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  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).
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 Of Mats and Men: Chapter 11 - Professional Wrestling Theories
Wrestling is indeed xenophobic, but Mondak gives a simplistic view of the complex process of symbol generation that is professional wrestling.
Wrestling is a gross magnification of the political and cultural assumptions of its fans.
If a significant period of wrestling phenomenon can be isolated and systematically analyzed, it can be shown that wrestling harnesses powerful rituals and religious imagery to allow the lower-to-middle class wrestling fans to confront their deepest societal anxieties, to clarify life's contradictions, and to reintegrate the whole through the triumph of god-like wrestling heroes.
www.deathvalleydriver.com /Benaka/thesis(chap11).html   (1762 words)

 Professional wrestling / Female Single Combat Club
Professional wrestling is a form of performance art where the participants engage in simulated sporting matches in the boxing-like ring.
In essence, pro wrestling is a circus performance, a peculiar acrobatic clownery, which represents human relations in the hypertrophied and grotesque forms by means of "wrestling in the ring".
Due to the term, "professional wrestling" is the traditional and stable name of this incredibly popular show, attempting to search in WEB for keywords "wrestling", "women wrestling" leads to getting the enormous number of sites dedicated to pro wrestling and to other pseudo-combat shows.
www.fscclub.com /vidy/profi-e.shtml   (2571 words)

 Of Mats and Men: Chapter 10 - Evil in Professional Wrestling
A third type of possible personified representation of evil in professional wrestling is the situation in which two or more Heels do violence to one Face during a match with the motive to injure or humiliate.
The discussion of personifications of evil in professional wrestling would not be complete without discussing a practical problem of understanding evil acts in light of the agents' explanations of their evil deeds.
Evil is a vital aspect of professional wrestling, usually most affective when it undermines ideals of good in a humiliating and violent manner.
www.deathvalleydriver.com /Benaka/thesis(chap10).html   (1827 words)

 Tweener Professional Wrestling
In professional wrestling, a heel is a character who is portrayed as behaving in an immoral manner; sometimes they are...
In professional wrestling, a face is a character who is portrayed as being moral or approving (that is, faces are "good guys" or "crowd favorites").
Tweener (professional wrestling) In professional wrestling, a tweener is a character...
www.gourenmorbihan.com /wrestling/Tweener-Professional-Wrestling.html   (545 words)

 WU :|: Wrestling Unlimited
Heels have come to be mainly cocky to the point of excessive egotism, in the process of stroking their ego, they degrade the audience.
Heel and face characters are perpetually shifting and changing, the majority of stars having a chance to perform both throughout their career.
Heels have since dealt with this issue by being overly executive, echoing the wealthy and politicians of the world, characters that clash with the attitudes of the antihero.
www.wrestlingunlimited.com /index.php?id=columns/119015392   (2167 words)

 The Ultimate Heel Dog Breeds Information Guide and Reference   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The high heel is sometimes supposed to originally have been invented for riding boots to prevent the boot from slipping out of the stirrup.
In professional wrestling a heel is a character who is portrayed as behaving in an immoral manner.
Heel is a town in the southeastern Netherlands, in the province of Limburg.
www.dogluvers.com /dog_breeds/Heel   (215 words)

 Heel_(professional_wrestling)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In professional wrestling, a heel is a character who is portrayed as behaving in an immoral manner; sometimes they are humourously referred to as 'evil'.
Sometimes, monster heels violently "injure" other wrestlers (through rulebreaking tactics), terrorize valets (and sometimes injuring them) and commit other extremely heinous acts to set up a feud with a promotion's lead face, such as in 1999, when The Undertaker was behind a reign of terror that led to his feud with Stone Cold Steve Austin.
In Japanese wrestling, a "traitor heel" is someone who goes against the established (usually mainstream, babyface) group he was part of within a promotion, such as Riki Choshu, Masa Chono, and Great Muta in New Japan Pro Wrestling, Yoji Anjoh in UWF International, and Genichiro Tenryu in All Japan Pro Wrestling.
www.freecaviar.com /search.php?title=Heel_(professional_wrestling)   (491 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)

