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When I was a kid, I loved wrestling. I would pick my younger brother up and, using the techniques I’d just seen on TV, throw him against the furniture until the sofa broke, someone bled or my mother caught and hit us both – me for tombstoning him onto the carpet, him for being tombstoned (fair).
But we don’t fight any more. And do you know why? Because eventually we figured it out: Wrestling is not real.
On Monday night, the WWE’s Wrestlemania Revenge Tour arrived in London. Maybe out of a sense of duty, maybe because of the bitterness that comes when childhood illusions are shattered, I went down to The O2 to turn a fire-hose of adult cynicism on the people who’d turned up there for an evening of harmless fun. Don’t these idiots know that wrestling’s not real?
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Where are the next generation of sporting madmen? For the answer, we must turn away from “real” sport, and look towards the world of “sports entertainment”. The term was first coined by pro wrestling to subtly hip people to the fact that it, well, isn’t real. And although in some ways it’s the “realest” shit out there, the world of darts is as much entertainment as it is sport.
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Resistance Pro Wrestling is the latest adventure embarked upon by our favourite bald man from the 1990s, Billy Corgan. Acting as the creative director behind the scenes of Resistance Pro, Corgan is hoping to return wrestling to its halcyon days of the early 90s when it was still fake but more people seemed to give a shit. They held their first event the day after Thanksgiving, cunningly deciding to bill it as “Black Friday”.
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