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May 16, 2014 9:03AM
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Look guys it's 2014, no sh*t it's fake, we all know that already.  Your not making some great revelation here.  It's entertaining.  I'd rather watch this then a bunch of people driving a car around a track hundreds of times.  It's ok if you don't get it but quit telling us it's fake that's obvious.  I don't go around saying Spiderman is fake and scripted.  People keep commenting on it though so it's clear you smell what the Rock's been cookin'.   YES-YES-YES-YES............  
May 16, 2014 8:09AM
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So by that standard Moogie, there is no logic to soap operas, or movies, or even reality-TV, which is all really scripted and not reality?

Ask yourself this: 

Was Friends one of the most successful shows in television history because Matt LeBlanc and Lisa Kudrow were great actors, or did they fill casted roles as part of an ensemble? 

Sure, through the 1970's outfits like WWF (now WWE) kept up the illusion wrestling was real. But since the Vince McMahon Jr. takeover of the business in the 1980's, there has been no pretending. It is sports entertainment. It is a soap opera with wrestlers as the cast instead of doctors or lawyers. 

WWE keeps the cast revolving, they keep the story-lines moving, and they never miss a beat when an opportunity to merchandise comes along. Forget the wrestling part of it, that is just a means to an end. WWE is about entertainment, promotion, merchandising, and profit, just like any other successful venture. 
May 16, 2014 8:08AM
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So what you must understand about wrestling is that it's a generational thing. Most people who currently watch it do so because there parents watched it and there parent's parent as well. Not to mention that yes it may be scripted but just like any other sport it provides for very good entertainment. This outlet has brought to us many movie stars( Dewayne "The Rock" Johnson, John Cena etc.) So at the end of the day the fan base is huge because it can become a family event that all ages can watch together.
May 16, 2014 8:15AM
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Moogie Bear - So are Hollywood Movies, and are you surprised that "it's" a multi billion dollar industry?

May 16, 2014 9:40AM
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just people  working making money,  have fun with it. you like it, or you don`t..... $$$$$$$$
May 16, 2014 12:21PM
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Yeah so apparently you don't pay attention..stock dipped 50% today... great timing on your article..
May 16, 2014 3:08PM
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I was involved in the industry for many years and it still makes me laugh today that the main argument against the product is that it is fake.  Those people who argue that it is fake are the same people who will rush out to see Spider Man 2 and Godzilla, because after all THAT IS REAL!  

It's entertainment folks.  The vast majority of the fans realize this and still enjoy watching it.  

I love the parents who tell their kids they can't watch it because it is fake and phony as they tell them to brush their teeth because Santa is watching.


May 16, 2014 11:10AM
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lets face it . the comedy shows on t.v. today suck and are not funny, but to watch the w.w.e. , where we know that it is fake, well I think is funny as he*l
May 16, 2014 11:16AM
May 16, 2014 11:17AM
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They are always trying to get you to invest so the stock price will be driven up then they can sell leaving you holding the bag. They have super computers doing their buying and selling do you?
May 16, 2014 3:09PM
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I think its funny how so many people say WWE is fake . Yes we all know it is scripted but . if you say set there and say get power bombed off of the stage or pull a Jeff hardy jump off something almost 2 stories tall  is fake you must be insane . I would love to see some of you get up in the ring. plus the WWE does so much such as the make a wish foundation , breast cancer   tribute to the troops , getting kids to read books and , much more . These wrestlers are entertainers  just like football they get pay to entertain there fans . Only difference is WWe superstars don't get 3 months off like football players they  always on TV every week
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i'd rather DIE than give moneybags dolan any of my hard earned dough
May 16, 2014 12:24PM
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Sad the most revenue comes from brain dead rednecks that made WWE worth 1.3 billion.
May 16, 2014 7:48AM
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To me, professional wrestling is the only thing that doesn't make sense that it's such a bread winner. It's a controlled outcome with most of the action faked. Most of the "wrestlers" aren't even good actors.
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