Yes, there is blood in the WWE. Contrary to popular perception, the artificial blood, blood capsules, or exceptionally thick ketchup seen on wrestlers is not real. The procedure is known as blading. This is frequently the result of the referee discreetly passing a razor to the wrestler, who then cuts a little cut on his own forehead. Sometimes these cuts become infected and cause real bleeding.
The purpose of using bladed weapons is to make it look like someone has been hurt during a wrestling match or event so that you can get more attention from the audience. The weapon used may vary depending on the situation but usually involves a small knife such as a razor. Some wrestlers may even use screwdrivers or golf clubs as weapons.
Some people may think this is terrible and try to boycott WWE events by not buying their products. However, this has never happened before the release of a new movie or video game and continues to be proven wrong over and over again. Perhaps if more people knew this simple fact, the world would be a better place.
So, practically every instance of blood on television is real, although most often unintentional, especially in WWE. There are exceptions, but these instances are rare. Yes, the blood is genuine. Sometimes the blood seen is the consequence of a real injury sustained during the match. Other times it's simply put there to add realism to the scene.
Blood is one of those things that just adds to the drama of TV and movies. In fact, it's such an important part of creating atmosphere that writers will sometimes use fake or simulated blood to help convey meaning within the script. The word "blood" actually comes from the Latin word sanguis, which means "bloody juice." So, basically, blood is the liquid that flows out of people when they are injured, or used in medicine to treat injuries.
As far as I know, television has never shown any type of fluid that could be considered blood. But then again, I have never watched any television programs other than news ones.
Watkins would draw blood with his teeth, pointed fingernails, and the metal points of his boot laces. The method was known as "hardway" blood drawing. Since WWE switched to a G rating, they've had to take blood out of photos and remove blood out of matches in general.
Wrestlers get cut. True blood. They cut themselves today with concealed razor blades (blading). Yesterday was a little more inventive. But, in a family-friendly medium labeled entertainment by market leader WWE and rated PG on US television, does blood—REAL blood—still have a place? Taipei ECW Death Match
Fake blood has been used in professional wrestling since the early 1900s. At the time, a ring of con men ruled the wrestling gambling industry, and they could manipulate races with fake blood. To secure an injury halt, wrestlers would bite down on a little bladder filled with chicken blood at the end of the match. This is how the term "bite box" was born.
Today, the most common way to give a wrestler a bloody appearance is by using real blood. It's easy to get, it looks great, and there are no special regulations about where you can obtain it from. However, using real blood can be dangerous because wrestlers can be cut during matches. If they get too many wounds, they might have to retire from the business.
Wrestlers also use food products as fake blood. Milk bottles, orange juice containers, and tomato cans all work well for this purpose. The problem with using these products is that they are not reversible, so they must be disposed of after one use. This adds to our environmental impact because more trash will be created by using real blood or products containing plastic.
Finally, waxes and other substances have been used as fake blood over the years. These usually take the form of some kind of paint within the ring that is made to look like blood. While they can be bought pre-made at home improvement stores, using materials from your own garage can save you money.
It's almost always actual blood when a wrestler receives a cut on their forehead or a bloody nose. Wrestlers used to use a hidden razor to make oneself bleed for theatrical effect (a practice called "blading"). However, this is now legally prohibited in WWE and has been for some time, so it is uncommon. When it does happen, however difficult it may be to see, more often than not the blood is fake.
WWE doesn't have real blood anymore but they do have one thing that looks just like it: Faux Blood. Faux Blood is a red liquid that looks and feels like blood but is actually a colorant that is mixed with water and sprayed onto the canvas or into a glass. It is easy to clean up and can last for many hours if needed.
In recent years, there have been attempts to replace faux blood with actual human blood but this is not common practice yet. There have been cases where wrestlers have been taken to the hospital after matches for cuts that have been made through excessive wrestling-related violence.
Blood is powerful stuff and using it effectively can greatly enhance a wrestler's charisma and appeal. We will discuss how to use real blood later in this article.
The use of blood in wrestling has been going on for quite some time, probably even before WWE became popular.
Many wrestling enthusiasts are aware that a wrestler does not bleed with ketchup packets. It's actual blood that's oozing out of their wounds. Many argue that blood is unneeded in wrestling because it puts the performers in danger. However, many wrestling injuries require surgery and sometimes blood loss can lead to infection if proper precautions aren't taken.
The most serious injury to date came in March 2004 when Vince McMahon's son Nick was drafted to work for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). During a television taping, Nick fell off the stage and suffered four broken ribs. He also had a lung collapse from the accident and had to be put into a medically-induced coma for three days.
During his stay in the hospital, doctors performed two surgeries on Nick. The first surgery was to insert a catheter into his chest wall to drain fluid that had accumulated after the accident. The second operation was to repair the damage done by the fall. After several weeks, Nick made a full recovery and was released from the hospital.
It has been reported that during his stay, Nick McMahon bled through his skin from his chest wound. This indicates that he has experienced internal bleeding which could be fatal if not treated immediately. Although this occurrence is rare, it does happen to active athletes who suffer head injuries or fractures to the chest area.