As you likely know by now, the term "shoot" in the world of wrestling is used to describe any moment which breaks away from the script or plan. "Shoots" can also come in the form of an unexpected "real-life" event happening on a wrestling product.
Throughout history, these authentic unforeseen moments have come in many shapes and sizes. Yet, almost every one of these genuine "shoots" has been incredibly compelling to watch due to one fairly obvious ingredient. They were believable...which tends to happen when something is true.
However, as time went by, the wresting industry grew to realise that these breaking of the fourth wall moments made for must-see television. So our favourite products slowly started to become infected by scripted "shoots", designed to make audiences wonder whether what they'd just witnessed was all part of the original plan.
Admittedly, sometimes these line-blurring promos or events worked an absolute treat, with CM Punk and Paul Heyman's "Pipebombs" both standing out as two of the finest pre-planned "shoots" to air on TV. But, as is the case with many aspects of the wresting business, for every moment of "shooting" brilliance there's always a "legit" misfire waiting to utterly ruin our viewing experience.