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Who was the greater pro wrestler, Kurt Angle or The Rock?

Discussion in 'Pro Wrestling Discussion' started by the ambush, Dec 30, 2021.

  1. Jkillah Purple Belt

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    What were they?
     
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    The hands down single most important ability any wrestler should have: Chainwrestling. Angle had very smooth and stern transitions from one technique to the next. A simple duck-under alone was a sight to behold. The Rock on the other hand had very poor abilities on the mat overall. His headlocks looked loose and lazy and i cannot even remember any noteworthy chainwrestling sequences or proper scrambles in the entirety of his carreer.
     
  3. luckyshot Voted Most Reasonable Platinum Member

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    You don't have to "prove" that you don't take professional wrestling "too seriously" unless at some level you do take it too seriously.

    Professional wrestling is, in itself, a parody. The fact that the Young Bucks are intentionally parodying professional wrestling shows that they are, at some level, missing that fact.

    A lot of AEW guys are like this: they have "spoof" gimmicks to show that they aren't "marks," meanwhile they constantly risk crippling themselves with the dumb shit they do in the ring.
     
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  4. CrippleWerk Green Belt

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    I'd say it checks all the boxes to be considered art. If Broadway theater is art then so is pro wrestling, It's more physical, looks and seems more like a sports competition but it's still people putting on a performance, telling stories, in front of a live audience. Both are art, just for completely different audiences.
     
  5. moemoedc Banned Banned

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    def prefer the rock over angle
     
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    lesnar vs kurt is up there as well
     

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