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Can you name one similarity between Figure Skating and Pro Wrestling?

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by joeperryfan, May 8, 2013.

  1. joeperryfan

    joeperryfan Well-Known Member

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    I wrote an article entitled Can you name one similarity between Figure Skating and Pro Wrestling?, it's part of a column I've started on the site where I make an apparently absurd question out there on the web and then reflect upon the answers I get (well, sometimes not so much). I hope you enjoy it.

    I also started a crowdfunding project for the Music and Routines Database, you'll find a link to it on the site, if you can contribute monetarily or by spreading the word, it's much appreciated.

    Thank you!
     
  2. JasperBoy

    JasperBoy Next stop: Helsinki

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    According to my dh, there is none.
     
  3. joeperryfan

    joeperryfan Well-Known Member

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    Make him read the article! But of course, in terms of style there is none. :)
     
  4. Really

    Really Boston 2016 - I came, I saw, I loved it!

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    Choreography

    And no, I didn't read the article......
     
  5. kittyjake5

    kittyjake5 Well-Known Member

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  6. Kasey

    Kasey Radiating rainbows!

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    They are both essentially individualistic sports? (Even the dance and pairs, it is only two people, as opposed to a full "team" like in many sports such as soccer, football, baseball, basketball, etc)
     
  7. gkelly

    gkelly Well-Known Member

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    Especially ~20+ years ago, I would have said that a similarity between Wrestling and Figure Skating is that in both cases the amateur version is a sport and the professional version is show business.
     
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  8. DarrellH

    DarrellH New Member

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    flashy costumes, choreographed routines, collapsible batons, fanatical fans with signs.
     
  9. BittyBug

    BittyBug Losing Faith

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  10. Aussie Willy

    Aussie Willy Hates both vegemite and peanut butter

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    If anything this certainly is a different thread topic than the usual "Who is better" threads.

    I vote for lots of flouncy and prancing around. And Over the top expressions.
     
  11. overedge

    overedge not your emotional support turkey

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    Why, yes I can :)
    "Protect your partner", "make your partner look good as well as yourself" and "Tell a story" are just as important in pro wrestling as they are in skating.
    Audiences for both like to see great costumes and charismatic performances, and really appreciate well done elements and thoughtfully planned performances.
    However,one big difference that I've mentioned before is that at least pro wrestling is honest about being fixed :p
     
  12. VIETgrlTerifa

    VIETgrlTerifa #Beckywiththebadgrades

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    Predetermined results? :p
     
  13. aliceanne

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  14. Aussie Willy

    Aussie Willy Hates both vegemite and peanut butter

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  16. RickInSanJose

    RickInSanJose Active Member

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    Wrestlers Blade themselves, and skaters wear blades.

    Triple H and triple jumps.

    The Big Show and ice shows.

    The Undertaker and underrotation.

    Lots of falls.

    Divas.

    Edge and edges.

    Chris Benoit and Christopher Bowman.
     
  17. orbitz

    orbitz Well-Known Member

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    Both sports have predominantly female and gays followings.
     
  18. Whitneyskates

    Whitneyskates Well-Known Member

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    BaileyCatts Well-Known Member

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  20. Domshabfan

    Domshabfan A proud P/C fan

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  21. overedge

    overedge not your emotional support turkey

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    Given how sadly both lives ended, I don't think this is very funny.
     
  22. Yazmeen

    Yazmeen Well-Known Member

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    You can get damned sweaty doing either one...
     
  23. screech

    screech Well-Known Member

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    Tight pants?

    Flexibility (in the women at least)

    (often) unintentionally sexual-looking moves and touching (holds vs dance lifts...)

    Outspoken fans
     
  24. Iceman

    Iceman Well-Known Member

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    They're both fixed. lmao Just kidding.
     
  25. RickInSanJose

    RickInSanJose Active Member

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    Agreed. I didn't intend that one to be funny. Not everything has to be funny.