 Obsessed With Wrestling   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Wrestling fans between the ages of 17 - 25 grew up watching Triple H dominate everyone and now some young guy has come along and knocked him off twice, to us its was unbelieveable and after a while we got over it.
Whislt all wrestling fans know that it is fake, we all like to tune out with the program is on and get into our own world where it is real and John Cena walking over the two greatest wrestlers in the WWE pulls us out of this world and we resent that.
We have wrestling gimmicks because of one thing:Money.
www.obsessedwithwrestling.com /columns/misc/leecox01.html   (2360 words)

 The Wrestling Oratory: Leaving Its Mark   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
I’ve long been a fan of aggressive heels who are built up to simply be unemotional ass kicking machines and, predominantly before the age of the anti-hero, were despised because of their callous attitudes which meant they showed nobody any mercy.
Some heels were ravishing and rude, some were dead men, some were perfect, others carried around a million dollars, but the fact of the matter is that in an age where everyone in the WWF had to have some kind of gimmick, Jake’s was very minimal.
Heels are more fun to watch because they are different than the babyfaces in that their character has more depth.
oratory.rajah.com /index.php?archive=519   (9555 words)

 Professional Wrestling Commentary
Wrestling magazines do have the problem of becoming outdated so quickly seeing that things are constantly happening each and every week on tv, but this magazine is pretty good.
The fact will always remain that she was the most popular female in pro wrestling's history, and for that, she will always be somewhat of an icon, legend, whatever you want to call it.
ECW made their name on hardcore wrestling, and then the WWF, and even WCW adopted some of that, and no look where ECW is and how popular this style has become.
pubpages.unh.edu /~gwd/commentary4.html   (4370 words)

 wrestlingnewsboard.com - Professional Wrestling News - WWE
Wrestling announcers on TBS picked up on this, and a foreign object is still occasionally, jokingly called the "international object".
A fan of or participant in the wrestling industry who believes that a part of any aspect of the industry is more important than making money.
Strong Style Wrestling: A style of wrestling, that is worked, found in Japan, where the action seems to be shooting and realistic looking because of the highspot used.
www.wrestlingnewsboard.com /info/terms.php   (1962 words)

 TBLWrestling.com: The Death of Professional Wrestling by Curtis Adams
Because of the respect for Professional Wrestling in Japan, wrestling is high profile, often making for big stories in large newspapers and doesn’t concentrate as heavily on out-of-match story, after match angles and suchlike.
ROH was focussed on workrate, respect and honour, forgoing the usual American tradition of a strong face/heel divide and building the usual hatred between two wrestlers to a single climax (and usually one with a larger payoff).
Recently, both men have turned (Aries from heel to face in ROH and Williams from face to heel in FWA), but the crowd was simply clueless to what to do, torn between countryman and import, they began the terrifying duel chanting and clapping.
www.thebalrogslair.com /coverage/130613790.shtml   (1825 words)

 Breaking The Walls Down - Religion and Professional Wrestling
And, professional wrestling, as it often does, is a focal point for religious affairs in one form or another.
Well, what will be left is the kind of professional wrestling that existed in the early 1940s and 1950s.
However, looking at it from a professional standpoint, I don’t feel religion should be brought into the professional wrestling world because professional wrestling stands to gain nothing from it.
www.lordsofpain.net /news/2005_/articles/1123621175.php   (1386 words)

 WrestlingClassics.com Message Board
All topics involving professional wrestling are welcome, including both today's wrestling and questions and comments about wrestling's past.
This forum is for those looking to discuss professional wrestling history, particularly from Jack's era.
This forum is for the creative Wrestling Classics posters and includes the various contests that they have created.
wrestlingclassics.com /cgi-bin/.ubbcgi/ultimatebb.cgi?...   (407 words)

 wikien.info: Main_Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Backyard wrestling, the act of wrestling as a hobby rather than a job, usually but not always untrained, predominantly by teenagers.
Lawler uses this nickname for the country of Canada which tends to cheer for any despite their alignment.
Mark, a fan who believes that some or all of professional wrestling is real.
www.hostingciamca.com /index.php?title=Professional_wrestling_slang   (7637 words)

