Pro wrestling exists in a universe all its own. We make comparisons to a number of things (sports, movies, etc.) and most of them fall entirely too short. However, one man, K. Sawyer Paul of International Object, has dared to make a comparison that sounds crazy at first but nearly impossible to deny once you see all the evidence of it.
An excerpt from InternationalObject.com:
Comparing pro wrestling to pornography is an easy argument that only gets easier as the evidence piles up. On the most basic level, each industry produces a product revolving around performances of physical exertion. Each scene (or match) is scripted beforehand (usually leaving a little room for improvisation) occurs for a formulaic amount of time, requires a series of positions and maneuvers, and involves participants becoming exhausted over time. The rules are generally known, but breaking those rules rarely results in a predictable consequence. Sometimes there is outside interference. Sometimes things go wrong. But ultimately, the scene (or match) ends in a climatic moment.
That's just a taste. Click here to read the rest.
You might be surprised at how much you end up agreeing with him. I know I was.