Watching professional wrestling is easy enough, but to truly enjoy the world of sports entertainment, you need to have the ability to suspend your disbelief in a way that most people could never do. Yes, professional wrestling is a TV show, but because it attempts to present its world as somewhat authentic, anyone who wants to sit down and truly be entertained must learn to view certain aspects of the show with a wink and a nod. More often than not, those that truly despise professional wrestling are simply unable to accept this.
The funny thing about that, though, is that there are certain moments in pro wrestling that are just impossible to look past. While some of these moments relate to knowing more about the inner workings of the business and wondering about things like why a certain performer hasn’t been given a run at the top, there are scripted moments when professional wrestling becomes so absurd that you can’t simply turn your brain off and enjoy it any longer. It’s easy enough to imagine two competitors fighting for a championship, for instance, but when one starts accusing the other of necrophilia, then it’s kind of hard to just look past that.
Truthfully, though, if you start to watch pro wrestling while ignoring that part of your brain that has conditioned you to accept certain things, you’ll find that just about every minute of your average show features some serious gaps in basic logic. The funny thing about that, though, is that these occurrences happen so frequently, that they actually do start to make sense in their own way. Of all the things that we just come to accept about the world of pro wrestling, however, these are surely the Top 15 Aspects Of Pro Wrestling That Make NO Sense.
15 Nothing Matters More Than Getting A Manager Off The Apron
14 Samoans Have Metal Skulls
13 Everything Hurts Twice As Much Outside Of A Match
12 It’s Okay To Hit A Referee As Long As They Are Knocked Out
11 The Power Of Management Is Limited To In-Ring Events
10 More Flips = More Pain
Dive off of the top rope to hit a wrestler below with a flying body splash and they’ll most likely still have the strength to get up before you even start the pin attempt. Perform a triple-backflip-corkscrew-plancha-splash, however, and you can incapacitate your foe like you’ve just hit them with your finisher at the end of a promo. Essentially the wrestling equivalent of a movie swordfighter performing unnecessary flips during a duel, the logic here is that these extra rotations somehow lend extra momentum to the maneuver.
9 The Production Team Is Omnipotent
8 Ladders Suck Out Human Energy
Ladder matches may not be the most classic form of wrestling, but they’ve been around long enough now that you’d think that you’d think that modern wrestlers would at least have learned the complicated technique of climbing a ladder. And yet, without fail, every single time a wrestler approaches one of these things, they act like it’s the first time they ever saw one.
7 Attacking A Bad Guy Is The Ultimate Act Of Forgiveness
6 Laws of Society Do Not Apply
5 Wrestlers Don’t Watch Other Wrestler’s Matches
4 Offensive Moves Only Hurt If you Miss Them
3 Pulled Tights Are Inescapable
2 Time Between Shows Doesn’t Exist
1 Anything Can Be Settled In The Ring
WWE once ran an angle where the Big Boss Man drove into a cemetery that was hosting the funeral of the Big Show’s father, beat up the Big Show, stole his father’s casket and drove off with it. How did these two men settle their differences? By seeing who could keep the other person’s shoulders down for three seconds. Yes, it doesn’t matter if you’ve pulled a gun on someone during a home invasion attempt, put another wrestler’s wife in a temporary coma or set a man on fire; there is no grudge in professional wrestling that can’t be resolved through an old-fashioned match. Of course, if things really get intense, then the score is settled by seeing who can walk out of a steel cage door first.
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