You know who the REAL wrestling fans are? Those "kids". The ones you're talking about, the ones so many of the "smarter" older fans complain about and make fun of.
Pro wrestling is presented as contests of skills, athleticism, endurance, and strength. The one possessing the most of those attributes in a match generally wins (or should win). We, as fans, are supposed to react viscerally. That is, with our emotions as we are "caught up in the moment", the heat of the battle. We are supposed to react instinctively, as if the whole thing was an actual contest of skills, with the winner either gaining a championship or "climbing the ladder" to contend for one. We are supposed to boo and hate a wrestler who cheats and whines, and otherwise doesn't "play by the rules". We are supposed to applaud and cheer a wrestler who wins with his skills and strength and doesn't need to cheat. As if the whole thing WAS real. This is the way pro wrestling was meant to be watched.
The only fans who actually DO react viscerally, instinctively, are those "kids". THAT'S who Vince markets the WWE toward. The fans who "believe" (whether they do believe, or suspend their DISbelief, they react with their emotions, not by what some spoiler site told them).
I see so many complaints here in this section that Vince "doesn't care about the fans", and "only markets to the little kiddies", etc etc. Well, those complaints are correct. Vince doesn't give a damn about "fans" who scour spoiler/rumor sites, steal PPVs, and do nothing but complain. They'll keep watching no matter what he puts on TV. Vince has them trained well; he knows they'll keep coming back week after week after week. He doesn't care that they're complaining; they'll keep coming back each week, keeping his TV ratings up.
He markets his product toward those who watch with their emotions, not with spoiler/rumor/smark-induced sneers on their faces; those who react instinctively as if it were real, not those who watch to have their opinions confirmed that the show "sucks". He gives the REAL fans (those "kids") a show during which they can cheer, boo, laugh, cry and experience many emotions. Vince doesn't care about those who whine and complain about everything, and does little to appease them. The whiners and complainers steal PPVs and don't buy merchandise, so screw 'em. Vince produces shows for the REAL fans, those "kids" (in quotation marks because that term isn't just for pre-teens) who react instinctively with their emotions, not spoiler-induced sneers.
Why do some "fans" feel the need to insult others? Simple. Insecurity. Pro wrestling has always had the "fake" stigma attached and the stigma of "if you watch that fake crap you must not be very smart". Those would-be know-it-alls who THINK they know how the wrestling business works (aka "smarks") are not wrestling fans. They don't enjoy anything about pro wrestling and spend inordinate amounts of time trying to convince those who DO that wrestling "sucks" and is run by idiots who don't have a clue what they're doing. Bizarrely and sadly, they get listened to. And perhaps their most damaging "opinion" concerns those "kids" you refer to. Those who believe (or choose to believe) that wrestling is completely legitimate are a favorite target of those moronic "smarks" ("smarks" call them "marks", completely reversing the real meaning of that word). They target the most pure wrestling fan (those who do, want to, or choose to believe it's all real) and bash them FOR that passion. The "some wrestling fans" you refer to are generally older teenaged boys (not all of them, but most of them) who haven't formed their own opinions yet and are generally going along with either the crowd or what they think is "cool" based on what the masses do, so that THEY don't appear to be "gullible stupid marks". And this is asinine. The purest wrestling fan, who chooses to react based on what's in front of his/her face instead of spoiler/rumor sites, is bashed and insulted by "fans" who won't even pretend to pretend it's all real ("fans" in quotation marks, too. It doesn't matter how often you watch something; if you get no enjoyment from it you're not a fan). Hah, it'd be interesting to heckle one of them for watching a movie as if it were real and insult HIM for being a "stupid mark", buying the load of crap the director and actors sold him, and watch HIM try to defend himself.
Vince isn't trying to fool the world; HE told the world "wrestling is fake". He's just trying to give us a believable show we can react instinctively to, with our emotions and our hearts. And those who do react that way are bashed and insulted by the so-called "smart" fans. Jeez...
Becoming "smart" to some of the business has created a whole slew of whiners and complainers who have taken a little bit of knowledge and feel that they are now qualified to do a better job than the professionals who actually DO know how the business works.
I have been a wrestling fan for 43 years, I started watching when wrestling was still "real", before the internet, "smarks", and spoiler/rumor sites ruined the whole damn thing. Anybody care to debate with ME how real wrestling is or who the REAL fans are?
BQ: Both are very talented, in the ring, on the mic, as "actors". Impossible to choose which is "better", so I will choose the one I most enjoy watching, the one I'm most entertained by. Chris Jericho.