My sons have just gotten interested in wrestling. I just got them WWE AllStars for the Xbox. I never watched wrestling as a kid. Honestly, wrestling came on after Saturday morning cartoons, so when it came on I knew cartoons were over. So, that's what I associated it with.
Wrestling = Muppets show = sounds about right in terms of comedy. His theory that it is not fake because these people get hurt? Actors get hurt too on the set, some even have died, and their stunt doubles get hurt and have died too. Wrestlers are still actors, and wrestling is still fake since the players are acting; over the top acting, badly written scripts, (certainly not the calebre of "Game of Thrones") but acting nonetheless. So, wrestling is make believe just like actors' movies and TV shows are make believe and, therefore, fake. [The dramatic, soaring background music was over the top, too.]