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Logan
08-23-2011, 07:03 PM
has the wrestling industry lied to the fans, in any way/shape/form?

I remembered the buzz about, if I remember correctly i think it was, this years wrestlemania having had the biggest crowd in the venues history, yet they later clarified that the number spanned over 2 or more days, or something like that. (please correct me on this if I'm wrong)

That got me thinking: if the E lied about that number, if only by omission, how many other times have they, along with other companies, done it?

My question mainly focuses on wrestling companies, both current and defunct, that have / had tv shows, (ie smw, wcw, ecw, tna, and so on), that openly lied on TV (IE WCW's and to an extent the E's tendency to lie about having sellout or capacity crowds when, in some cases, the camera angles during matches or interviews clearly showed empty sections of the building), but is open to other companies as well, (IE new japan, NWE, etc...)

I'm NOT counting the lying via story lines, OR the cards changing via the "card subject to change" disclaimer during wrestling ads.... if I did I'd guess there'd be several dozens of pages worth of posts about them, but feel free to post those anyway ;).

I realize that this question may not be practical, but I'm still curious.

Blakeamus
08-23-2011, 07:14 PM
Because it sounds great to say "We have a soldout crowd" than "we have half the arena in anticipation of tonights bout".

Lock Jaw
08-23-2011, 07:15 PM
Three times only.

Xero
08-23-2011, 07:24 PM
There was an "Eat Shit Logan" sign on RAW. Are you that Logan?

dhellova guy
08-23-2011, 07:48 PM
Nothing in wrestling is anything less then the 100% truth, and i'm very upset that you would imply otherwise.

CSL
08-23-2011, 08:57 PM
993,541,228,103 times

oh, 993,541,228,104 times, Ted DiBiase just this second told the 300lb woman wearing the homemade Randy Orton T-shirt that randomly hugged him in McDonalds that it was nice to meet her

actually 993,541,228,105 times

and so on

Seth82
08-23-2011, 09:08 PM
too many damn times to count

Logan
08-23-2011, 10:16 PM
There was an "Eat Shit Logan" sign on RAW. Are you that Logan?

Nope; least last I knew im not....:D

Shisen Kopf
08-23-2011, 10:42 PM
WM3's attendance was 4 billion

Xero
08-23-2011, 10:50 PM
Hulk Hogan gorilla press slammed the 5000 pound Andre the Giant in front of 40 billion people on the moon.

screech
08-23-2011, 11:33 PM
Bret screwed Bret.


I think I'm doing it wrong.

Wishbone
08-23-2011, 11:38 PM
Mabe it'd be easier if you just asked how many times they had not lied to the fans?

Razzamajazz
08-24-2011, 01:48 PM
you mean wrestling isn't real?

BigCrippyZ
08-24-2011, 01:52 PM
What do you mean Undertaker isn't really dead? Of course he is you asshole! And Kane is really his brother damn it!

Storer50
08-24-2011, 02:04 PM
What? Billy and Chuck aren't gay for each other? What?

BigCrippyZ
08-24-2011, 02:05 PM
What? Billy and Chuck aren't gay for each other? What?

Blasphemy! :lol:

Kane Knight
08-24-2011, 02:59 PM
Honestly, we had no idea Eddie was doing drugs!

BizarroKing
08-24-2011, 03:02 PM
Nobody has seen Rey Mysterio without his mask on; not nobody, not know how!

Sonofanarchy
08-24-2011, 03:09 PM
Honestly, we had no idea Eddie was doing drugs!


Before he got fired or before he died?

CSL
08-24-2011, 03:11 PM
Both. He didn't just "start going to the gym more" to achieve that physique.

FourFifty
08-24-2011, 03:46 PM
has the wrestling industry lied to the fans, in any way/shape/form?


Every night, every show.

BizarroKing
08-24-2011, 03:56 PM
Just remembered Tony Schiavonie lied to the fans nearly every night:
"This is truly the greatest night in the history of our sport!"

Rammsteinmad
08-24-2011, 03:59 PM
It was. Only WCW in 1999 could keep topping itself each week.

Gass
08-24-2011, 04:48 PM
Benoit just needed some time off. Rumor has it that he's hiding out in Graceland, waiting to make the ultimate comeback at WM30.

CSL
08-24-2011, 04:49 PM
It was. Only WCW in 1999 could keep topping itself each week.

literally

xbdj74x
08-24-2011, 05:47 PM
david arquett was champion. OMG that was real! well shit

KaosDarksol
08-25-2011, 01:53 AM
They tell us the rock is the most electrifying man in sports entertainment but undertaker has been struck by lightning more times than he has

St. Jimmy
08-25-2011, 01:59 AM
Miz is the most MUST SEE WWE Champion of all time.

Tom Guycott
08-25-2011, 03:23 AM
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