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  Professional wrestling - Pro Wrestling
Modern professional wrestling is commonly associated within a company (often referred to as a fed), where the participants create an entertaining show simulating a dueling match.
The question of whether professional wrestling is a sport comparable to its freestyle, Greco-Roman, and collegiate counterparts can seem irrelevant, maybe even impossible, to compare as the key difference between both concepts is that professional wrestling's main focus is maintaining its audience and profiting as a business rather than as a form of athletic competition.
Midget wrestling has been a unique aspect of professional wrestling, and can be traced to professional wrestling's carnival and vaudeville origins.
prowrestling.wikia.com /wiki/Professional_wrestling   (2225 words)

  
  Professional wrestling - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Professional wrestling is generally any form of performance art in which pro-wrestlers receive payment for participating in a "Show".
Modern professional wrestling is commonly associated within a company (often referred to as a fed), where the participants create an entertaining show simulating a dueling match.
The question of whether professional wrestling is a sport comparable to its freestyle, Greco-Roman, and collegiate counterparts can seem irrelevant, maybe even impossible, to compare as the key difference between both concepts is that professional wrestling's main focus is maintaining its audience and profiting as a business rather than as a form of athletic competition.
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/Professional_wrestling   (2287 words)

  
 Professional wrestling - OTMWiki
Professional wrestling is generally any form of wrestling in which the wrestlers receive payment for participating.
In the earlier parts of the 20th Century, "professional wrestling" was at times just that, a professional contest of amateur-style wrestlers competing for a purse with a league structure similar to professional boxing.
Professional wrestling is "simulated" in the sense that the outcomes are predetermined, and their effects upon the opponent exaggerated.
onthemat.com /wiki/index.php/Professional_wrestling   (2394 words)

  
 face - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Face (geometry), a plane surface or side of a three-dimensional object, such as a cube or pyramid.
The face is the front part of the head and includes the hair, forehead, eyebrow, eyes, nose, cheeks, mouth, lips, philtrum, teeth, skin, and chin
In professional wrestling, a face or babyface is a character who is portrayed as heroic relative to the heel wrestlers, who are analogous to villains.
ca.encarta.msn.com /face.html   (203 words)

  
 Dover Youth Recreation Wrestling: Our Wrestling News   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Wrestling is often referred to as the toughest sport, and in many ways it is, but it is certainly not violent, nor does it lead to unruly or destructive behavior.
Wrestling skills are an enormous asset in a schoolyard brawl or even a street fight, however, wrestling's non-violent nature does not prepare one for other aspects of self-defense such as disabling or disarming an assailant.
Wrestling was later popular in Greek and Egyptian culture, and is prevalent in the architecture of many temples and tombs.
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 Professional wrestling - Conservapedia
Professional wrestling, or pro wrestling, is the performance, management, and marketing of an athletic performing art which contains elements of catch wrestling, mock combat and theatre.
Template:Main article Throughout the history of professional wrestling, the utmost care was taken to ensure that the staged nature of professional wrestling was kept secret to the audience, a concept known as kayfabe or "working the marks".
World Wrestling Entertainment's Dave Finlay is often aided in his matches by a midget known mainly as Hornswoggle, who hides under the ring and gives a shillelagh to Finlay to use on his opponent.
www.conservapedia.com /Professional_wrestling   (5388 words)

  
 Professional wrestling match types - TvWiki, the free encyclopedia
The ropes are removed from the ring and standard sumo wrestling rules apply: the first to step outside of the ring or to touch the mat with any part of their body but the soles of the feet is the loser.
Hardcore wrestling is often termed as a form of wrestling where some, or, more often than not, all of the traditional grounds of wrestling need not apply.
Although a retirement match is often held for a wrestler retiring from professional wrestling to honor the wrestler, in storylines a retirement match denotes a match where the loser is forced into retirement.
www.tvwiki.tv /wiki/Professional_wrestling_match_types   (9679 words)

