Is Wrestling Fake, Old Wrestling Video Games, And More | Wrestle Buddies Episode 16

This week on Wrestle Buddies, Mat and Chris tackle an age-old question. Is professional wrestling fake? The short answer is no.


This week on Wrestle Buddies, GameSpot's professional wrestling podcast, Chris E. Hayner and Mat Elfring are getting personal. How personal, you ask? Chris is digging up the past--literally--while Mat is settling an online beef with someone he's never met.

First up, Mat got a comment from a stranger on the internet about how wrestling is fake. Is it really, though? That's the question we tackle by looking at the history of sports entertainment and trying to figure out exactly what "fake" means. After all, Mick Foley falling through the Hell in a Cell structure most certainly wasn't done using computer graphics.

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Then, Chris cleaned out his closet and found a wild array of wrestling items--including a number of very old wrestling games. The Wrestle Buddies break it all down and look back on some live events they've attended, and Mat even tells the story of staying in a hotel next to a Korn concert that resulted in him buying Chris the absolute worst luchador mask of all time.

All of that, plus we answer your questions and there's a new installment of Gangrel Watch, in which we track down noted vampire warrior professional wrestler Gangrel. New episodes of Wrestle Buddies are released every Thursday on the podcast platform or app of your choice, including Spotify, Stitcher, and Apple Podcasts.

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