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  Professional wrestling - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Professional wrestling is generally any form of wrestling in which the wrestlers receive payment for participating.
Professional wrestling is "simulated" in the sense that the outcomes are predetermined, and their effects upon the opponent exaggerated.
The results are determined by "bookers" to maximize "heel heat" for the bad guy and "(baby)face heat" for the good guy, often in the context of a long-running "feud" or storyline.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Professional_wrestling   (2206 words)

 Professional Wrestling - MSN Encarta
Professional wrestling developed from amateur wrestling, but while the two sports resemble each other in some ways, they are not closely related.
The win-loss record of a professional wrestler, therefore, does not indicate how successful he or she is. Many professional wrestlers never win titles but nonetheless capture the imagination of fans and attract spectators and television viewers to the sport.
Many professional wrestling matches are held in huge arenas that seat thousands of people, but others take place in small venues, such as high school gyms, bingo halls, and halls operated by the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW).
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_461510921/Professional_Wrestling.html   (1194 words)

 Booker (professional wrestling) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A booker, as the term is used in professional wrestling, is a person who puts matches together and determines basics about their content, such as relative overall length, who the eventual victor will be, and many of the moves which will be made during the match; in other words, the match's "plotline".
Considerable room is left for improvisation, especially in the case of talented veteran performers; at times the wrestlers may not strictly follow the intentions of the booker, especially where actual injury has occurred.
Booking, in the sense used in professional wrestling, is the process of laying out in advance the general storyline of the match, to include what the eventual outcome will be.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Booking_(professional_wrestling)   (432 words)

 Professional Wrestling - Search View - MSN Encarta
In the early days of professional wrestling, wrestlers toured the country and took on opponents from the audience.
By the late 1980s the WWF had become the dominant organization in professional wrestling, and the NWA was no longer a major player.
WWE is now considered the only major league of professional wrestling, although many smaller independent organizations continue to present shows all over the country.
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 World Wrestling Entertainment - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The concept of a wrestling super card was nothing new in North America; the NWA had been running StarrCade a few years prior to WrestleMania, and even the elder McMahon had marketed large Shea Stadium cards viewable in closed circuit locations.
Borrowing many of the exciting wrestling and storyline styles from then-insurgent wrestling promotion ECW, the WWF Attitude Era was based largely on the growing popularity of the wrestler "Stone Cold" Steve Austin.
Mick Foley, as Mankind, became one of the most beloved figures in wrestling after the memorable Hell in a Cell match at 1998 King of the Ring, where Foley was thrown off the cage by The Undertaker, who remained one of the WWF's most enduring characters.
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/WWE   (5370 words)

 The Wrestling Glossary
This is not intended to be a list of technical wrestling terms but is, rather, intended to shed light on some of the more arcane terms used in the business.
a wrestling "plot" which may involve only one match or may continue over several matches for some time; the reason behind a feud or a turn.
The wrestling audience in the building said to be composed of marks.
www.wrestlingmuseum.com /pages/resources/glossary.html   (682 words)

 The Wrestling Gospel According to Mike Mooneyham   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Booker T, who overcame a hardscrabble youth to become a multi-millionaire in the wrestling business, may be nearing the end of his mat career.
Booker was arrested in 1987 after committing several armed robberies at Houston-area Wendy's restaurants, where he also had flipped burgers under their employ, and subsequently pleaded guilty and served 19 months in prison.
Booker said in a 2000 interview that he didn't expect to be in the business for more than a few additional years.
www.mikemooneyham.com /pages/viewfull.cfm?ObjectID=A14079F5-5518-4C46-9E370DE3F97D0A77   (1781 words)

 Wrestling 101: getting a grip on the basics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Professional wrestling is bigger and more a part of our popular culture than ever.
Booker T. and Stevie Ray may have been called Harlem Heat during their tag-team years, but these two wrestling pros are Houstonians through and through.
The brothers, Booker Huffman (Booker T.) and Lane Huffman (Stevie Ray), were born in Harlem but have lived in the Houston area since they were children.
www.chron.com /content/chronicle/ae/preview/98/12/03/cover.html   (1053 words)

 Crowbar Press - Professional Wrestling's Legends in Print and Video
As a former wrestler, booker, promoter, owner, and executive producer, Ole goes deeper into the inner workings of professional wrestling than anyone ever has, tellings stories about the financial, legal, and drug problems that plagued the wrestling business.
Discover the drama of the fascinating world of professional wrestling — the inside stories, ribs, tales of the road — all written by those who were inside the wrestling business.
The Infernos are a legend in wrestling circles and considered by many as the most famous masked tag team in the history of professional wrestling.
www.1wrestlinglegends.com /crowbarpress/books.html   (1180 words)

