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Guest Reality Checked

I was just wondering, does anyone feel slightly (or highly) embarassed when they mention they like wrestling?

 

See, i sometimes get embarassed, but not often. I know a few people who DO get embarassed, and i was wondering if it's the same for others here.

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Guest Dave7g
Usually, yes. If it gets brought up in conversation by anyone it's to take the piss out of it. I can't complain though, the last time they put wrestling on the TV in our local, The Dicks just happened to be making their entrance, and who were they facing? The Boogeyman of course. Was this embarrassing? What do you think?
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Guest Danny Styles

There are two sides to wrestling for me

 

The non- embarrasing.. anytime i'd show my friends a great match and have no shame in that.. WRESTLING the SPORT isn't embarrasing, i'd show anyone HBK vs Angle at Mania 21

 

but things like Vince pulling **** out of JR's arse and the Boogeyman are

 

i wouldn't show them to my friends

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Guest The Great Ahmar
There are two sides to wrestling for me

 

The non- embarrasing.. anytime i'd show my friends a great match and have no shame in that.. WRESTLING the SPORT isn't embarrasing, i'd show anyone HBK vs Angle at Mania 21

 

but things like Vince pulling **** out of JR's arse and the Boogeyman are

 

i wouldn't show them to my friends

 

Exaclty what i would say.

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Guest Citizen Kane

More so now then a few years ago. It was fantastic in 2000/2001 because seemingly evryone in school watched it and it was the 'cool' thing. Even my parents seemed interested, so I wasn't embarassed.

 

Nowadays I hate anyone bringing it up. A lot of those peopel who were interested a few years ago have 'grown out of it'. And as Dave said, when you turn on the TV you see guys like The Dicks and The Boogeyman instead of The Rock and Steve Austin.

 

So yes, I get very embaressed if it's brought up or theres even an ad on the telly for it. I still love it though.

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Guest Reality Checked

yeah, i feel the same a you guys. id show anyone a great wrestling match, but never things like The Boogeyman.

 

EDIT: No txt spk please.

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Guest Slim Jim
I'd show people the Boogeyman. The worm eating Boogeyman rather than the nursery rhyme singing one. But both are cool to me.
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Guest stevehayes2005
I do get embarrased sometimes but people who don't watch or know wrestling enough are to me outsiders in the fact that they think it's all fake, talentless acting. Which it is not. I am not embarrased showing any mate or family member a wrestling MATCH it's just the backstage crappy stuff as you say like Boogeyman/Sharmell comedy segments which make me feel red faced! Still love it though!!
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Guest MojoPogo
I have pride in the business. I tell anyone who listens that I'm a WWE fan.

 

me too. Its no less embarrassing than witless crap, like Neighbours or Eastenders frankly. Hell, its a case of if it aint cool enough for you, dont watch. Simple as. you pays your money, you takes your choice.

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me too. Its no less embarrassing than witless crap' date=' like [b']Neighbours[/b] or Eastenders frankly.

:eek

 

With the return of Paul Robinson, Karl Kennedy back as a regular, and Harold Bishop's heel turn, Neighbours is pure quality, again.

 

Personally, if somoene asks me do I like wrestling, I'll say "It's OK". I don't go out of my way to tell people how great it is, and I would never wear a t-shirt of a wrestler, or anything like that, but if asked, I wouldn't lie about it. I still find WWE very entertaining anyway, even what most would dislike, such as Dalip Singh, or The Boogeyman. I don't see anything to be ashamed of, it's just the usual wrestling fan stereotype, I don't want to be branded with.

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Guest Bluestiger99
Besides, its not like its all fake. Most of the guys are athletes, pure and simple. I've no problem telling people I watch wrestling. If they try and say anything about it, I point out how at least wrestling admits its a work, unlike the current craze of reality shows.
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Guest MojoPogo
:eek

 

With the return of Paul Robinson, Karl Kennedy back as a regular, and Harold Bishop's heel turn, Neighbours is pure quality, again.

