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Do cinematic matches qualify as being pro wrestling?
Posted by Trent Van Drisse
on 7/28/2020, 12:00 pm
I've been thinking about this, do you think the cinematic matches the WWE has been putting on fall under the umbrella of being pro wrestling? Granted, that's a wide umbrella, but does it include the cinematic stuff? I'm thinking no, that it should truly be considered "sports entertainment", though I still hate that stupid term. McMahon has tried to long, largely unsuccessfully, to brand pro wrestling as "sports entertainment", and if I'm trying to look into his feeble dried up mind, this cinematic stuff is really what he has in mind for what he wants his product to be. To me it's more like stunt work with bad acting by non actors mixed in. A big part of the art of pro wrestling has been they only had one "take" when doing a match, though some matches were re-taped over the years, but with this cinematic stuff, they are doing multiple takes at times. I'd like to hear peoples thoughts on this.