 WWE: Inside WWE > News > Booker T brings wrestling back to Texas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
This weekend, Booker T and Sharmell continue their dream of bringing professional wrestling back to Houston, Texas when the Booker T Pro Wrestling Academy hosts a WWE tryout for professional wrestling hopefuls.
According to Booker, athletes from as far as Canada are already scheduled to arrive for the tryout that could possibly give them their big break.
The names of all World Wrestling Entertainment televised and live programming, talent names, images, likenesses, slogans and wrestling moves and all World Wrestling Entertainment logos are trademarks which are the exclusive property of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
www.wwe.com /inside/news/bookerwrestlingschool   (502 words)

 Cultural Politics and Professional Wrestling
As professional wrestling enjoys extraordinary success today with the public, scholars of popular culture are left to explain its appeal.
Wrestling promoters generally, and Vince McMahon specifically, have gone to great lengths to promote a new rebellious image and to break down the old standard of a pure, undefiled good, versus a malicious, unrepentant evil.
Despite the changes, however, many of the central themes in professional wrestling are not brand new at all, but they draw from the rhetoric and symbolism of the political arena over the last two decades.
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 The Wrestling Menu - Rocky Selling Out? + Mark or Smart? + Booker T
I'm talking about Booker T's current status on the WWE roster, and whether he is (a) worthy of being a main-eventer, and (b) actually a main-eventer, as he is taking part in one of the marquee matches at WrestleMania XIX.
While I believe Booker needs to improve his confidence on promos, he definitely has a certain something which is a positive to the fans.
Of course, it does help that Booker is occasionally very funny, and while his teaming with Goldust halfway through last year could have been seen to be a major step down, it could ultimately be a positive in that Booker's character & entertaining have actually improved.
www.lordsofpain.net /news/2003/articles/1047462038.php   (2941 words)

 Wrestling //the invisible highway//
Wrestling has this reputation for being a bunch of beer swilling rednecks beating up on each other.
Booker T is the five time, five time, five time, five time, five time WCW champion.
Booker T has the hottest (figuratively and literally) pyros and I love the spinaroonie followed by the whoo-ha kick.
www.invisiblehighway.com /wwe.html   (1457 words)

 math lessons - World Championship Wrestling
Right up until the mid 1980s, pro wrestling in North America was grimy, bloody and earthy; regulated and controlled as a sport and as 'real' and legitimately tough as it could possibly be.
Wrestling organizations, both live and on TV, were very much regionalized, restricting themselves to their immediate locality and sometimes state.
Bischoff's largest impact on the North American professional wrestling landscape was the launch of the weekly show WCW Monday Nitro in September 1995.
www.mathdaily.com /lessons/WCW   (4436 words)

 Wrestling With Attitude   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Rock and Booker T both achieved world heavyweight titles this year, marking the first time ever that African American athletes have captured both the WWF and WCW titles in the same calendar year.
Perhaps the most violent man in the history of professional wrestling is the ageless Abdullah the Butcher.
Harlem Heat (real life brothers Booker T and Stevie Ray), however, is the most prolific African American team in the history of the business, capturing a record ten WCW World Tag Team titles.
www.gerweck.net /wwa101000.htm   (556 words)

 Home Page Pro Wrestling
With more than thirty years experience at the highest levels of the professional wrestling business, Rob Russen has developed a solid reputation as a promoter, booker, agent, and producer for the biggest and best wrestling offices in the industry including his own IWA Championship Wrestling formed in 1989 with legendary promoter Wally Karbo.
As a result of his track record and reputation RR Booking is able to list a star studded roster of many of the very best names available in professional wrestling from the last forty years of the business.
You can always count on the utmost in professional representation whether you are a wrestler looking for an agent or a promoter looking to book the best wrestling talent available.
www.rrbooking.com   (326 words)

 SLAM! Sports - Wrestling - Walkin' that Aisle with Nick Tylwalk: Professional wrestling isn't cool
After lapsing as a wrestling fan for a number of years, I got sucked back in at the beginning of that year by watching WCW Monday Nitro.
Wrestling had wormed its way into the pop culture scene, probably deeper than even back in the '80s when Hulk Hogan headlined the rock 'n' wrestling era.
The casual fans were starting their gradual matriculation away from wrestling in the fall of 2000, but it still seemed arrogant and a bit snotty of USA to think that it would have more success with original programming (a.k.a.
slam.canoe.ca /Slam/Wrestling/Tylwalk/2005/09/30/1242694.html   (1060 words)

 Untitled Document
Booker T plans on operating a independent promotion in which he will use talent he has trained.
Other things, such as wrestling attire, living expenses, etc. are the responsibility of the student.
Booker T has designed a system to increase the physical conditioning of all students.
www.shsu.edu /~stdnjg13/info.htm   (383 words)

