Sylvester Stallone’s Response to When People Say Wrestling is Not “Real”

In an interview with, veteran actor Sylvester Stallone discussed his passion for the wrestling industry, saying the following:

“I understand what goes into it. I hear people say it’s not real. Really? Gravity is real. Jumping off the top rope or having 300 pounds landing on you, that’s real. I feel the same way about action films. They’ve been submerged in sort of a dismissive sort of genre. Like, ‘Oh, it’s an action film.’ All I know is I’ve had maybe 31 operations due to action films, so I consider it very real.”

“I love wrestling’s mythic qualities. I made my daughters watch wrestling—I wanted them to watch for the story.”