We tend to look down upon these fans. We call them "marks" and laugh at their childish attitudes towards wrestling. Thinking wrestling is real and the matches are not pre-determined? That is the equivalent of believing in the Easter Bunny. However, in reality these fans are just a group that chooses to suspend their disbelief while watching wrestling. In most cases, they are aware that wrestling is "fake", but they enjoy watching wrestling as if it weren't.
It is the same way that most people watch movies. When Jenny died in Forrest Gump, we all know that she didn't really die, and after the cameras turned off, she probably rolled right out of the bed and into a chair to get her makeup done for the next take. But if you stood up in the movie theater and said that, people would think you were a jerk for trying to ruin the emotion of the scene. Wrestling fans who get caught up in kayfabe treat wrestling like that, and they probably have a lot more fun watching it then the typical, cynical IWC member.
Overall, wrestling is about whatever the individual fan makes out of it. When debating about topics, someone's personal opinion cannot be wrong anymore then it can be right. If I declared John Cena was my favorite wrestler, many would criticize my choice and state that I clearly did not understand the finer points of professional wrestling. But since it is my personal preference, I, as a human being, am entitled to my own opinion of what I like and what I dislike, and nobody has the right to change that.
Now, talking and arguing about wrestling is a huge part of why we watch and follow wrestling. One of my favorite things to do in the world is to state my opinions about wrestling. But I like to think that I would never try and chastise someone for having a different personal opinion on what is good and what is bad. Sure, we love to argue about what is good and what is bad, but fans should be respectful of other people's opinions and stop trying to label things about professional wrestling being all about one thing or another, because chances are that the person you are arguing with has a different idea of what professional wrestling is all about.
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