I've watched wrestling since I was 5 and I still do. I have only been watching UFC and other MMA's for about a year. I would rather watch MMA over WWE, much more action and not a lot of talk. TNA is even better than the WWE.
I respect the athletes. They are in amazing shape. Iron man matches are an hour long. Sure it's fake they admit it read any one of their books. But some of the moves still hurt they still fight with injury's and they are on the road 365 days a year. Like it or not you have to respect the work ethic. Just stay up one more hour on thurs after ultimate fighter and watch TNA. They talk to much but the action is pretty good.
Its called World Wrestling ENTERTAINMENT for a reason and while the story lines are heavily scripted the matches are not, yea there is some scripting to them such as the winner, but the action is made up as they go along with some exceptions for sake of story lines and yes I am big fan have been always will be but the WWE is slacking lately it is true. But it is mostly fake Its best if you do not try to compare "professional" wrestling to martial arts, Greco-Roman wrestling is alot closer to martial arts then WWE style wrestling will ever be