Despite being scripted the WWE is a real sport

TZW
May 5, 2016, 3:36 pm

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The debate "Despite being scripted the WWE is a real sport" was started by TZW on May 5, 2016, 3:36 pm. 12 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 20 people are on the disagree side. That might be enough to see the common perception. It looks like most people are against to this statement.

TZW posted 12 arguments, NotoriousBishop posted 1 argument to the agreers part.
Nemiroff posted 3 arguments to the disagreers part.

debateboy, TZW, SwaggerPoptart, Deonthecreation, NotoriousBishop, ototoxic and 6 visitors agree.
MrShine, Nemiroff, rajarshimaiti, TripleBarrelBluff, Claystation, Max, Zuhayr, roasting4days, CheifAnshuman and 11 visitors disagree.

nemiroff pretty much covered it. wrestlers are very athletic and very skilled. but they aren't competing. the winner of every match is predetermined. therefore it is just acting.

NASCAR is a competition. no one knows who is going to win before they start.

3 years, 3 months ago
Nemiroff
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it's like saying nascar isn't a sport cause it's a scripted popularity contest with predetermined winners.

3 years, 3 months ago
NotoriousBishop
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wwe wrestlers go through a lot of physical training, it's like saying that Nascar isn't a sport because all u do is turning left (idk), but doesn't that mean driving every day is just a sport, but more complex ??

3 years, 3 months ago

Olympic wrestling is art?

3 years, 6 months ago

but all wrestling is is acting in unitards. wrestling is a live theatre performance. it's a loud and sweaty one, but they're still just actors.

3 years, 6 months ago

Acting is called acting for a reason and not a sport. WWE is called a sport for a reason and not acting.

3 years, 6 months ago

just like actors. if you perform better than the other actors you are going to get better roles. so acting is a sport then?

3 years, 6 months ago

That's as straight forward as any sport, do better then the other guy and get a better position.

3 years, 6 months ago

They're both trying to out perform the other person though

3 years, 6 months ago

I did read the defininition. if there is no competition there is no sport. they are not both trying to win the fight. therefore it is not a competition and not a sport. it is extremely straight forward.

3 years, 6 months ago

the second definition of compete is to try to be noticed, accepted, or chosen over something else. So your point is what again?

3 years, 6 months ago

It also say gain, if you perform better you gain a better position. Read the whole definition

3 years, 6 months ago

no it really doesn't. in order to be a sport they have to compete. look up the defininition of compete. in order for it to be a competition both sides have to try to win. if the fight is scripted then they are not both trying to win. therefore it cannot fit the defininition of a sport.

3 years, 6 months ago

You can disagree all you want it still fits the definition of a sport.

3 years, 6 months ago

Check the definition of a sport.

3 years, 6 months ago

that's like saying that the avengers movies are a sporting event. they are physical. they are fighting. it is entertainment. somehow I don't think Thor is likely to be seen as an athlete.

3 years, 6 months ago

The script is made by what will likely get the best ratings, typically the best wrestler both in the ring and on the mic is who people want to watch. They don't rehearse each and every part of a match most of it is improv. So the better they perform the better rating they get (1-5 stars) the more stars the more the people want to watch that wrestler. Which is competing and allows people to grow even if the script is against them.

If they're booked to lose all of May but their 4 matches are 4, 3.5, 4, and 4.5 despite them losing the fans will react to give that person a push. Which is competing because, if a person can perform better then their foes eventually they move up in the ranking for a better script chance.

Of course some of it is mic skills too. They have to be able to speak well or they won't go far, however, they can get what's called a mouthpiece which is a person who speaks for them. So it comes down to ring performance whether or not they will grow in the company.

3 years, 6 months ago

Is though. They are competing how are they not?

3 years, 6 months ago
Nemiroff
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competing for the championship. who is the greatest. that is one thing all sports have. if it's predetermined, it's not a competition.

3 years, 6 months ago

Competing for what though? that's all sports are for entertainment. So as long as it's physical exertion and skill for entertainment it's considered a sport. You can say it's not skill, if it was an average person doing it they, or someone else, would be injured. You can't say it's physical because it does take physical endurance to run around for 2 hours in some cases. It fits every form of what a sport is.

In fact the NFL, NBA, NHL, and NBA are all known for rigging matches which is basically the same as scripting matches.

3 years, 6 months ago
Nemiroff
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it's not competing if your not comparing.
your not comparing if the fights are predetermined.

it's a performance art.

3 years, 6 months ago

Sport - an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment.

so it doesn't take physical exertion nor skill to compete for entertainment

3 years, 6 months ago

if the Victor is predetermined it cannot be considered a sport.

there is no competition.

3 years, 6 months ago
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