Post by Super Harlex 64 on Oct 11, 2012 17:21:17 GMT -5
Personally I have not. I have not because I can't relate to the characters of wrestling. All of them are so over-the-top in some way that makes them not realistic. Some hold my interest like CM Punk who is an idea of a realistic character. But the thing is CM Punk is not a realistic character because you cannot say whatever you want with no filter in real life. I mean I will admit I have very low empathy. But I really can't understand how someone can get emotionally invested in these over-the-top characters and relate to them. I would like someone to explain to me how they can relate to them.
Post by Dragon Sucks on Oct 11, 2012 18:46:59 GMT -5
At times yes. when I was a kid more so.
Sometimes I feel like you Harlex in that I'm emotionally detached and approach wrestling more like an intellectual puzzle to be figured out.
I think it does basically work off an emotional core, though. People get behind Punk because he's tattooed, sarcastic, and young. You need a little lack of realism in wrestling because it's a catharic release. People identified with Austin because he beat up his boss and drank beer, which is what most people wanted to do.
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Post by ZappaFanatic2690 on Oct 11, 2012 20:19:01 GMT -5
The last time I was EMOTIONALLY invested was when I was a kid (now 22 yrs old) ...Seeing guys I liked at the time like Hogan, Warrior or say Sting for example get destroyed by the bad guys, I would be like "Oh my, I hope Hogan comes back from that attack" and have it weigh heavily in my mind.
Now being older, I am no longer attached like that. Its more of fandom for me being a fan for soooo long.
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Post by Don't Fear The Huckster on Oct 11, 2012 23:01:05 GMT -5
My room mates make fun of me if I react to anything that's not the womens' wrestling, so sadly no. It crushes my soul. (They also think all of auto racing is scripted too, and falsely make fun of me for watching it too.)
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From time to time, like some of the people have said. The WWE tends to drag out really good storylines or have them dissolve into crap, like Summer of Punk. I was invested in that because it was real.
I still have 'mark out' moments though, but very seldom.
The Rock appearing for the first time (before it got extremely boring), HHH's entrance to Metallica that year at WM...Pretty much any time someone steals a move from someone else, and occasionally when taunts are stolen.
I laughed pretty hard when Punk said "WHATTA MANEUVER!" and prior to that was Laurinitis imitating Booker T. by saying "Five time!" after being beat up by John Cena
TL,DR: Has to be a relatable storyline, epic move, or good joke.
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Post by Meme Event Mafia on Oct 12, 2012 0:40:43 GMT -5
I still get emotionally invested when I have very strong beliefs about who should go over and the booking could really go either way. Doesn't happen often. Recent examples would be RVD/Cena at One Night Stand, Cena/Punk at MITB 2011, and Rock/Cena at WM (I was emotionally invested for Cena, mainly because I found the Rock's character during the last run to be annoying and hypocritical.
I'm emotionally invested in it because it's such a big part of my life. I know that may sound pathetic, but it is. I watch wrestling, think about wrestling, remember wrestling and look forward to good wrestling.
I know it may sound pathetic, but apart from my job, I haven't really got much else.
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last time I was really emotionally attached to WWE was when Kane took on HHH at No Mercy in 2002, ever since then I have always hated HHH... and it was for the match and the 6 different interferneces not the storyline
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That match had ZERO build-up, Bryan won a beat the clock challenge on Raw for the #1 contenders spot and then Punk and Bryan had a staredown on the go home show for Over The Limit. But the match didn't need any build-up because the wrestling sold it anyway.
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