People give me crap for liking pro wrestling, but I think of it as theatrics I can enjoy. There are people who watch movies knowing that it’s “fake,” but only pro wrestling is given so much flak for it.
At the end of the day, pro wrestling is comprised of very talented athletes putting their bodies on the line for the entertainment of others. There are people out there who think the wrestlers don’t get hurt whenever they do their moves. Umm, yeah. You can’t fake gravity.
When a wrestler gets slammed into the mat, they are getting slammed into the mat. There is nothing cushioning the slam. Sure, the wrestlers take these bumps to mitigate the damage they take, but it still hurts.