Is wrestling a sport or just a violence-show?

@opinione (749)
Italy
June 5, 2007 6:34pm CST
Whether it is a sport why it is not an Olimpic specialty? If it is not a sport you consider it like a circus exhibition? Why it attracts the fantasy of boys and adolescents? It is just a violent pantomime for exalted people or it has a technical content?
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@barehugs (8986)
• Canada
5 Jun 07
Wrestling is an artform. Its a Spectacular sport, and it's performed by Artists. Each bout is carefully planned before the show, each Hold practised, until its Perfect. Yes, its like a circus exibition, but its also a sport, because it entails Strength, and Stamina. Although I seldom watch Wrestling, I have nothing but admiration for the wrestlers! They are wonderful actors! Thanks for your query.
@opinione (749)
• Italy
6 Jun 07
And thanks for your very good answer. I too admire many performers for their fiscal qualities but also for their acting qualities. They are at the same time actors and stunt men in a sort of reality show 'ante-litteram'.
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• United States
9 Jun 07
Now there is wrestling and there iss WWE Wrestling. The first is an olympic sport.It has rules and is a real competition. But WWE Wrestling is one part side show, another part soap opera, and one partreality show.It is pure entertainment.I guess guys like the action. I liked it because of the storylines.I watched it like I would watch it like my soaps. I picked a character and got to know all his friends and enemies, and I got hooked. Who will meet in the ring next? Will he tag team with this wrestler or this one?
@gberlin (3836)
6 Jun 07
It is like a circus exhibition. As long as people are willing to pay money to watch these guys act then there will be wrestling. I think people like to watch competition. Actually, wrestling reminds me of gladiators. Where a fight was staged and most people could tell who was going to win.
6 Jun 07
I don't like at all this show, 'cause for me it's a show of violence. I don't like watching people fighting with each other.