 P.O.W. Professional Outlaw Wrestling
It would not be the last time Heater would get within a few feet of Wrestling's biggest icon.
After graduating high school, and making it perfectly clear the path he was to chose, Heater signed up for the "Funkin' Conservatory", a pro wrestling school run by the legendary Dory Funk Jr.
Having mastered a plethora of Heel and Face wrestling styles, both old school and new, he is ready to spread his wings even further.
www.pow-wrestling.com /bioheater.php   (388 words)

 Worst heel in the history of professional wrestling. - Atomic Merkin - Entertainment and Off Topic Discussion Boards!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Worst heel in the history of professional wrestling.
He played a great heel, he just had to much of a great run as a face to be a heel.
Playing a heel and playing a face are very different things, you can't wrestle the exact same way after you turn.
www.fnextreme.com /forums/index.php?showtopic=688   (1409 words)

 Professional Wrestling Commentary
I don't think many fans in wrestling crowds are thinking about the "art" of what she does, or that she is a strong, successful woman.
I do not know much about Goldberg, or his wrestling past, but based on what he has accomplished this year I think he is deserving of this title.
Like the WWF sometimes, we lose interest and wrestling losses it's excitement when people are going back and forth every week, turning on this one this week and next week helping him out in a match.
pubpages.unh.edu /~gwd/commentary3.html   (6411 words)

 Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame
However, he was later to become known as the longest reigning “heel” world’s heavyweight wrestling champion in history, as well as one of its greatest drawing cards.
Doctors told him that his wrestling career was over.
Nevertheless, by October, he returned to wrestling in the Ogden and Salt Lake City areas.
www.pwhf.org /halloffamers/bios/longson.asp   (473 words)

 heel - OneLook Dictionary Search
Heel, heel : UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
Phrases that include heel: achilles' heel, heel and toe, stiletto heel, tar heel, larks heel, more...
Words similar to heel: bounder, cad, flguard, counter, dog, heeled, heeling, heelless, hound, reheel, calx, list, more...
www.onelook.com /?w=heel&ls=a   (437 words)

 Your Lucha Libre Dictionary
Free Fighting, not to confuse with the american definition of free fight, but just Wrestling.
Brutal person, brawler, in wrestling we call it a heel/rulebreaker.
Arturo Riviéra shouts this as the heels win a fall.
members.tripod.com /~lucharan/diction.htm   (453 words)

Wrestling is fake.It is fake in that the results are predetermined and the athletes cooperate with each other, but the actual moves are generally executed with contact made and pain inflicted.
Only the best wrestlers can pull off devastating-looking moves without causing some sort of pain to the opponent.
Don't be stupid enough to try it at home.
www.twh.150m.com /faq.htm   (746 words)

 Professional Wrestling « Speak Your Mind   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
His choice may have been the best for him personally, but for his partner — personally and professionally — it was terrible.
But the heel turn by HBK seems like an interesting route to go down.
Another part I watched was the Divia Search segment.  BORING!  Those chicks basically said the same thing, but in different words.  In due time, some of those chicks were be long forgotten and there is the possibility of the winner being fired in a year or two anyways.
speakyourmind.wordpress.com /tag/professional-wrestling   (4428 words)

 Professional Wrestling Slang - Prowrestling.com Discussion Forums
Bizzaro World, coined by Jerry "The King" Lawler (most likely taken from his love of comic books), in which a cities fans chant for the heel, boo the face, or don't react to the action at all.
Closet champion, a current titleholder (usually a heel) who ducks top-flight competition, cheats to win (usually by managerial interference), and — when forced to wrestle good opponents — deliberately causes himself to be disqualified (since titles often do not change hands by disqualification) to retain his title
Kayfabe: The single most important term in professional wrestling slang.
forums.prowrestling.com /showthread.php?t=348   (823 words)

 MNM - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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MNM is a heel stable in World Wrestling Entertainment, consisting of Joey Mercury, Johnny Nitro and their manager Melina.
Their gimmick is that of a trio of Hollywood celebrities and their ring entrance is complete with a rolled out red carpet and accompanying paparazzi taking their pictures.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/MNM   (265 words)

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