In celebration of WWE network's 5th birthday, the full Wrestlemania 34 is available for free on YouTube.
This would usually require a paid subscription to WWE to watch.
Best match on the card is ronda and kurt vs HHH and steph
Nothing is as good as ronda getting knocked out in 48s.
All down hill since Wrestlemania 3 - Hulk Hogan vs Andre the Giant
Ricky Steamboat v Macho Man stole the show!
Fake news… Andre and hogan was a let down compared to this:
I recently watched an interview where people said they ran away at 11 years old because they saw Jake the Snake Roberts attach a huge cobra to someone elses arm by the fangs.
Did you not watch Ultimate Warrior vs Hulk Hogan in Wrestlemania VI?
Warrior was the best. RIP
Are you having a laugh? Wrestlemania X7 is one of the greatest of all time.
For anyone who grew up in that time era, I highly recommend this documentary https://www.hbo.com/documentaries/andre-the-giant
I was in California when this was airing live. Walked into the hostel to check in while watching it on the WWE Network and the bloke working there decided to buy the PPV because I was watching it on my phone. The little kids (probably 12 and 14) didn't enjoy it as much as I did but golly dang did the bloke who worked there love it!
Worst job in the world … work harder than a UFC or NFL athlete, fight every week, body stuffed. Everyone thinks it's fake. It's scripted but the training, injuries and lifelong damage are real.
Get paid to have fun
Not to mention the toll from years of steroid abuse.
Yep. A lot of folks say it’s fake, and this and that, but at the end of the day these guys’n’gals are seriously in-shape athletes.
I mean, say what you will about WWE but how much boxing is completely rigged? The amount of muscle these guys have, jee whiz, you’d be in the gym every day virtually.
How much do they get paid?
How much do they get paid?
WWE says its average wrestler makes around $500,000 per year, but the top performers can blow that number away thanks to their sizable cuts of company revenues: Wrestlers receive shares of their merchandise sales as well as a portion of revenues from events they work. - source
I mean, for the amount of trauma they’re putting their bodies through, it’s not really that much, but fair enough, thanks for the link and the info :)
@Jawanzar: Well that's for the ones that make it to the top 1% level, I'm sure there are many wrestlers who smash their bodies in the lower ranks, never get paid for it well enough and end up with lifelong health problems.
@Jawanzar: Trauma? Do you have any news related to that? I mean the contact generally doesn't seem as brutal as NFL players. happy to be proven wrong.
@nicolascage: It's hard to specify trauma, they work through injuries, they have zero downtime, it's a constantly running production with no offseason so as you can imagine small injuries can add up very quick.
In terms of really bad stuff, at least in the big leagues (wwe/njpw) big accidents rarely happen because of their training but shit does happen occasionally.
The most severe case of 'trauma' would be the Chris Benoit double murder suicide, it's a very interesting and sad case and if you have time it's a fascinating read, being a fan of pro wrestling isn't necessary to understand it. His death was an eye opener for not just pro wrestling but all sports with high physical contact.
Yet people will line up around the block to simply try out for this nonsense. Let that sink in.
It's drama crossed with sport. The stuff these guys can do and the stories they tell during matches are at times amazing and absolutely captivating.
Calling this nonsense is like calling all acting jobs nonsense.
It's Neighbours / Home and Away on steroids.
Might seem like a good deal but don't let this man distract you from the fact that in 1998, The Undertaker threw Mankind off Hell In A Cell, and plummeted 16 ft through an announcer's table.
What about Owen Hart's opening entrance performance? #toosoon
Not a long enough lead in for /u/shittymorph. I want to get invested in a story before the swerve.
UFC is fake.
A brother is going to love this. Sent him the link. Not my type of show at all.
Oh okay. I get it. I responded to your previous comment, but it turns out you're just a judgemental troll who picks on people for the harmless entertainment they enjoy. Hope you feel fulfilled.
I haven't seen this much choreographed diving since the last soccer match
I haven't seen so many drugged up freaks in tiny shorty shorts since the last AFL match
Is this deal for real?
wrestling looks so fake now..not many ppl watching
You're joking right.. this isn't AFLX mate
Apparently millions of weekly viewers isn't many people….
Wrestling as an industry (not just WWE) is earning more money now than it ever did when "people were watching it".
Sure their average cable TV numbers are down from the 90s, but that doesn't include internet viewership (both legal and illegal). Their YouTube channel gets hammered in views, for example.
Not true at all, while pro wrestling is nowhere near as culturally relevant as the late 90s early 00s, WWEs revenue continues to climb each year, it's a really great international stock to get behind.
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So bad its good?
Wow 5 hours long?
Still waiting on the return of the Shockmaster.
Wonder what this means AFLX could be bet on . WWE not LOL .
I've been subscribed to the WWE Network for almost a year (initially for this event itself). I stayed subscribed purely for the classic content (80s and 90s), yet I keep re watching various raws, smackdowns and ppvs from 99-2002. I stopped following the WWE religiously in 2007, would still watch the occasional ppv…. would buy WrestleMania on dvd each year (well except 29, I refuse to own it!). Funnily enough it was easy to keep semi up to date skimming through resulrs and dirt sheets every now and then.
Attitude 90s era was the golden age with Stone Cold and Rock and original DX. Since it went to WWE it was boring. I wouldnt pay for it but would watch it for free
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