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#1 Posted on 15.3.05 1416.42
Reposted on: 15.3.12 1422.10
    Originally posted by Lethal Wrestling
    Kids are, by and large, marks. Sure they might know "wrestling is fake" but they have yet to wrap their heads around things like booking and backstage politics. When you talk to kids who watch wrestling, and I have, many tell me that they "know wrestlers don't really bleed, it's all ketchup packets." They still believe that wrestlers win their championships on merit as opposed to because he fits a good demographic or because the right penises went in the right orifices. Some even truly think that Kane and the Undertaker are real brothers, and won't even listen to you if you tell them otherwise. Mass Media 1, Me 0. Do you see where I'm going with this? Kids don't learn about kayfabe from their friends because friends will make up anything. But once they read it on the internet the bubble gets shattered and it's over. They say the current generation of kids are the most media-conscious ones yet (to an extent, it's true.) But they love them some internet and it's practically gospel to them. But alas, the first wrestling site a young mark is gonna visit is the official one. It's a site that seems to get more kayfabed by the day.

    http://www.lethalwrestling.com/opinions//news_content.php?fileName=909


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#2 Posted on 16.3.05 1845.16
Reposted on: 16.3.12 1845.38
God I'm sick of people like this.

I'm talking about anyone who uses the word, "smark". The time of thinking that you have something over a normal fan as you know exactly what Mick Foley had for breakfast on the Hell in the Cell day is over. In fact it probably means you have no life. So what, you know about the booking of the matches and the backstage politics involved, believing that you are outsmarting the WWE as you know what happens behind the scenes. Do you honestly think that the WWE doesn't know what a massive part of wrestling that the IWC is and caters for them?

Know what? The more I watch the older tapes and DVD's of times gone by, the more I wish that Kayfabe had never died. People used to enjoy and be entertained by a product, now people stare at their TV's, notepad in hand waiting for a possible slip-up or seeing if someone is working stiff etc so they can show their internet friends how superbly brilliant their wrestling knowledge is.

I just dont understand why people buy a PPV, goto the shows, buy the merchandise and then constantly moan about how bad all of it is. I'm not saying they dont have the right, I'm just wondering why they would continue buying something they think is stale. If you bought a new chocolate bar and it tasted great, you would continue to buy it. But if 10 years down the road, you bit into it one day and it tasted like horse manure, I'm sure that you'd never buy it again. Whats the difference?

Now as I said earlier, this isn't directed at the W board, its directed at the people who believe that they are part of a special secret club that knows everything about wrestling and gladly refer to themselves as a smark. If kayfabe is dead, then surely marks and smarks no longer exist.
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#3 Posted on 16.3.05 1952.38
Reposted on: 16.3.12 1953.06
    Originally posted by devineman
    God I'm sick of people like this.
I'm sick of responses like this!

    Do you honestly think that the WWE doesn't know what a massive part of wrestling that the IWC is
No...

    and caters for them?
No.

    Know what? The more I watch the older tapes and DVD's of times gone by, the more I wish that Kayfabe had never died.
Ah, the grizzled cry of longing for the "good ol' days..."

    People used to enjoy and be entertained by a product, now people stare at their TV's, notepad in hand waiting for a possible slip-up or seeing if someone is working stiff etc so they can show their internet friends how superbly brilliant their wrestling knowledge is.
Not as many as you're making out, though.

    Now as I said earlier, this isn't directed at the W board, its directed at the people who believe that they are part of a special secret club that knows everything about wrestling and gladly refer to themselves as a smark.
It's all been said before and nothing's changed.

    If kayfabe is dead, then surely marks and smarks no longer exist.
Kayfabe will never die; it will only evolve.

Some day I'll let everyone know I'm still ahead of the curve when it comes to Expressing Wrestling Opinion when I write my award-winning column complaining about those who complain about all the complaining about the complaining. It'll TAKE IT TO A WHOLE NOTHER LEVEL, DUDE. Then everyone else will do it, and IT will seem as passe as...wait, what was I talking about again?
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