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

    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!

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    According to my dh, there is none.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JasperBoy View Post
    According to my dh, there is none.
    Make him read the article! But of course, in terms of style there is none.

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    Choreography

    And no, I didn't read the article......
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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)
    I am free of all prejudices. I hate everyone equally.~W. C. Fields

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

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    Drama.
    "I miss footwork that has any kind of a discernible pattern. The goal of a step sequence should not be for a skater to show the same ice coverage as a Zamboni and take about as much time as an ice resurface. " ~ Zemgirl, reflecting on a pre-IJS straight line sequence

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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.
    When you are up to your arse in alligators it is difficult to remember you were only meant to be draining the swamp.

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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
    We live in an ageist society where everything is based on youth, but I hated being 18. I don't like teenagers any more now than I did then. I'm 49 now and there is no way that I'd go back to my teens and 20s - even if I knew what I know now, I don't want to go through all that again. I found it a very difficult time. - Buzz Osborne of the Melvins

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    Predetermined results?

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    When you are up to your arse in alligators it is difficult to remember you were only meant to be draining the swamp.

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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.

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    Both sports have predominantly female and gays followings.

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