On any wrestling discussion website or even on Youtube wrestling vids you'll see this word used a lot, and usually in a negative light. "STFU you ******* mark", "i bet you're nothing but a stupid mark" are the types of phrases that you'll usually find the word used. But i don't get why people hate on "marks" so much. For anyone that's unfamiliar with the term, the wikipedia definition is: a fan who believes that the characters and events of some or all of professional wrestling are real. The term can also be applied to a fan who idolizes a particular wrestler, promotion, or style of wrestling to a point some might consider excessive Now i don't understand why people hate "marks" so much. It doesn't make any sense for people to hate marks because if it wasn't for marks, then there'd be no business. The business, especially in the boom in popularity in the 80's, is and always will be founded on marks. Another thing i don't understand, is people's desire to ruin a mark's belief in wrestling. I hate to see someone on the internet saying "wrestling is fake you stupid mark". Why take the magic out of wrestling? If anything i think the so called "smarks" are much more damaging to the business than marks, which i guess comes back to Anthony's thread about the loss of kayfabe. So how does everybody else feel about wrestling "marks"?