Be careful what you ask for – you might get it!

I generally regard so-called professional ‘wrestling’ with amused cynicism. It’s so obviously scripted, so palpably fake, that I’m at a loss to understand how anyone can take it seriously. Still, it has its entertaining moments – like this one. The ‘winning’ wrestlers apparently called out to the audience, asking for someone to throw them a folding chair with which to beat their ‘losing’ opponents. The result . . . well, see for yourself!

That’ll teach ’em to be careful what they ask for!



  1. I remember a swedish wrestler(as in classical greco-roman wrestler, three time world championship gold medalist) going to the states and doing that theatrical kind of wrestling for a bit. Supposedly he asked "what if I can take him out?"; was told "you can go ahead and try", won the match in 12 seconds, and then was banned from trying that anymore. He had a short career there.

  2. That's the funniest thing in the "wrestling" ring since Georgeous George swung a chair and accidentally hit the lens of a TV camera. The TV station didn't much appreciate the damage.

  3. Swedish wrestler? That would be Frank Andersson.

    I know he did that kind if wrestling for a while, but I never heard that particular story.
    But considering other stories about Frank that have actually been verified, I wouldn't be at all surprised.

  4. It's not supposed to fool the audience, or be an actual fight. It's staged theater. Ongoing storylines and drama are the point.

    It's interesting stuff as such even if the show itself is not your cup of tea.

  5. Erik: Of course Frank Andersson. How many 3 time world championship gold medalists do you think sweden has graced the sport of wrestling with? 😉

    The little tidbit I posted was told by him in a television interview in sweden.

  6. Hilarious. Incredible. There are only two real sports left in the world, WWA and Roller Derby! John Hall, Jim Green and Ralphie Valaderez anyone? 🙂

  7. Professional wrestling is fake ("worked") in the sense that the ending of each match is predetermined. What actually happens in the ring during the course of the match is not fully scripted, however, and can be quite brutal.

  8. I wrestled in high school and college. At a fundraiser I met a proffesional wrestler and we got talking about the sport.

    He said that he hates to wrestle guy who started as scholastic wrestlers. He said they always get carried away and end up being too rough.

    I have a lot of respect for these guys for the wear and tear they put themselves through.


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