There are those in wrestling media and among wrestling fans who’ll have you believe that wrestling should be classified a sport. They cover wrestling as if it were MMA, and often times combine the two together in their comparisons as if the only difference between the two were the staged results.
Conversely, there are those in the industry and among fans who will swear to you that pro wrestling is completely and unequivocally theatre or performance art. Chris Jericho is actually one of those people, oddly enough. They feel that there is nothing sporting about wrestling, mainly because of the staged nature of it.
So, which one is it, sport or theatre? That’s a hard question to answer, and everyone’s got their own opinion, including myself. Unlike some of the extremes, I find the answer is somewhere in the middle.
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