That was just a whole new level of ridiculousness. I would literally shake my head at that nonsense.
It is akin to a little boy seeing Santa Claus take off his fake beard in the mall parking lot on his way to the car.
WWF Wrestling used to have it's offices in Owings Mills, and they used to tape shows and promo spots there..Anyway, long story short, in the mid 80s a friend's Father got us backstage to watch some of the promo spots the guys would do (like a quick 45 second spot about a match in Columbus, Ohio, then the same guy would do one for a match in Philly, Chicago..whatever). At that time, Ricky Steamboat and Randy Savage were feuding, and it was pretty intense wrestling wise, and between takes of them talking about how they were going to tear each other to threads in every city across the country, they were high fiving each other, giving each other one liners to use, stuff like that. Totally ruined Wrestling for me, even though I knew by then it wasn't real. Oh, and George "The Animal" Steele too, his character was that of an idiot who couldn't talk, when he would greet the cameramen or whatever, he was as normal a guy as I've ever seen. He shook hands with everyone in the room. It was weird as a kid.
Sort of relative to the Santa Claus thing.