World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc., WWE, is an American integrated media and entertainment company that is primarily known for professional wrestling. WWE has also branched out into other fields, including movies, football, and various other business ventures.
The WWE name also refers to the professional wrestling promotion itself, founded in the 1950s as the Capitol Wrestling Corporation. As of 2019, it is the largest wrestling promotion in the world, holding over 500 events a year, with the roster divided up into various globally traveling brands, and is available to about 36 million viewers in more than 150 countries. The company’s global headquarters is located in Stamford, Connecticut, with offices in major cities around the world.
It being a professional game, it is one of the most supported sport in Uganda just after football. The sport has a daily television broadcasts on some Ugandan TV stations while other stations opted to broadcast the sport on specific days. Due to to its high demand as the sport does not discriminate age, all new Television stations use Wrestling as a promotion tactic to attract attention and retain viewers to their Televesion broadcasts.
KS Television a Wakiso – buleega based Television station broadcasts this amazing sport almost on a daily basis and according to COCIS NEWS sport survey, almost all local saloons in Uganda tune in the television broadcast with wrestling to entertain their customers.
In my childhood in about 2004, wrestling could occupy 80% of our school conversation with friends as we could preview the entertaining moves from the Undertakers, bigshows, jonecena, Tripple Edge among other stars of that time. In the recent editions, new entries have emerged in the sport paving way to Roman reins the ugandan ladies make up foundation, Brock Lesnar (won WWE Championship on October 4, 2019 defeating Kofi Kingston on SmackDown’s 20th Anniversary. ) , Braun Strowman (won WWE Intercontinental Championship on Jan 31st 2020 defeating Shinsuke Nakamura on Super SmackDown. ) among other stars.
However, in-spite of the sports fame across the world, criticism about the sport being a legit contest as it is with football, netball and athletics has been an a strong point of argument across different media platforms and personalities coming up with differing opinions.
According to a wikipedia write up, wrestling is a not a legit fight contest as it is with kick boxing. It is purely an entertainment based cooperation. However, kick boxing too is for entertainment but when it comes to WWE contests, everything seen on screen is acted featuring storyline-driven, scripted, and choreographed matches, though matches often include moves that can put performers at risk of injury, even death, if not performed correctly.
Well, before a match is up, the winner is already know in the script however, what takes place in the ring is too real. When a punch hits the face, it has hit it and that time a folding chair is thrown at brook lesna’s back, the pain felt is real.
From different arguments across quora.com, the opinions drove to the spot being fake and true at the same time. Unlike football matches where the outcome is predictable depending on history, in WWE, the winner is scripted depending on market position meaning before the actual setup contest, the WWE insiders plus the actors are 100% sure who the winner is.
Bleacher Report writer Josh McCain acknowledges that the reason WWE struggles to be taken seriously by mainstream American audiences is its “carny roots.” WWE’s entire set-up relies very heavily on the concept of kayfabe — also known as the carefully cultivated illusion that what fans are seeing is 100 percent real. The idea originated on the carnival circuit, along with near-limitless lingo, slang, and cues that separated insiders and fans in the know, from the naive, wide-eyed wrestling fan who thinks the spandex, make-up, anger, violence, and results is totally legit.
Maintaining kayfabe at all times is impossible in an internet-friendly world, but it’s not like WWE owner Vince McMahon didn’t break with tradition long before anyone heard of YouTube …
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