Monday, February 11, 2013

Tuesday To-Do: WWE Smackdown

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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson will be at WWE Smackdown, Tuesday at Verizon Arena pic
  • Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson will be at WWE Smackdown, Tuesday at Verizon Arena.

Dwayne The Rock Johnson will be at WWE Smackdown, Tuesday at Verizon Arena pic
  • Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson will be at WWE Smackdown, Tuesday at Verizon Arena.

WWE SMACKDOWN
7 p.m. Verizon Arena. $17-$97.

Sorry to bust your bubble, dude, but wrasslin' ain't for real. That is to say: the performers aren't actually out there exploiting each other's phobias about spiders, turning each other temporarily gay through hypnotism, running for president on a platform of "Kickin' Terrorist Asses!" and/or objecting at each other's weddings in order to start a ruckus.

As for the physicality of wrestling — the jumping, leaping, acrobatic, death-defying stuff — that part actually is all real, and quite amazing to watch in person. WWE superstar and bona fide actor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson headlines a show full of real-life superheroes and super-villains with physiques that push the limits of what seems physically possible.

It's loads of fun — especially for the kiddos — as long as you don't take it too seriously.

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