# to be the man # you gotta beat the man # woooooooooo # ric flair # royal rumble # wwf # wrestling
# WRESTLING IS TOTALLY HETEROSEXUAL GUISE # T O T A L L Y # john cena # triple h # shawn michaels # wwe # wrestling
Electric Zombie’s Undead Death Match Poster
A close-up of a pretty unique item currently being sold by Electric Zombie that’s a bit of an homage to the 1991 Joe Jusko Royal Rumble piece. Kinda odd to see how the artist swapped in certain people in place of the original guys, but whatevs.
Click over and give them your fifteen dollars for the poster!
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I am done… Lmao!
#you can look but you can’t touch or they’ll set you on fire
These are just the best thing.
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Randy Orton & Edge imitating DX, it’s just hilarious !
# literally the only time randy orton was remotely interesting # but then edge makes everyone and everything better # edge # randy orton # rated rko # wwe # wrestling
# WHY ARE YOU SO PERFECT MARK HENRY # THIS IS WHAT HE DO # mark henry # wwe # wrestling
I hope you don’t mind that I turned your response into an actual post, it’s just that the explanation regarding Raw/WWE requires more characters than a reply or another message would allow.
It’s not a reality show, it is in fact scripted. Basically it boils down like this.
1. The outcomes of every single match is predetermined. Occasionally accidents will happen; a few weeks ago, there was a battle royal match (i.e. a match where several participants, usually ranging from 20-30 people, are in the ring at the same time, and the object is to be the last one standing in the ring) in which the person that was originally scripted to win accidentally eliminated herself from the competition. But for the most part, the outcomes of every match is decided beforehand.
2. Depending on the two wrestlers in the ring, even the moves that are done in the match are predetermined. It really depends on the style of the two people involved. Some wrestlers (such as Macho Man Randy Savage) would plan every single move, action, and even facial responses down to the very last detail. Some wrestlers (such as Ric Flair) prefer to wing it; they obviously know how the match is supposed to end, they know what the big spots (i.e. they’re supposed to hit this move or that move) are, but everything else, they just make it up as it goes along. It requires a lot of communication with the other guy they’re in the ring with…that’s why you’ll often see the two guys whispering to each other when they’re very close to each other.
3. Even the promos (i.e. whenever a wrestler is talking on a microphone) are scripted. Most of them are given scripts by writers; however, there are a few guys who are comfortable enough speaking in front of large crowds and are creative enough to write their own promos. Back during the wrestling boom of the late 90’s, promos weren’t as scripted, as the company had a lot of guys who were super talented at making up their own promos. These days, promos are mainly written by writers. Punk, though, is an example of a guy who writes his own promos.
So basically, everything is scripted. However, a lot of the injuries that the wrestlers suffer are not scripted; Jerry Lawler’s recent heart attack was not scripted. There have also been accidents which have left wrestlers paralyzed or even dead. So yeah, the match outcomes are scripted, the storylines are scripted, but these men and women are truly put their lives at risk every time they step into a ring.
Now, to answer your next question, I maintain that it is next to impossible to get a grown adult who never watched wrestling as a kid into it. Watching wrestling requires a major suspension of belief, even more than regular TV does. A lot of it DOES appear to be fake, and it can be cheesy. It can also be extremely intelligent (whenever the writers actually give a damn). I started watching wrestling when I was five years old, and even though I figured out a long time ago that it’s scripted, I enjoy watching it because just like any other TV show, there are universal, human stories being told. There are fantastic, larger than life characters (gurl one of these days I’ll tell you about the Undertaker) and then there are really human, relatable characters as well (Punk, to me, is one of those characters).
The key to watching wrestling is to go into it knowing that you’re not watching a sport like football or baseball. If you go into it knowing that you’re basically watching a TV show whose plots and stories are told through athleticism, it’s a lot easier to actually enjoy it.
# and now rose regrets ever asking me to explain raw # but really it's a complicated and complex questions that requires a complicated and complex question # honestly i'm just thrilled that my stanning has actually interested people # wwe # wrestling # wrestling meta