"The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting."
In the world of professional wrestling, the spectacle of head on head competition is enhanced by competitor's actions outside of the ring. These antics, like interviews and outside-the-ring brawls, provide the back-story for matches. These situations allow the crowd to determine heroes and villains and become emotionally involved with the wrestling match.
The storyline is scripted ahead of time and the details provided are deliberately meant to entice the viewer to watch the next match. No one did it better than the late Macho Man Randy Savage:
|Jimmy Hart and Honky Tonk Man|
Vladimir Putin: Putin has been at times vilified by the corporate media in an attempt to make him a villain. Despite this, the former KGB agent has won the respect and admiration of many in the United States because he is apparently heterosexual and has been photographed doing things men like to do; fishing shirtless and kicking ass in judo. Much like "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, Putin is an anti-hero; a foreign hard-ass rebel who refuses to be controlled. Though he appears to be at odds with others in the world, he is also OWNED by the large banks. In wrestling, his role is know as "The Face." The crowd likes to see him "win" at times, refuse to be bullied, and appear to "get the last word."
|Stone Cold dares somebody to fucking bring it|
Barack "Barry Soetoro" Obama- It may be forever unknown if it was ever the intent of the powerful to make Obama's cult of personality the disastrous "heel" he has become. The elite must have envisioned his Presidency a lot different than it has played out. Perhaps at one time, they dreamed him to be the "Climate Savior," possessing the ability to coalesce the world into accepting carbon taxes based on the scientific lies of the priestly educational class. Maybe they thought he was the "Gay Savior" and could make drug use, homosexuality, and general depravity chic. It is all possible; but one thing is certain- this last American President is the most hated heel maybe of all time. People want to see him trip and fall as he runs down the stairs of Air Force One. The crowd wants his many failures, which have been epic, to continue because they sense he disdains them. It is hard to place a wrestling equivalent to Obama. The closest would have to be Virgil, The Million Dollar Man Ted Dibiase's black personal assistant. Like Virgil, Obama has bosses that tell him what to do.
|Ted Dibiase and Virgil|