  
 Professional wrestling in the world of sports - by Kory Ross - Helium
Wrestling is not as fake as you may think it is. Bret Hart was quoted saying "I have punched, and kicked people in the face full blast, and I have never hurt anybody." They may not be trying to hurt each other, but they try to make contact.
Professional wrestling's schedule is no walk in the park.
Professional Wrestlers are truly outcast in comparison with other sports and this is what they feed off of.
www.helium.com /items/522896-professional-wrestling-in-the-world-of-sports   (751 words)

  
 Professional wrestling - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia
Professional Wrestling also known as Pro Rasslin is the primary lesiure activity of the American repressed homosexual, just ahead of Soccer, Being a Douchebag and membership in the Republican party.
Unable to channel their sexual urges in a mature, healthy way, Professional wrestlers and fans instead subvert their forbidden desires for man-flesh: the result is distorted into a grotesque, sadomasochistic ritual rife with homo-erotic undercurrents and subtext designed to show Dad that his little boy's no goddamn sissy anymore.
American heroes of wrestling cannot be made to submit because of their superior love for their country and Constitution of the United States, so they often win or at the very least die after killing 800 of the foreigners (killing the rest as they asplode).
www.uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Professional_wrestling   (1313 words)

  
 PAGE OF FAME: Angelo Mosca
In true pro wrestling style, Mosca has denied it to this day, and the tapes seemed to show that he was committed to making the hit before Fleming was tackled by another player.
Began wrestling in the offseason, and became a full-time wrestler after his retirement.
Retired from wrestling in the mid-80s and was the colour commentator for the WWF TV tapings in Ontario from August 1984 until January 1985.
www.garywill.com /wrestling/canada/mosca.htm   (461 words)

  
 Professional Wrestling Essays and Articles at eNotes
It is 9 P.M. Monday night, and an announcer asks thousands of professional wrestling fans crowded into a local stadium, “Are you ready to rumble?” A television camera pans the audience as screaming fans of all ages leap to their feet, waving signs and sporting T-shirts that honor their favorite pro wrestling stars.
Tate was influenced by the theatrics of pro wrestling, they claimed, and was imitating the stunts executed by WWF star Dwayne Johnson, whose pro wrestling stage name is “The Rock.” To support their defense, Tate’s attorneys subpoenaed The Rock and other pro wrestlers to testify about how they make their televised action appear authentic.
Supporters suggest that if parents allow their children to watch wrestling programs, they have the responsibility to explain that the wrestling is fake and to teach their children appropriate values and provide alternatives to violence.
www.enotes.com /professional-wrestling-article   (1778 words)

  
 DrPolitics.com -- Kids Grapple with Wrestling. By Ted Rueter
Sable, wrestling's biggest female star, recently settled a lawsuit against the WWF, in which she alleged that the business "had become so obscene and so vulgar" that she no longer wishes to be a part of it.
Nationwide, teens are staging wrestling matches in their back yards, complete with the pile drivers and sexual innuendo they see on television.
Professional wrestling is a destructive influence on adolescent boys--who already face trouble.
www.drpolitics.com /articles/professional_wrestling.htm   (847 words)

  
 Hulkamania 20th Anniversary
From a wrestling and entertainment standpoint, Hulkamania was a refreshing change from the old-school stereotypes most people knew as professional wrestling.
Granted, wrestling pundits will look back and say that his constant winning and title-holding was the result of backstage politicking with the boss.
Wrestling results may be predetermined, but who wins is as important to a grappler as any star of a 'real' sport.
members.tripod.com /wwfuwrestling/id27.html   (3035 words)

  
 WWE Tickets - Cheap WWE Tickets
After discovering at age 12 that the wrestling promoter was his father, Vince became steadily involved in his father's wrestling business until the latter was ready to retire.
Wrestling promoters nationwide were now in direct competition with the WWF.
The concept of a wrestling supercard was nothing new in North America; the NWA had been running StarrCade a few years prior to Wrestlemania.
www.bestshowticketslasvegas.com /wwe-wrestling-live-tickets.asp   (2105 words)

