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Posted 2/3/18 , edited 2/3/18
I’ve been a wrestling fan for the longest time but in the last couple years I’ve been trying to break myself of it because it’s gotten to be a bore to watch but yet I keep going back to it which I think is force of habit since I’ve watched it since I was five or six, any advice to break myself entirely of this?
Posted 2/3/18
i did so around the turn of the millenium ... just stop watching it gets easier to do
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Posted 2/4/18
Every time you find yourself watching wrestling put some money in a jar. At the end of the year give the money in the jar to charity.

Either this will encourage you to break your habit or you give a lot of money to charity. A win-win scenario in most people's books.
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Posted 2/4/18
First of all, why do you really want to change this?

Not saying that there's not a good reason, but as far as habits go, it seems relatively benign.

If it's minor and you already don't care for it, quitting cold turkey should be fine. If you need more, behavior replacement tends to work well. take up new and more constructive interests, and when you get the urge to fall into a bad habit, replace that time spent with the better one.
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Posted 2/4/18 , edited 2/4/18
Just replace one bad habit with another; start watching UFC ;D
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Posted 2/4/18
1. Since it's just gotten to be a bore in the past couple years, you can tell yourself you'll check wrestling out again at some future date, to see if it's gotten better. That way it'll feel less like you're depriving yourself of a long-time interest and more like just taking a break.

2. If wrestling is coming on at, say, 8:00 PM on a Tuesday, start doing something else 30 minutes or an hour before. Like watching anime. That way force of habit won't make you switch on wrestling in search of something to do. You'll already be having fun at 8 PM without it!

It's normal to sometimes get tired of something you've been into for a very long time. I've gone through phases during which I watched no anime, or read no novels, or didn't care about music, etc. You can go back at any time. You'll probably like it better after taking a vacation from it; that's my experience. Or you might decide you're done with it, or not nearly as interested. So long as you are enjoying life with other things, it's nbd.
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Posted 2/7/18

nate101686 wrote:

I’ve been a wrestling fan for the longest time but in the last couple years I’ve been trying to break myself of it because it’s gotten to be a bore to watch but yet I keep going back to it which I think is force of habit since I’ve watched it since I was five or six, any advice to break myself entirely of this?


Get a new hobby.
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Posted 2/13/18

nate101686 wrote:

I’ve been a wrestling fan for the longest time but in the last couple years I’ve been trying to break myself of it because it’s gotten to be a bore to watch but yet I keep going back to it which I think is force of habit since I’ve watched it since I was five or six, any advice to break myself entirely of this?


I just recently reached the same decision for the same reason. I just walked away and started watching even more anime . All it really took to help me walk way was realizing that if the writers who wrote wrestling shows wrote primetime tv shows they most likely would've been drummed out of the business or had their shows all cancelled. For example the debut of two three woman factions, one on each of Raw and Smackdown over 2 nights with the same style debut and gimmick. Recycling tropes, giving good wrestlers lame characters, bizarrely useless storylines are also reasons most walk away. The worst is predictability. When you can call the winners of every match prior to the show beginning it's a very easy realization that it's just not worth watching anymore.
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Posted 2/13/18
That’s pretty much hitting the nail on the head, one of my friends was a huge fan of the Monday night war era and he’s been sending me podcasts from Vince Russo and the more I’ve watched those the more everything comes into focus and for me the Raw 25 show pretty much was the straw that broke the camels back
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Posted 2/17/18

nate101686 wrote:

That’s pretty much hitting the nail on the head, one of my friends was a huge fan of the Monday night war era and he’s been sending me podcasts from Vince Russo and the more I’ve watched those the more everything comes into focus and for me the Raw 25 show pretty much was the straw that broke the camels back


It's pure corporate laziness. The Monday Night Wars were so good due to the unpredictability of who would go where and the competition causing WWE and WCW to put their best feet forward to win the ratings war. Now WWE has no competition so they're trying to fake competition between their own brands (Smackdown, Raw, NXT and to a lesser extent their Cruiserweight show). From what I've heard recently Ring of Honor has gotten quite better recently since hiring Bully Ray/Bubba Ray Dudley as lead booker but I haven't gotten any chance to catch it yet.
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Posted 2/26/18
I tend to just watch the PPVs at the moment,I can’t really justify watching raw, smack down and NXT every week as that’s a lot of time. I’m not massively bored with WWE but there does seem overkill at the moment. I’m loving the growth of the Women’s division though even if it isn’t perfect, it’s waaay better than it was.
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Posted 3/30/18
Watch better wrestling and less of it? Maybe just NJPW during the G1 in the summer and WK at the start of the year?
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