Comments:WWE Raw Results from Memphis, TN for September 15, 2008

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Wow. I didn't know wrestling was notable enough to on Wikinews. There has to be some rule against publishing FAKE entertainment

I didn't think it was myself, but talking with a couple of notable administrators and editors here, they were very excited to see it added, so I decided to take the risk. I realize that there are aspects of it which doesn't appear to hold the same standards as other journalistic endeavors these days. Apparently it has been forgotten that up until the explosion of television media in the 1950s, newspapers across the globe heavily promoted professional wrestling in its sport pages, and occasionally at the lead story, all with the full knowledge that aspects of it were more entertainment than sports, more scripted than real. With television, the wrestling promoters had direct access to a national audience, if not a global one, and could deliver through audio and video the ideas, action and emotions that a newspaper article could not, so the excitement for writing about professional wrestling in major publications waned

I guess I fail at being first...Edit

How is this news? When has something so blatantly scripted ever been considered news?

If the topic was "Joe Donkey in WWE died" that might be a different matter, but the results of a script? Bad beat. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Thesoliloquy (talkcontribs) 06:30, 17 September 2008 (UTC)

No. They have no relevance to the real world. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:43, 18 September 2008 (UTC)

While I like Wrestling, I will say no to it being reported in the NewsEdit

As pro wrestling is a scripted show event, deciding to allow pro wrestling to report as Wikinews is indicating to other audience that other TV shows should be open to Wikinews too, as in report the latest stories lines of TV Heroes and Lost in details, which doesn't make any sense.

Given the large numbers of wrestling news site out there providing the show summary/results like ProWrestlingInsider as well as WWE own's offical website I see no reason there is a need of it being reported on Wikinews unless it is something extremely unusal happened. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:13, 18 September 2008 (UTC)

Wrestling NewsEdit

As a fan of WWE I found this article informative but I agree with the other comments as Wrestling is fake in terms of match outcomes and shouldn't be in the "Wikinews" page. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:34, 18 September 2008 (UTC)

If people are making big news of all this Bob Barr stuff then why not make Wikinews like all other media outlets and go for soft yellow news. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:32, 19 September 2008 (UTC)

Yay wrestlingEdit

of course because wrestling is awesome. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:08, 24 September 2008 (UTC)