Originally Posted by jcflores
Well as a huge fan of his I think he's just upset that MMA is getting bigger than prowrestling.
Pretty ridiculous statement there. I'll use WWE and UFC as examples,WWE sells out arenas four times a week,UFC does once,maybe twice a month. WWE runs four shows on national television that air every week,each of which average 1.5-4.0 ratings. UFC airs Unleashed,and a Fight Night here and there,which averae in the 0.5-1.5 range. The closest UFC has ever come to matching a WWE television rating is when they aired UFC 75 for free on Spike. The only thing that's relatively close or comparable between the two right now is PPV buyrates. Each average about the same unless it's a huge show,and even in the PPV Market,aside from Liddell/Ortiz II,nothing the UFC has put out has come close to the PPV buys any Wrestlemania has done.
Originally Posted by Frag x 3
For the sake of trivia again, I believe the final story was that he accidentally released himself, nothing actually failed. Don't quote me on that, it's just what I heard on a documentary.
True that...from Wiki
"something went wrong with the stunt harness, apparently triggering the release mechanism early as he was being lowered. Hart fell 78 feet (24 meters) into the ring, landing chest-first on the top rope, approximately a foot from the nearest turnbuckle, throwing him into the ring. Hart had performed the stunt only a few times before and was worried about performing the stunt at Kemper Arena due to the height involved. Hart's wife Martha has suggested that, by moving around to get comfortable with both the harness and his cape on, Hart unintentionally triggered an early release."
Originally Posted by atj-lucko
Lets look at the Death Count
Pro Wrestling about 50 (under the age of 45) and at least 1 every 2 weeks.
I love MMA but I don't wanna see blood, I be happy with not seeing any.Who here wants to see fighters bleed? raise your hands!!
1 every 2 weeks is extremly exaggerated. I like to see some blood,depending on the fight,and the fighters. Ex: If Melvin Guillard gets a Vitor/Eastmen type cut,I won't be losing to much sleep over it.
Originally Posted by DW
And as for Brets thoughts on MMA(or lack thereof) it seems like he really just doesn't get the sport and competition aspect of it all. He says it himself he views it as "dog fighting",as most uneducated viewers do. Seems like he's also quite worried about the safety of the fighters,which is understandable,but I've been watching wrestling for a decade+ and have been in a ring before,and I can honestly say I'd take a dozen punches to the face over a dozen bumps in a ring. Both are dangerous arts/sports,but MMA is for sure the safer of the two.