Is WWE Wrestling Real Or Fake?

Taker vs The Game, Georgia Dome

You may not be a wrestling fan, but just keep reading this, especially if you are a Christian.

Ok, now I know many people will think I’m crazy for writing this, but is WWE wrestling real or fake? I know they use the term sports entertainment, but is it more sport or entertainment? Now I’m sure like most arguments in America, there are people on both sides. Watching the big Wrestlemania match with my son, it finally became clear to me that some wrestlers are real sports and some are only entertainment. Take for instance, The Undertaker versus Triple H match…..these guys were real athletes. Why you might argue? Although they don’t necessarily compete with win/loss records, like real athletes, they make physical sacrifices and perform feats that the normal Joe can’t. They must learn the how to take a hit (I.e. MMA or boxing), take a fall (I.e. Football), and jump (I.e. Basketball). By this definition they are as much of an athlete as any other. The Undertaker vs Triple H match was fun to watch, like a great hard-hitting, grind it out, old-fashioned football game. On the other hand, the John Cena vs Miz match was just the opposite. The Cena match was more entertainment to me; poorly executed moves and two guys who are great with the mic but not all that athletic. Now, my son is probably one of the biggest Cena fans in the world and he probably won’t like this post much….but, that match was very bad sport and very bad entertainment. So that leads me to my final observation….are you ready for it? You know the preacher will some how find a way to tie this to the Christian life, right? So, are Christians today more real or fake? Do we really pay the price of the dedicated athelete, leaving everything for Christ on the field? Or, are we more concerned with entertaining people in the name of Christ?


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Author:De'Andre Salter

De'Andre Salter is a nationally recognized entrepreneur and senior pastor of The Tabernacle, a fast-growing, non-denominational ministry in South Plainfield, New Jersey. Salter is a self-made success and CEO of Professional Risk Solutions, LLC, the largest minority-owned specialty brokerage firm in the United States. A Jersey native and Drew University graduate, Salter was honored as one of the “Top 40 Black Executives Under Forty” by The Network Journal. In addition to winning souls, he has a vision to build communities through supporting entrepreneurs. His book,Hope in the Hood, is a springboard to helping others who hail from neighborhoods like his in Newark, build and grow businesses in their community. He is offering not just a step-by-step action plan, but also financial resources.

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