Why can't wrestling boomers admit that the quality of wrestling has went up dramatically and that the new wrestlers are much better athletes and ...

Why can't wrestling boomers admit that the quality of wrestling has went up dramatically and that the new wrestlers are much better athletes and more skilled technicians? In other sports this is just considered a fact and even legitimate goats like Wayne Gretzky have talked about how skill and athleticism has increased over the years. But in wrestling you constantly have boomers crying about how matches don't have 30 minutes of rest holds anymore.

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >has went
    good morning sir

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    pro wrestling isn't a sport
    even if it was, in sports like basketball or mma there's a pretty general consensus that the increase in technique has made the sport less entertaining

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i'm here for storylines, brother
    if i wanted to watch flippy dippy cruiserweight matches i would watch luchy libra

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      True, taking turns doing moves is good for 1-2 opening matches, not a 4 hour PPV full of them

      Because wrestling isn't about in ring athletics you fricking moron.

      Also true, styles make fights. UFC is/was the best when you have someone with a BJJ/Judo blackbelt or amateur Boxing background, who trains other things on the side. UFC **FRICKING SUCKS** when everyone is a generic slopper who "trains MMA" and isn't a master at anything

      >new wrestlers are much better athletes and more skilled technicians

      See above

      pro wrestling isn't a sport
      even if it was, in sports like basketball or mma there's a pretty general consensus that the increase in technique has made the sport less entertaining

      Basketball is boring because teams don't even care about all-around players any more, they just draft freak athletes -- the 6'8 point guard who shoots 40% FG. The days with the occasional Nate Robinson or Allen Iverson are gone, teams would rather gamble on freaks who they can develop, and if they can't, they release them.

      https://i.imgur.com/1CuBi4x.jpg

      Why can't wrestling boomers admit that the quality of wrestling has went up dramatically and that the new wrestlers are much better athletes and more skilled technicians? In other sports this is just considered a fact and even legitimate goats like Wayne Gretzky have talked about how skill and athleticism has increased over the years. But in wrestling you constantly have boomers crying about how matches don't have 30 minutes of rest holds anymore.

      See above. Wrestling promotions are starting to treat their rosters like College Basketball teams do -- put 5 athletic freaks on the court, don't worry about who plays what position, or what plays to run, or any offensive/defensive scheme -- just let them run up and down the court and figure it out. It doesn't work.

      TNA has the formula right now, but not the star-power or financial backing. If I were a billionaire looking for a promotion to fund, then much like your mother, that's the one I'd like to get behind. They have a great mix of athletes, brawlers, promos, backstage shenanigans, good announce team. They've got it all except a fanbase, revenue, the ability to make a profit, and so on.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because wrestling isn't about in ring athletics you fricking moron.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >new wrestlers are much better athletes and more skilled technicians

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because modern wrestling isn't pro wrestling, its more like gymnastics+lucha+comedy

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    boomers in here really wantng to watch two hairy men do rest holds and then call it wrestling. I hate boomers so much its unreal.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      There's a midpoint between restholds and meaningless flipperinos, you moronic troony.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        yeah that's called new japan and it mogs the shit out of any boomer slop.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      In the vast majority of wrestling promotions this would be considered the worst spot ever if it happened there, not AEW though

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      All for a taco and a handshake.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Why can't wrestling boomers admit that the quality of wrestling has went up dramatically
    Because it objectively has not

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because while the "athleticism" has gone up, the in-ring storytelling has been at its absolute worst. Most modern wrestlers can't sell, they can't tell a story in the ring, most of the feuds have little to no heat and some of it looks so choreographed, you can't suspend your disbelief for more than 10 seconds.
    It's fricking horrendous how with the technical quality having improved, the storytelling has plummeted to disastrous levels.

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Why can't wrestling boomers admit that the quality of wrestling has went up dramatically

    It hasn't though, these newer wrestlers for the most part have the charisma of a popsicle stick and they look like theater kids that suddenly discovered the weight room.

    >that the new wrestlers are much better athletes

    This is true

    >more skilled technicians?

    This is not

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >flippy clown "workrate"
    Nobody cares about your troony circus act

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They don't want none

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    That's a man.

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why can't wrestling zoomers admit that the wrestling itself isn't the draw?

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because professional wrestling is more than just athleticism and in ring technical work.

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Wrestling is a work where the boys rip off fans by pretending to fight. The work involves us believing on some level we're watching a fight. That is pro wrestling at its core.

    Now the boys are getting worked by the fans. Because they're necking themselves on a nightly basis, and we don't for a second believe we're watching a fight. Thus, today's wrestling is an inversion of the real thing.

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >the new wrestlers are much better athletes and more skilled technicians?
    i watched a bob orton jr match from the early 80s yesterday and i can tell you that's not true at all

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    We want wrestling to look like WRESTLING, NOT COOPERATIVE GYMNASTICS.

    How many times must this be said?

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Basketball was better when games ended 67-71 in overtime. Wrestling was better when matches had fewer spots.

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Why can't wrestling boomers admit that the quality of wrestling has went up dramatically and that the new wrestlers are much better athletes and more skilled technicians?
    First being a technician is a kayfabe categorization and has nothing to do with actual talent.
    As far as wrestlers being more athletic, I can't agree with that either. If you watch indie wrestling from 15-20 years ago, you still see that fast paced action focused style but they're way more coordinated and put in the effort to make their shit look good. AEW is just the backwash from the 2000s indie boom.
    Also a good wrestler connects with the crowd, and athleticism can be part of that, but it's always been a very small part of that. And I think "s"marks such as yourself have a very limited view of athleticism. With acrobatics carrying a lot more weight with you than it does with general or actually smart audiences.

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