In 2016, few people, if any, still hold on to the belief that professional wrestling involves genuine, unscripted battle.
And yet, some critics of the pursuit continually like to point out to wrestling fans that what they are watching is fake, as if this may be news to them. Twitter user @SparklePan tried this argument on Xavier Woods, who in addition to being a wrestler in WWE’s popular New Day stable, is also a smart dude who is getting his PhD in general psychology.
Woods’ well-thought out response offers an excellent summation of wrestling’s appeal.
Wrestling fans would be wise to keep this response at the ready for the next time their friends think they are breaking news about the shows being scripted.