--- In email@example.com
, "doggyj0525" <doggyj0525@...> wrote:
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Walter" <walterfive@> wrote:
> > Why are they running Wrestling on the Sci-Fi Channel?
> Have you seen WWE??? If that's not science fiction - or just pure
> fiction - I don't know what is!!!!
The 20-something-year-old son of my Bishop was a scriptwriter for WWE
for several years, making a tidy 6-figure income... sure it's pure
fiction. Like I said, those guys are stuntmen, acrobats, and
atheletes... if not actors. What they do isn't "fake" any more than
what a movie stuntman does-- people do get hurt, sometimes seriously,
and in the long run many end up crippled, unable to walk unsupported on
blown-out knees, in wheelchairs, or suffering fused vertebraes, and
other back and spinal maladies. Addiction to pain-killers is another
career hazard, look at the wreckage of the lives of former top-card
Wrestlers like Jake Roberts, Chris Benoit, Elizabeth Hulette, Lex
Luger, Kerry Von Erich, Mike Von Erich, and Chris Von Erich, most of
them while they were still relatively young, in their 30's or 40's.
The B-Grade Passion Plays and Soap Operas you see these men and women
perform on TV may be scripted, and their ability to act in them may be
sometimes questionable, but *do not* make the mistake of thinking
it's "fake." It's never "fake."