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WWE Raw Live Wrestling - TNN (2002), NR
Analysis Date: July 29, 2002
CAP Score: 43
CAP Influence Density: 4.33
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WWE RAW LIVE WRESTLING - TNN (NR) -- ...mathematically equivalent in magnitude to R-rated movie programming.
This is the first application of the CAP analysis model to professional wrestling. If a database of wrestling analyses is to be built, it is clear we will have to develop a faster means of annotating the findings. The scoring shown is most assuredly higher than it should be. Also, the program was apparently two hours but I had to stop after one hour and five minutes, which equated to 55 minutes of wrestling. Fifty-five is approximate due to the sporadic interspersion of commercials with programming. Accurate time-keeping was not possible without a second investigator timing it all with a stop watch.
Any behavior or action taken on the part of the practitioners which would earn a point loss in regular feature entertainment in movies caused the same in wrestling. Any violence such as strikes/beatings with the hand/fist/arm or chairs/tables/trash cans, any kicks, any "bombs" or any other action not acceptable of your kids in the classroom or in routine life were counted as violent acts.
The WWE Raw Live wrestling episode broadcast on TNN on Monday, July 29, 2002 beginning at 8:00 PM was assuredly equivalent to R-rated movies. Each individual act of violence may not have been as severe as much of the violence in movies, but the sheer number of them drove the scoring through the floor.
WWE Raw Live of July 29, 2002 presented violence at the rate of 204 examples per hour (187 in the 55 minutes of the analysis) [Prov. 3:31-32]. It also presented sexual imagery at the rate of 22.9 per hour [James 1:12 - 15]. Foul language was 25.1 per hour [Prov. 17:20, Col. 3:8]. The listing in the Findings/Scoring section and the CAP Thermometers will reveal this more clearly. The July 29, 2002 episode of WWE Raw Live wrestling was mathematically equivalent in magnitude to R-rated movie programming. Clearly. A CAP ID figure of 4.33 corroborates this finding. A CAP ID score of zero is best while most R-rated movies earn CAP ID scores of 1.3 to 2.0 with 3.0 as the extreme.
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|NOTE: The CAP Analysis Model makes no scoring allowances for trumped-up "messages" to excuse or for manufacturing of justification for aberrant behavior or imagery, or for camouflaging such ignominy with "redeeming" programming. Disguising sinful behavior in a theme plot does not excuse the sinful behavior of either the one who is drawing pleasure or example from the sinful display or the practitioners demonstrating the sinful behavior. This is NOT a movie review service. It is a movie analysis service to parents and grandparents to tell them the truth about movies using the Truth.|
|"There are some in the entertainment industry who maintain that 1) violent programming is harmless because no studies exist that prove a connection between violent entertainment and aggressive behavior in children, and 2) young people know that television, movies, and video games are simply fantasy. Unfortunately, they are wrong on both accounts." And "Viewing violence may lead to real life violence." I applaud these associations for fortifying 1 Cor. 15:33. Read the rest of the story. From our nearly seven years of study, I contend that other aberrant behaviors, attitudes, and expressions can be inserted in place of "violence" in that statement. Our Director - Child Psychology Support, a licensed psychologist and certified school psychologist concurs. For example, "Viewing arrogance against fair authority may lead to your kids defying you in real life." Or "Viewing sex may lead to sex in real life." Likewise and especially with impudence, hate and foul language. I further contend that any positive behavior can be inserted in place of "violence" with the same chance or likelihood of being a behavior template for the observer; of being incorporated into the behavior mechanics and/or coping skills of the observer. In choosing your entertainment, please consider carefully the "rest of the story" and our findings.|