Glenn Gilbertti is back on Wrestlezone.com with an exclusive two-part column regarding wrestling belts being props.
Boxer foreign objects. Wrestling is not real, and as long as the UFC continues to gain popularity, the suspension of disbelief is going to be far more difficult to accept.
The reason wrestling seems as fake as it does these days is because the wrestlers themselves don’t know how to make it look real. Back in the Buddy Rogers-Bruno days, fans went to the matches because they thought the two guys were actually fighting. Well, as soon as the secrets of the biz were exposed many many moons ago, the trickle down effect has seen the youth of America growing up with no belief whatsoever that wrestling matches are real fights. And why should they? They can watch UFC and see world class fighters kick each other’s butts for real.
professional wrestling. Two guys with 1-3 months of buildup preparing to fight for a belt that actully means that you’re the better man. That’s the way pro wrestling used to be.told me one time that the UFC is the new
Mark Madden is trying to use Bruno’s 8 year championship reign as a reason that the belt meant so much. But didn’t he also recently write that Bruno didn’t draw?? So let me get this right. Vince Russo devalued writing wrestling during a time when business was at it’s highest point. Bruno kept the belt credible but didn’t draw. Ok.