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8th Nov '16 8:03:32 AM thecarolinabull01
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Yes, ProfessionalWrestling is fake. There is no denying that, but it comes with quite a few advantages. For example, [[LongRunners pretty long careers]]. (In [[DentedIron some]] [[AnyoneCanDie cases]]). The planned structure of matches allows wrestlers to still keep going in their 40s, 50s or even longer, making wrestlers living LongRunners. Overlong careers are mostly a result of wrestling being the only income for most wrestlers, either because they don't have anything waiting for them after wrestling or for other reasons, such as the love they have for the profession.

[[BrokenBase Fans are fighting over this theme constantly]]. Some people think that the old guard only take up space and TV time that could be used for younger wrestlers, while other fans enjoy the nostalgia and think that the oldies still have their place on the show and are not really to blame for younger wrestlers not being used. Fan reactions will also depend on how much talent and effort said wrestler will still put in the ring (i.e. Wrestling/RicFlair still pulled a lot of respect for his ring-work while others are often lambasted for still maintaining main event space despite a now deeply limited ring effort.)

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Yes, ProfessionalWrestling is fake. There is no denying that, but it comes with quite a few advantages. For example, [[LongRunners pretty long careers]]. (In [[DentedIron some]] [[AnyoneCanDie cases]]). The planned structure of matches allows wrestlers to still keep going in their 40s, 50s or even longer, longer[[note]]Keep in mind that an athlete is considered old at 35![[/note]], making wrestlers living LongRunners. Overlong careers are mostly a result of wrestling being the only income for most wrestlers, either because they don't have anything waiting for them after wrestling or for other reasons, such as the love they have for the profession.

[[BrokenBase Fans are fighting over this theme constantly]]. Some people think that the old guard only take up space and TV time that could be used for younger wrestlers, while other fans enjoy the nostalgia and think that the oldies still have their place on the show and are not really to blame for younger wrestlers not being used. Fan reactions will also depend on how much talent and effort said wrestler will still put in the ring (i.e. Wrestling/RicFlair still pulled a lot of respect for his ring-work while others are often lambasted for still maintaining main event space despite a now deeply limited ring effort.effort, such as Wrestling/{{Batista}} during his 2014 return.)
8th Nov '16 7:49:52 AM thecarolinabull01
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* Wrestling/ScottHall: Retired in 2010 at the age of 51.
8th Nov '16 7:47:51 AM thecarolinabull01
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* Wrestling/ChrisJericho (45 years old)

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* Wrestling/ChrisJericho (45 (46 years old)
8th Nov '16 7:45:44 AM thecarolinabull01
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* Wrestling/{{Goldberg}} was thought to have wrestled his final match in 2004 at the age of 37, but announced in 2016 that he'd be coming out of retirement to have a rematch with Brock Lesnar, at the age of 49.
8th Nov '16 7:43:26 AM thecarolinabull01
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* Wrestling/TripleH (46 years old, though he has semi-retired due to his duties as head of Talent Relations and eventual successor to the WWE empire.)

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* Wrestling/TripleH (46 (47 years old, though he has semi-retired due to his duties as head of Talent Relations and eventual successor to the WWE empire.)



* Wrestler/BookerT and brother Stevie Ray wrestled one last match as a Harlem Heat in February 2015. Both men were 49 and 56 respectively. It is unknown if it was both mens' final matches though.

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* Wrestler/BookerT and brother Stevie Ray wrestled one last match as a Harlem Heat in February 2015. Both men were 49 and 56 respectively. It is unknown if it was both mens' final matches though.



* Although Wrestling/BretHart retired in 2000, he made a brief return to the ring ten years later after reconciling with WWE, wrestling his final match at 53 years old.

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* Although Wrestling/BretHart retired in 2000, he made a brief return to the ring ten years later after reconciling with WWE, wrestling his final match at 53 years old.old (though the term "wrestling" is used loosely, since all he was able to do was throw weak punches and weapon shots).
8th Nov '16 7:37:53 AM thecarolinabull01
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Yes, ProfessionalWrestling is fake. There is no denying that, but it comes with quite a few advantages. For example, [[LongRunners pretty long careers]]. ([[DentedIron in some cases]]). The planned structure of matches allows wrestlers to still keep going in their 40s, 50s or even longer, making wrestlers living LongRunners. Overlong careers are mostly a result of wrestling being the only income for most wrestlers, either because they don't have anything waiting for them after wrestling or for other reasons, such as the love they have for the profession.

[[BrokenBase Fans are fighting over this theme constantly]]. Some people think that the old guard only take up space and TV time that could be used for younger wrestlers, while other fans enjoy the nostalgia and think that the oldies still have their place on the show and are not really to blame for younger wrestlers not being used. Fan reactions will also depend on how much talent and effort said wrestler will still put in the ring (i.e. Wrestling/RicFlair still pulls a lot of respect for his ring-work while others are often lambasted for still maintaining main event space despite a now deeply limited ring effort.)

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Yes, ProfessionalWrestling is fake. There is no denying that, but it comes with quite a few advantages. For example, [[LongRunners pretty long careers]]. ([[DentedIron in some (In [[DentedIron some]] [[AnyoneCanDie cases]]). The planned structure of matches allows wrestlers to still keep going in their 40s, 50s or even longer, making wrestlers living LongRunners. Overlong careers are mostly a result of wrestling being the only income for most wrestlers, either because they don't have anything waiting for them after wrestling or for other reasons, such as the love they have for the profession.

[[BrokenBase Fans are fighting over this theme constantly]]. Some people think that the old guard only take up space and TV time that could be used for younger wrestlers, while other fans enjoy the nostalgia and think that the oldies still have their place on the show and are not really to blame for younger wrestlers not being used. Fan reactions will also depend on how much talent and effort said wrestler will still put in the ring (i.e. Wrestling/RicFlair still pulls pulled a lot of respect for his ring-work while others are often lambasted for still maintaining main event space despite a now deeply limited ring effort.)
8th Nov '16 7:03:52 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* Wrestling/RickySteamboat looked like he was going to miss out, first retiring in 1994 at the age of 41, but he made an impressive return run in WWE 15 years later in 2009, feuding with Chris Jericho.
17th Oct '16 5:31:39 PM thecarolinabull01
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* Wrestling/ChrisJericho (45 years old)
16th Oct '16 7:16:39 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* Wrestling/{{Psicosis}} (45 years old and still wrestling)
22nd Sep '16 12:25:26 PM WF72
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* Marty Jannetty is 56 and still does matches on the indie circuit, as well as managing in Chikara.
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