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George Mounce 08-31-2007 06:20 AM

WWE starts taking a stand
 
10 wrestlers suspended due to failing drug tests...(wfs): http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20520185/

About time?

James Forbes 08-31-2007 06:44 AM

Re: WWE starts taking a stand
 
Maybe this will be the start of a new frontier and ideal in fitness. Too many people have the ideal that these WWE guys are in top physical shape, and that anyone not like them must not be. Hmmmm....I think most people on this forum could do Linda and Murph every day for a week and still stomp the crap out of this guys on any WOD! I think the WWE may become more intriguing if its actors/wrestler lost some bulk (power/strength) but increased all other areas of fitness (flexibility, endurance, coordination, etc).

Gant Grimes 08-31-2007 07:43 AM

Re: WWE starts taking a stand
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by James Forbes (Post 183075)
Maybe this will be the start of a new frontier and ideal in fitness. Too many people have the ideal that these WWE guys are in top physical shape, and that anyone not like them must not be. Hmmmm....I think most people on this forum could do Linda and Murph every day for a week and still stomp the crap out of this guys on any WOD! I think the WWE may become more intriguing if its actors/wrestler lost some bulk (power/strength) but increased all other areas of fitness (flexibility, endurance, coordination, etc).

With all due respect, there might be a handful of people on these forums that could keep up with these guys on the WOD. Regardless of what you think about wrestling, these guys are on the road 300 days a year and still find time to lift weights, eat properly, work their fights, and perform (while we rest 1 day out of 4). If you've been on the mat, you know that falling is falling, whether it's planned or not. A few thousand of those a year start to add up, not to mention grappling 250 pound guys day in and day out. The steroids are as much for recovery as for the muscles. The only way to eliminate steroids is to give these guys more rest. It will be interesting to see what happens.

Traditional lucha libre is as you described. Mexican wrestlers were smaller and more acrobatic. Steroids have taken that over, too.

Peter Queen 08-31-2007 08:42 AM

Re: WWE starts taking a stand
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Gant Grimes (Post 183097)
With all due respect, there might be a handful of people on these forums that could keep up with these guys on the WOD. Regardless of what you think about wrestling, these guys are on the road 300 days a year and still find time to lift weights, eat properly, work their fights, and perform (while we rest 1 day out of 4). If you've been on the mat, you know that falling is falling, whether it's planned or not. A few thousand of those a year start to add up, not to mention grappling 250 pound guys day in and day out. The steroids are as much for recovery as for the muscles. The only way to eliminate steroids is to give these guys more rest. It will be interesting to see what happens.

Traditional lucha libre is as you described. Mexican wrestlers were smaller and more acrobatic. Steroids have taken that over, too.

Good points all around Gant. Although I don't agree with the use of steroids in any sport, those guys still take one hell of a beating, planned or unplanned. I also have to agree with your comment about Mexican wrestlers. I use to really love watching those aerial acrobatics...simply awesome. It's too bad steroids have seeped into that world as well.:mad:

Becca Borawski 08-31-2007 09:22 AM

Re: WWE starts taking a stand
 
These guys have horrible schedules and incredible physical demand on their bodies, hence the abuse of steroids, drugs, and painkillers running rampant. I doubt without the publicity received by the series of deaths of pro-wrestlers that the WWE would have ever done anything. This stuff has been going on for a long time.

John Bickel 08-31-2007 10:45 AM

Re: WWE starts taking a stand
 
Looks like a total PR move. They will not be identifying the wrestlers until Nov 1st. Why the wait?

I am guessing that they want everyone to forget about the suspensions before they release a list of 10 jobbers or wrestlers with contract disputes.

Gant Grimes 08-31-2007 10:57 AM

Re: WWE starts taking a stand
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by John Bickel (Post 183138)
Looks like a total PR move. They will not be identifying the wrestlers until Nov 1st. Why the wait?

I am guessing that they want everyone to forget about the suspensions before they release a list of 10 jobbers or wrestlers with contract disputes.

They need to shuffle some titles around.

"Jobbers" :). Haven't heard that in awhile.

Becca Borawski 08-31-2007 01:01 PM

Re: WWE starts taking a stand
 
I think the list got out anyway, though - I heard a whole list of names on the radio news this morning. I don't remember them all off the top of my head, though.


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