04/15/2013 10:25 am ET Updated Jun 15, 2013

Professional Wrestling Is Real

Audiences know why Willy Loman commits suicide, at least the first line of Hamlet's contemplative soliloquy, and even that Batman will eventually put the bad guy to justice. Despite knowing "what will happen," audiences are not deterred from watching the performances many times over.

Yet in the world of fandom, there isn't a more contentious relationship than the one between non-wrestling and wrestling fans. For whatever reason, people who do not watch wrestling feel it is their God-given duty to incessantly remind those who do watch -- and enjoy the sport -- that wrestling is "fake." But considering the recent WrestleMania 29 broke its own gross record (they grossed $12.3 million), and MetLife Stadium's attendance record (80,676 fans in attendance), non-wrestling fans should perhaps reconsider their ignorant stance against the sport.

While haters might equate wrestling to Santa Claus, the Easter bunny, or the Tooth Fairy, non-fans simply fail to understand that the entertainment that transpires from wrestling is undeniably real.

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