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stacey
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posted on 3-28-2002 at 08:08 PM Edit Post
Raw Family Bonding Moment

Raw may not have been quite as good as I expected, but it did provide my family with at least one entertaining moment. When the Rock said, "The Rock's parent's genitalia did not even make the Rock!", my 7-year-old nephew turned to me with a puzzled look and said, "The Rock's mom is named Genitalia?"


Well, maybe you had to be there.

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posted on 3-28-2002 at 09:58 PM Edit Post
a 7-yr-old watches RAW? Seems a bit young.
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posted on 3-30-2002 at 08:10 PM Edit Post
First of all, he's my nephew, not my son, so it's not up to me to decide if it's appropriate for him to watch or not. His father, my brother-in-law, has been a huge fan of wrestling for years and sees nothing wrong with letting him watch. In fact, I'm only a recent fan, so my nephew has actually been watching for longer than I have.

Having said that, I admit I have sometimes wondered if it is appropriate for him to watch. The sight of a barely-dressed Stacy Kiebler going through a table was one of those times. When that happened, I looked at my nephew to see what his reaction was. He didn't have a reaction, because he wasn't paying attention when it happened. I've realised that he only really pays attention during the entrances and the promos. The actual wrestling doesn't interest him very much and the women don't interest him at all. The sexual references--like the one I mentioned above--go completely over his head. He just likes the music and the lights and the noise. The rest of the time he's busy playing with his action figures or bugging his sister.

I'll be more worried when he gets older and can understand everything he's seeing. Then, will the solution be to ban him from watching wrestling? Or would it be better for his parents to use the show as a chance to talk to him about the issues the show brings up? And, if the solution is to ban kids from watching, then at what age does it become appropriate for them to watch? Like I said, it's not my decision, and I don't know what I would choose if it were.

I probably should mention that I have reminded him that he must never try to copy the wrestling moves he sees on TV.
Obviously, though, that's something else to worry about.

So, if I had kids, would I let them watch? I can say with complete certainty that I don't know.

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posted on 3-30-2002 at 11:39 PM Edit Post
Sounds like a majorly torn issue on your part. We have young 'un that's nine and she's not allowed to watch because of things like the sexual comments. At one time we let her watch WCW, before they tried to get in the gutter. She enjoyed the entrances and explosions too.

When they went downhill, we stopped letting her watch. So we have had to deal with the "But you let me watch before" issue. It's better we stopped when she was seven, because it wasn't that hard to explain, since she's not able to watch a lot of network tv for the same reason's.

So when do you let them start watching? In our case it boils down to when she's a little better able to understand things, and we're sure that she can tell fantasy from reality. So far that ain't the case and the chance of her trying a "move" is to great.

Of course as someone else wrote, your mileage may vary.





What you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

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posted on 4-1-2002 at 07:32 AM Edit Post
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Originally posted by stacey
I'll be more worried when he gets older and can understand everything he's seeing. Then, will the solution be to ban him from watching wrestling? Or would it be better for his parents to use the show as a chance to talk to him about the issues the show brings up? And, if the solution is to ban kids from watching, then at what age does it become appropriate for them to watch? Like I said, it's not my decision, and I don't know what I would choose if it were.



Well, if he understands everything that he's seeing, then what is the problem?

I think this argument is kind of pointless, really. It's not like the kid will go through the rest of his life without seeing a woman in a bikini or a guy getting punched. All these restrictions do are delay the inevitable.

I mean, this is just wrestling, where people fall down and make fun of each other... What about ER, where there is blood every where and broken bones and all this other crap? Shouldn't people be more worried about that? It's on at the same time as wrestling, but on a major network, which makes it easier access.

If you (not you personally) have a kid that watches stuff like this and you're not supervising him, then he's probably already fucked up beyond repair because you're most likely a bad parent.

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posted on 4-1-2002 at 09:06 PM Edit Post
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Well, if he understands everything that he's seeing, then what is the problem?


A child may understand the mechanics of sex. That doesn't mean it's acceptable to let him watch porn 24/7.

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posted on 4-2-2002 at 11:12 PM Edit Post
fsolomon75 is right though 7 years old is way too young to be watching RAW, thats how accidents happen, because kiddies watch this shit andf dont understand that it's entertainment and end up killing a friend. Then the whole industry is in trouble hmmmmm. Stick to Barney and Bob the Builder





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posted on 4-3-2002 at 03:36 AM Edit Post
As Stacey was trying to say it's all a judgment call for the parents to make. My bro and I've been watching wrestling since we were 10 and when we were seven we were watching Nightmare on Elm Street,Rambo, and Friday the 13th movies with our old man. Our dad felt we were mature enough to handle it because we realized it's all t.v. Basically it all depends on how mature you feel your kid is and how much of a grasp you feel they have on the difference between reality and fantasy.






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posted on 4-5-2002 at 10:51 PM Edit Post
I hope Stacey's Family doesnt keep guns laying around
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