Professional wrestling might not be a sanctioned sport, but the people involved are still incredibly athletic. Witness the giant swing that Antonio Cesaro performed on Santino Marella on Monday night's WWE Raw.
Back in the early 90s, wrestling was criticized as being for kids. Characters were cartoonish, issues were black and white, storylines were g-rated. Then the Attitude Era came, and realism and edginess were prized. In 2011, Beaker helps an Italian stereotype win a match.