Professional wrestling is fake.
The blood is fake, the lack of physics is fake, the arguing with the ref is fake, the rivalries are fake... it might be professional, but it's not real.
This willful disregard for reality is at the heart of pro wrestling.
So why is Billy Corgan (of Smashing Pumpkins) one of the most successful musicians of our generation, running a pro wrestling organization?
He says it's because it's one of the last transgressive arenas left.
That it's a morality play, a microcosm of the human condition, a chance to put on a show that highlights our fears and our avarice.
He knows that it's fake, authenticity is a foreign concept in this world.
And what lesson can we learn from politics importing pro wrestling's mindset?
Once you see it, you can't unsee the connection.
Worth noting that one of the key narratives of pro wrestling is the fake within the fake--someone is always claiming that the outcome is rigged. (In wrestling, of course, it is rigged. And so is the complaining.)
Pro wrestling works as a play and a medium because the people who are part of it realize that it's fake.
Source:Decoding pro wrestling