  
 Professional Wrestling Flashback: Bob Backlund and the Chicken Wing - Associated Content
The WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) was once called the WWF (World Wrestling Federation), before the World Wildlife Fund disputed the WWF moniker.
Before Wrestlemania existed and the WWE went rock and roll, Bob Backlund was the face of professional wrestling.
Not long after losing his professional wrestling championship to the Iron Sheik in 1983, Bob Backlund disappeared from the ring.
www.associatedcontent.com /article/53214/professional_wrestling_flashback_bob.html   (659 words)

  
 Wrestling Heritage | The home of classic British wrestling
The most eagerly anticipated wrestling visitor to British shores during the post war years Lou Thesz was six times NWA World Heavyweight Champion and considered by many to be the greatest heavyweight wrestler of all time.
He was a man who was in at the start of the British all-in wrestling era which began in 1930 and later transformed himself into the big name villain of the post war era.
Having turned professional aged 22 he went on to hold the British heavyweight title for a year or so, and continued to battle the best until retiring in the late 1960s.
www.wrestlingheritage.co.uk /alegendinourmidst.htm   (1147 words)

  
 All Star British Wrestling Events
What I had discovered was the name of a wrestling school in America that was largely responsible for providing the latest generation of professional wrestlers to the WWE, Ohio Valley Wrestling.
But my wrestling skills, although relatively good for the length of time I had been training, were no different to that of the American wrestlers that I trained with.
I learned and studied the tradition and wrestling heritage of my country, back to Atholl Oakeley who won the British Heavyweight wrestling title back in 1930, and I can honestly say that true British wrestling is one of, if not, the most compelling styles of professional-wrestling in the world.
www.bigtimewrestlinguk.com /index.php?id=pages/news/news15   (1067 words)

  
 Open Directory - Sports:Wrestling:Professional:Lucha Libre
Mexican wrestling is marked by rapid sequences of holds and moves, as well as spectacular high-flying moves, many of which have been adopted north of the border.
Wrestling took off in the early 1930s in Mexico after several promoters had witnessed events in Texas, and in Mexico the sport eventually became known as "Luche Libre".
Rodolfo's first wrestling appearance was alleged to have been at Arena Peralvillo Cozumel on June 28th, 1934, and he soon became an active figure on the Mexican wrestling circuit under various names including "El Hombre Rojo", "Rudy Guzman", "El Demonio Negro" and "El Murcielago II".
www.dmoz.org /Sports/Wrestling/Professional/Lucha_Libre/desc.html   (470 words)

  
 Professional Wrestling - Television Tropes & Idioms
The history of pro wrestling is a bit convoluted; until the late '80s/early '90s, promoters claimed that wrestling was a legitimate sport, and attempted to hide the fact that it was scripted at all costs.
As more and more wrestling fans grew wise to the fact that wrestling was scripted and choreographed, promoters had no choice but to reveal the secret that everybody already knew by that point anyway.
A professional wrestler literally puts his life in his opponent's hands several times in a single match; the slightest misstep could result in a broken bone, a broken neck, paralysis, possibly even death.
tvtropes.org /pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ProfessionalWrestling   (387 words)

  
 Hernando: Pro wrestling event set for fairgrounds
Full Impact Pro Wrestling of Florida will present its first-ever eight-match card in the auditorium starting at 8 p.m., and the event will feature some of the series' biggest stars, said Sal Hamaoui, spokesman for FIP, an independent wrestling series that has been promoting and marketing professional wrestling in Florida for about three years.
Professional wrestling, of course, has strong ties to Florida, dating back to the late 1950s' Championship Wrestling From Florida, which was broadcast weekly and featured legendary host/announcer Gordon Solie.
True to pro wrestling form, tag team rivalries, grudge matches and trash talk are all part of the FIP format and are a big part of the show, said Hamaoui.
www.sptimes.com /2005/05/27/Hernando/Pro_wrestling_event_s.shtml   (413 words)

