I'm an active user over at the Movies & TV site. We've had a question recently which has stirred up a fair bit of debate, surrounding a storyline on WWE.

Whilst I myself answered it on the site, I started a Meta discussion to discuss how on topic it was (with mixed views/low participation so far). Despite the fact it's obviously not a true sport, it just doesn't (in my view) feel like a good fit for us, as we primarily deal in typical movies and television series. I have argued that shows like NBC's Sunday Night Football are billed as episodic - if someone asked a question about something a presenter did on a particular episode, I'd certainly not consider it on-topic.

So, bearing all this in mind: would a question on a WWE storyline be welcome on this site? (in which case we could migrate over future questions) Or would you consider it off-topic and want to send it straight back our way?

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    Reference: meta.sports.stackexchange.com/questions/206/…
    – user527
    Commented Nov 25, 2014 at 17:52
  • @edmastermind29: Thanks. I saw that question but noticed the top answer was "wait and see". Hopefully we can get some clarification on this now (given the sample question). Commented Nov 25, 2014 at 17:53
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    Same with the definition of "true sport" on Sports SE...mainly because users get unfavorable votes/comments due to different opinions on what users consider to be sports and not. meta.sports.stackexchange.com/questions/503/…
    – user527
    Commented Nov 25, 2014 at 17:54
  • Back on topic, we had a WWE question on Kane's mask...and it wasn't taken poorly. So, I guess I'm saying "wait and see" again. sports.stackexchange.com/questions/5286/…
    – user527
    Commented Nov 25, 2014 at 17:55
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    With 5 upvotes with no objection, it looks like we're saying WWE storyline questions are off topic on Sports SE. FYI so you can shore things up at Movies & TV.
    – user527
    Commented Dec 2, 2014 at 14:23

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WWE storyline questions should be off topic.

I agree with the answer suggested by System Down on the Movies & TV meta, that we should differentiate between the story part and sport part of pro-wrestling. I think that differention would serve both sites well. To me, the story part is about writing, scripting and plotting, as would be done for soap operas and other serial TV shows, and experts about this are more likely to be found on the TV & Movies site. I hope that the sports part of pro-wrestling could be answered by someone with wrestling experience on this site.

To rephrase System Down's answer from a sports SE perspective:

if the question is about the story line part (for example why a feud developed) then this question is off topic for Sports SE. However, if the question is about the sport part of wrestling (e.g. What's the difference between a German suplex and a drop suplex?) then that would be considered on topic for Sports SE.

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    I endorse this perspective as I had similar thoughts.
    – user527
    Commented Nov 28, 2014 at 9:00
  • +1 This makes more sense than my answer. :)
    – Ben Miller
    Commented Nov 28, 2014 at 14:20

I'm not personally a fan of WWE, but I would call it on-topic and would not vote to close a good question about WWE.

I say, "just bring it."

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    Hey, it's that actor guy. Commented Nov 26, 2014 at 17:26
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    @MichaelMyers I thought he was a cook...he always asks if we smell what he's cooking...
    – user527
    Commented Nov 28, 2014 at 8:59

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