Following a thread in the BBQ, I’m wondering :
Real wrestling existed and still exists pretty much everywhere in the world. When and how did it became scripted?
Did this evolves slowly, from legitimate wrestling, with organizers cheating more and more for whatever reason until it became accepted that it wasn’t anymore a real contest? Did someone suddenly pop up with the idea of a new entertainment, fake wrestling? Was it aknowledged at the beginning that wrestling was faked, or were people induced to believe it was for real?
Also, are some the “stage wrestlers” former (or possibly still) real wrestlers ?