Kevin Eck is a former member of the WWE creative team and now blogs about pro wrestling for PressBox.
While sports entertainment admittedly is more entertainment than sport, the scripted genre does share some traits with "legitimate" sports. For example, both entities have big-name free agents who fail to live up to expectations, as well as mid-level prospects who end up becoming stars.
In WWE, Shinsuke Nakamura falls into the category of the former, while Baron Corbin typifies the latter. Their respective statuses were never more evident than at the "Hell in a Cell" pay-per-view Oct. 8 and on "SmackDown Live" two days later.