“In professional wrestling, kayfabe is the portrayal of staged events within the industry as ‘real’ or ‘true’, specifically the portrayal of competition, rivalries, and relationships between participants as being genuine and not of a staged or predetermined nature of any kind. Kayfabe has also evolved to become a code word of sorts for maintaining this ‘reality’ within the direct or indirect presence of the general public.”
I listened to a Manly P. Hall lecture recently where he went into why Gnosticism, Hermeticism, and Neoplatonism failed in Ancient Rome, and why their contemporary, Christianity, succeeded with the masses. And it all boiled down to professional wrestling, as far as I’m concerned.
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