 

Personally, if somoene asks me do I like wrestling, I'll say "It's OK". I don't go out of my way to tell people how great it is, and I would never wear a t-shirt of a wrestler, or anything like that, but if asked, I wouldn't lie about it. I still find WWE very entertaining anyway, even what most would dislike, such as Dalip Singh, or The Boogeyman. I don't see anything to be ashamed of, it's just the usual wrestling fan stereotype, I don't want to be branded with.

 

Dude, i hate to be branded with ANY stereotype, but i couldnt give a f*** what any non-wrestling (or anyone else) thinks. I like what i like and thats it. Why justify yourself? Variety is good. Variety packs are better! (shame about the small portions though.....er...):D

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With the return of Paul Robinson' date=' Karl Kennedy back as a regular, and Harold Bishop's heel turn, Neighbours is pure quality, again.[/quote']

So very true.

 

I've no problems professing my love for wrestling and defend it to the death when someone who has no clue what he's talking about is dismissing it as 'fat sweaty guys hugging each other'. I find people who are embarassed about something they obviously love quite embarassing personally.

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Guest horsemansmiler
I have pride in the business. I tell anyone who listens that I'm a WWE fan.

 

 

Think thats my standpoint im not asshamed of wrestling or being a wrestling fan. its been my sport for 15 years why be embarassed at that

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I've never found it embarassing that i like wrestling, why should i? its like watching Eastenders, except instead of the Michell Brothes beating people up its Bobby Lashley, FINLAY & others, i dont even need to tell anyone i like wrestling, and if they dont care, they wont ask, ifim watching a wrestling DVD, and my mate comes over, do i rush to the remote and turn it off, no, i leave it on, people that are "embarassed" about being a wrestling fan should be a wrestling fan IMO.
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Guest Ro_y Disco

I tend to be mixed. Sometimes (like now trying to hide the two logo while at work) I find it embarrising. Whenever I talk to a non-fan whatever I say it's always "don't you know it's all fake?".

 

Other times though I revel in the uniqueness of being a fan. Like when I'm at a party I'll put on TWC just to p*ss people off. Every so often people will join you watching and actually enjoy it or will tell you in secret that they're a private fan.

 

Seriously, I would imagine it's less embarrsing having to come out of the closet! It's certainly more embarrising buying a wrestling DVD (I had some Woolworths employees try to fob a damaged DVD off on me, thinkin I was a stupid wrestling fan and wouldn't notice) than it is buying hardcore porn.

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Guest Dave7g
:eek

 

With the return of Paul Robinson, Karl Kennedy back as a regular, and Harold Bishop's heel turn, Neighbours is pure quality, again.

 

Harold's heel turn was just as important as Hogans.

 

I certainly wouldn't go around wearing a T - Shirt that said "Randy Orton Rulllezzz" with his face on the front, oh God no. I will stand up for it when backed into a corner about it, saying that "you don't know what you are missing" etc. Although to the complete noob, looking at wrestling and seeing the Dicks, Boogeyman, a pirate, a Goldust, Dr. Heiny, a 2 hour court case resulting in a man being thrown into a garbage truck, a fat woman dancing and shouting, gay cheerleaders etc... I really can't blame them for laughing at it. To them it looks like utter shite, and it does to the naked eye. Usually if i'm "caught" watching TNA it's not too bad, as they seem to enjoy the high flying antics and the more "sporty" feel to it all.

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Guest Chriscare

Most people i know i either met through the wrestling industry or liking in wrestling is something we have in common.

 

I'm generally 50/50 with telling new people i meet wrestle and like wrestling, generally it adds intrest to me however its often mocked too. It's generally people who havent seen wrestling since the days of the ultimate warrior who asks questions like 'do you wear pink lycra' ah the originality of the jokes.

 

Back when i was at school i'd never hide the fact i liked it, because there was always a small following there. It's a bit different at college and work when you start mixing with differnt age groups though

 

EDIT: No txt spk please.

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