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1. You Have To Stand The Whole Time

The average wrestling event is roughly the same length as a televised football game, but with one major difference: Wrestling Events don't stop. Even when they throw to a commercial wrestlers aren't relaxing, they are busy avoiding stone-cold stunners. I doubt any football players would be still play if they weren't allowed to lay down in a big pile on the field every 30 seconds.

 

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2. You Have To Be Really Loud

Oh Boo-Fricken-Hoo, Football players have to yell to communicate with other players in a loud stadium, well try being a Wrestler and having to project your voice to EVERYONE in the arena! Sure they get microphones sometimes but that only adds another variable to the equation; Wide-receivers wouldn't last a year if they had to jump up and recite a threatening soliloquy with perfect diction every time they got tackled.

 

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3. You Have To Act The Whole Time Too

When they film Football its almost all wide shots, the players don't have to worry about their facial expressions during the game and they don't even have to wear makeup! Wrestlers don't have (nor would they ever want) such a plush life. On top of performing the most extreme athletic moves possible, Wrestling Super-Stars also have to remain in character the entire time. I'd like to see a Punter kick the ball straight after his best friend reveals he's been sleeping with his NFL Diva behind his back.

 

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4. You Have to Wear Constricting Costumes Instead of Pads

It might be hard to judge who has cooler looking outfits, but one thing's for sure: Wrestlers don't wear nearly as many pads or wimpy safety gear. To truly test a man's physical prowess, no type of shield should be required (Unless of course they've got a mad cool, Viking Persona or something, in which case they should definitely have a bad-ass shield). I bet defensive linemen wouldn't claim to be so tough if they had to play in nothing but a unitard, a half-skull mask and flaming angel wings.  

 

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5. Your Contract Could Get Broken At Any Time

NFL "Athletes" all have special contracts that are set in stone way before the game actually starts.  The WWE refuses to be so boring, Managers and Promoters are allowed to change or cut their Wrestler's contracts right in the middle of the match, much to the audience's surprise. Imagine how athletic football would be if a missed tackle was met with the Coach running out onto the field to take the mic and demote that player to Towel-boy while fans booed and shined laser pointers in his eye.

 

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6. You Use Weapons

Football has, what? One ball and a couple yellow flags? PREDICTABLE. Wrestlers don't play by "rules" so they use anything and everything to attack opponents. Inflatable balls are so childish, real grown-up athletes should be wielding heavy weapons to take people out.  I don't know about you but I can't remember a single time (at least not since the early 70s) when a quarterback was hit in the face with a steel chair as he walked out of a huddle!

 

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7. You Don't Take A Break For Half-time

Football player life is pretty easy; Halfway through every event they get a break to safely rest and recuperate in a locker room. Wrestling events don't include that luxury, in fact Wrestlers aren't even safe during the little breaks they do take. At any moment, even during an interview, another Wrestler could suddenly attack. I'd like to see how many NFL players would last a single game when they could get DDTed through 3 folding tables any time a doritos ad plays.