I’m not guilty of loving WWE. Why are you?

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It’s tough to take your eyes off modestly clad men taking a swing at each other. WWE may be scripted, but does that really matter if we don’t know the outcome ourselves? For that matter, any sport can be pre-planned, but as long as you don’t know what will happen, you’re not really losing out on any entertainment. Perhaps this line of thought resonates amongst others too, given how popular the ‘sport’ is.

The way I look at it, WWE may be scripted, but it is not fair to call it fake. The blood on the face of John Cena or the bruises across the face of Matt Hardy are very real.

If you take a careful look, it includes all the things you want from a soap opera. The storyline includes passion, competitive spirit, fleeting success, permanent jealousy, rocky friendship, corny romance and inevitable betrayal. What more can you ask for?

It is all the drama you can ask for, and even though it can go over the top at times, the WWE superstars put their life on the line and cop actual injuries which would make your wince. For the cynic in you, at least take some reprieve in the fact that some of the injuries aren’t scripted!

It is thorough entertainment, and isn’t that what we want from every sport? If the performers can put on such a convincing effort, it’s tough not to connect with them, just like it’s tough to hold back your tears during an emotional movie. At least this is happening live in front of a very real audience.

And there’s a lot more you can learn from it. The clashes are often dubbed as a war between the crowd favourite and the bad guy. In movies, the good guy inevitably wins – but here you are taught that life doesn’t always work that way.

But, you know what? This is all probably just a cover up. From my initial school days, what really did catch my eye was their exceptionally toned, sexy bodies, and raw masculinity. I don’t think I was the only one who fell for John Cena. I can imagine all the hormone-stricken boys in my class feast their eyes on Trish Status. So is it really that bad a thing?

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