I am guessing that what you are really asking, is why don't they get respect for their athletic ability and the ability that is required to perform in the way that they do. And I agree, it is a wierd double standard. Jackie Chan is famous for doing all of his own stunts, and it has earned him respect world wide. Last time I checked, Chan does his stunts in front of a camera, with the abiltiy to do multiple takes. Wrestlers do their own stunts in front of live audiences with one shot to get it right. Jet Li and Bruce Lee were famous martial artists who did some movies. Kurt Angle is a real life gold medalist, Mark Henry is a real life Olympian, Brock Lesnar (I know, a little older) is a real life NCAA Heavyweight national champion. The list goes on pretty significantly. I think the reason that wrestlers don't get respect is because so many people have a preconcieved notion about what wrestling is, that they will not consider the difficulty involved in what they do. Personally, I think that wrestlers deserve alot more respect than they get. Granted, the matches are scripted, but last time I checked, the wrestling insustry doesn't deny that the endings are predetermined. Since it is called entertainment for a reason, I think we can still honor the incredable skill involved in effectively faking a fight.