you can’t get anymore American than this
Pro wrestling isn’t about work rate. 5 star matches aren’t about wrestling holds.
Pro wrestling is about everyone from the wrestlers to the booker to the commentators to the fans creating an illusion that pro wrestling is something that it’s not.
It doesn’t have to appear real, just not fake. It can be a soap opera or a cartoon or a comic book.
If a limited, cartoonish, surreal wrestler like Ultimate Warrior can create an illusion that a pro wrestling match is more than two guys having a fake fight for money, than he’s a great wrestler.
I mean, two wrestlers are trying to outperform each other physically, even if the characters and endings are written.