 About WPW
What differs World Professional Wrestling from the others is our dedication to providing quality family entertainment at a fair price.
World Professional Wrestling's motto is "The Fans Are The Reason!" We believe that our reason for being, and for everything we do as a wrestling organization, is for you, the fan.
World Professional Wrestling is an organization that has its roots in the old Saturday Nite Rasslin' TV show that aired on WOAY-TV, Oak Hill/Beckley in the early 1970's.
members.fortunecity.com /wrestlingdoctor/worldprofessionalwrestling/id1.html   (310 words)

 Oldschool Wrestling Raw Report
Booker starts to fire away with some chops, but Show nails a big boot.
Both are on the top rope, Booker kicks Show in the balls, then leaves the cage.
Lawler is excited for his match tonight, but he doesn’t know who he is wrestling or what kind of match.
www.oldschool-wrestling.com /Stories&Columns/raw-report/RawReport-100802.htm   (1477 words)

 Blade Hard Wrestling
Booker T makes his entrance, and we are getting ready to see the match no one wants to see anymore.
Booker should be FURIOUS but instead he's pretty much just wrestling the same match as always.
Booker isn't putting over his rage at all, nor are they using any psychology at all.
bladehard.blogspot.com   (10709 words)

 2000 Professional Wrestling Review
Wrestling has also been blamed in part for the increasingly out-of-control behavior expressed by fans of "real" sports at live events (most notably the incident at the Chicago Cubs-L.A. Dodgers game a few months ago).
A number of companies have dropped their advertisements due to public pressure, and we all know that wrestling is about making money.
Despite wrestling's plummet deeper and deeper into decadence, the first six months were not without their high points.
www.proudestmonkeys.com /julio/julio000807.html   (601 words)

 Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
wrestled Antonio Inoki to a 60-minute draw on December 2, 1969 in Osaka, Japan.
It was also during the 1970's and 1980's that Dory became a significant force within the late Shohei ÒGiantÓ BabaÕs All Japan Pro Wrestling.
He wrestled a classic 15-minute draw against Nick Bockwinkel for WCWÕs Slamboree pay-per-view event in May 1993 at the Omni in Atlanta, Georgia.
www.pwhf.org /halloffamers/bios/funk_dory.asp   (380 words)

 Obsessed With Wrestling   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
I’m sick of all these so called “real wrestling fans” who just want 30-45 minute matches when they were the ones hooked to WWF in 1998 and 1999 when it was just basically a soap opera.
I don't say that Russo was the best booker of all time, but he had some concepts that could've worked out, if they had been made with more concentration and thinking.
Calling Russo "the most successful and best booker in the history of professional wrestling" is like calling Vince McMahon the most successful and best investor in the history of professional football.
www.obsessedwithwrestling.com /columns/misc/matthewedwards01.html   (2397 words)

 e-Wrestling Home Page
Well, for the purposes of this page at least, e-Wrestling is professional wrestling simulated by any one of a number of different systems, usually run by email.
The common element, though, in all non-booked feds, is the introduction of some random or explicitly competitive element, whether it is physical dice, computer random number generators, or some kind of scissors-paper-rock type of game.
This is not to say that a gamed fedhead cannot skew a match just as a booker may choose a winner based some bias of his own - corruption and bias are not limited to a single type of federation.
ewrestling.avigne.org   (745 words)

 Professional Wrestling Links
Solie's Vintage Wrestling - Earl Oliver's site is the only major wrestling page on the Web that, like DDT Digest, eschews insider info, rumors and spoilers and is a page by a true fan of the sport, for true fans of the sport.
Professional Wrestling FAQ - For those of you who are true marks and really don't know any of the inside story of pro wrestling, this page is worthy of a spoiler alert.
Professional Wrestling Glossary - For those of you who might think blading is an ice skating term.
www.ddtdigest.com /links.htm   (438 words)

 amy action women's wrestling
Strong mat wrestling techniques with unusual submissions, martial arts background, hard hitting and can be very vocal and interactive with the crowd -Old school psychology.
She has worked as a professional wrestler and a professional wrestling trainer for both men and women.
The story was on the top two Women wrestlers in Australia discussed things from the their love and respect for the sport to he stereo typing of wrestling being considered "a man's sport" in Australia.
www.amyaction.com /womenswrestlingamyactionprofile.html   (968 words)

 Inside Out: How Corporate America Destroyed Professional Wrestling
Combining facts and opinion, Ole's biography is a straightforward look at the many phases of his career in the wild, if somewhat seedy, world of professional wrestling.
From his days in amateur wrestling, to the time when he hooked up with Gene and Lars Anderson as the Minnesota Wrecking Crew, Ole relates 30-plus years of never-before-told stories.
As a former wrestler, booker, promoter, owner, and executive producer, Ole goes deeper in the inner workings of professional wrestling than anyone ever has.
1wrestlinglegends.com /crowbarpress/insideout   (335 words)

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