  
 Kings Wrestling » Professional Wrestling
Wrestling is a sport in which two opponents attempt to control the other without the use of striking.
Wrestling has evolved into many different styles and forms, ranging from world-wide, commercialised stadium events to less publicized, local amateur competitions.
Modern-day professional wrestling has traces back in early traveling carnivals, where showmen would challenge local spectators to compete with them in a ring.
kingswrestling.org /index.php/category/professional-wrestling   (2077 words)

  
 Wrestling Reality
Wrestling Reality is a documentary television series airing on the Fight Network that follows the lives of a group of independent pro wrestlers in the Maritime provinces of Canada.
In July, I promoted a wrestling show featuring Krysta Lynn Scott and Scott Savage in New Glasgow at Fibber’s Pub and Eatery, which was the talk of the town for weeks afterwards.
Wrestling Reality would like to thank fibbersmusic.ca, JD Fortune, Aarron Pellerine, Stephan Chaisson and the great staff at Fibber's Pub and Eatery for all their hard work for the Wrestling Reality premiere party.
www.wrestlingreality.com   (2990 words)

  
 Open Directory - Sports:Wrestling:Professional:Lucha Libre   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Mexican wrestling is marked by rapid sequences of holds and moves, as well as spectacular high-flying moves, many of which have been adopted north of the border.
Wrestling took off in the early 1930s in Mexico after several promoters had witnessed events in Texas, and in Mexico the sport eventually became known as "Luche Libre".
Rodolfo's first wrestling appearance was alleged to have been at Arena Peralvillo Cozumel on June 28th, 1934, and he soon became an active figure on the Mexican wrestling circuit under various names including "El Hombre Rojo", "Rudy Guzman", "El Demonio Negro" and "El Murcielago II".
dmoz.org /Sports/Wrestling/Professional/Lucha_Libre/desc.html   (470 words)

  
 Obsessed With Wrestling   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Backyard wrestling is like putting a bunch of toddlers in a playground and taking away their basic god-given human instinct.
I believe that most of the BYW wrestling you are talking about are the fools in the videotapes marketed by backyard wrestling inc. These tapes don't at all represent what we do (at least in my fed) As backyard wrestlers, for example we actually have disqualifications in are matches rules and such.
Backyard wrestling IS a slap in the face of professional wrestling because of feds that live by the policy that "it's not WWE so anything goes".
www.obsessedwithwrestling.com /columns/brianbertrand/03.html   (5177 words)

  
 Pro Wrestling: HBK, Hitman & Stone Cold
I have been a fan of professional wrestling since the Summer of 1974, and have become a student of the athletic side as well as the entertainment side of the business.
Since he is wrestling for them at their insistance, they are covering him in the match.
It is unknown at this time if the marriage can be saved, but for now, he is neither Hollywood or professional wrestling will touch him until his personal issues are taken care of because they want to know that they can depend on him in the future.
en.allexperts.com /q/Pro-Wrestling-1847/HBK-Hitman-Stone-Cold.htm   (551 words)

  
 Legends of Wrestling II for Xbox Review - Xbox Legends of Wrestling II Review
Legends of Wrestling II is difficult to recommend to all but the hard-core wrestling fan looking for a little nostalgia.
Legends of Wrestling II lets you play as some of the greatest wrestlers of the 1970s and 1980s.
Legends of Wrestling II also features a tournament mode in which you can compete in standard, tag, or tag team title tournaments, but the game's main attraction is the career mode, which essentially functions as Legends' story mode.
www.gamespot.com /xbox/sports/legendsofwrestling2/review.html   (1304 words)

  
 Wrestlers Reviews   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Wrestling is a sport that makes men of boys and this book clearly demonstrates that -- but only for those who already know it.
At least, she was a professional wrestler, known as the London Lassassin until she was banned from the ring.
The rich history of professional wrestling oozes throughout the pages of this grappler's tale, as readers get a ringside ticket to some of the watershed events that helped shape the industry as it moved from the days of territorial wrestling toward the era of sports entertainment.
www.booksunderreview.com /Sports/Wrestling/Professional/Wrestlers   (8134 words)

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