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 Professional :: Wrestling : Gourt
A professional is a member of a licensing body which is legally established within the laws of a given state, county, province or nation.
The term "professional" is widely used to refer to individuals with recognized expertise within a field of endeavor even though they are not a member of a licensing body or legal entity.
Historically, behaving professionally would indicate that the person's actions remain in accordance with specific rules, written or unwritten, pertaining to behavior, dress, speech, etc. By extension, the adjective professional identified somebody recognized for expertise or skill in a craft or activity.
sports.gourt.com /Wrestling/Professional.html   (434 words)

 Over (professional wrestling) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Over" has a denotation of the fans believing in the wrestler such that they are willing to boo and cheer his character as if his matches were not a work.
Wrestlers who are over are generating reactions from the crowd, known as heat in wrestling parlance.
The term likely originates from the days when promoters did not acknowledge that pro wrestling was scripted, and the wrestlers were thought to be tricking, or "putting one over" on the fans.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Over_(professional_wrestling)   (428 words)

 History of Wrestling
Wrestling to the Greeks was not only part of the soldier's training, but was also a part of everyday life.
Greek literature points out this skill of wrestling were used by gods and kings, as well as by soldiers and private citizens, in their efforts to overcome evil and brute force.
Their view of skill most likely led to wrestling as a major sport in the Olympic Games in the year 704 B.C. Wrestling was a major sport in most Greek festivals, including the Olympic Games.
www.personal.psu.edu /users/b/s/bss148/ART2/wrestling.htm   (1819 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)

 TV Professional Wrestling And Children | MediaWise.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
World Championship Wrestling reports that 25% of its audience are children and teenagers age two to seventeen.
Wrestling delivers a prime target market to advertisers of males ages twelve to thirty-four.
Millions of dollars from TV ratings and advertising are at stake as each of the two giants of the television wrestling world, World Wrestling Federation (WWF) and World Championship Wrestling (WCW) vie for viewership from one of television's most elusive target audiences: males ages twelve to thirty-four.
www.mediafamily.org /facts/facts_wrestling.shtml   (549 words)

 August 3, 2006
All of wrestling’s legends and most of today’s professionals still speak and understand “carnie,” a language created by carnival people that the “marks” wouldn’t understand.
It went from “professional wrestling” to “sports entertainment.” As a result, fans got a few little glimpses into the “inside” of the “new” wrestling world.
He is extremely well-connected in the world of professional wrestling and knows the business exceptionally well.
www.hollywoodsuccess.com /august_3,_2006.htm   (1013 words)

During the 1920s professional wrestling showed a steady increase in popularity; by the early Depression years it was one of the most lucrative forms of sporting entertainment in the country, receiving broad coverage in the nation's dailies (where it was still treated, by and large, as a legitimate competitive sport).
By the late '30s, professional wrestling was performance rather than sport; in its theatricality it resembled, in kind if not always in degree, the televised rituals of today.
He also never withdrew from his public stance that professional wrestling was pure show, and for a class of patrons who, whatever their gullibility, now went to matches primarily to be entertained, he sought new ways to entertain them.
www.nd.edu /~joycecol/Wrestling/pfefer.html   (1617 words)

 USATODAY.com - High death rate lingers behind fun facade of pro wrestling   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Illegal steroid use in professional sports has gained plenty of attention: President Bush in his State of the Union address in January urged athletes and professional sports leagues to stop steroid use, and a federal grand jury has been investigating Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative.
Unlike amateur wrestling, which is a competitive sport in high school and college, pro wrestling combines sports, stunts and storytelling.
By late 1996 the program was scrapped because of the expense — and other wrestling organizations didn't test or were lax in enforcement, the WWF said at the time.
www.usatoday.com /sports/2004-03-12-pro-wrestling_x.htm   (2450 words)

 Hardtime #88: Sin And The Savior
One day as Eve was watching professional wrestling by herself, the temptations started to grow stronger and stronger, until her curiosity simply got the better of her.
A wrestling promoter by the name of Paul was fired from WCW, and it was from there that he was going to be the one to save the wrestling world from their disobedience of the creator.
In a master minded plot that would change the face of the wrestling world forever, Paul discussed with a wrestler named Shane that he was to win the NWA World Title, and then throw down the title.
www.lordsofpain.net /news/2006_/articles/1160234319.php   (4127 words)

 OJR article: Wrestling with the Web
When the World Wrestling Federation announced March 23 that it would purchase long-time rival World Championship Wrestling from media megalith AOL Time Warner, in effect creating a national monopoly over professional wrestling programming, Wade Keller was already on to it.
Amidst the activity and debate sparked by wrestling writers on the Web, perhaps it is inevitable that corporate media would also throw itself into the fray, using its connections and wealth to push out competition in an attempt to own a potentially lucrative niche.
Terms which reflect its carnival sideshow roots, such as 'kayfabe (maintaining the myth that wrestling is 'real'),' 'marks (wrestling fans),' baby-faces (the good guys),' and 'heels (villains)' have found their way to the mouths of the casual fan.
www.ojr.org /ojr/business/1017961682.php   (3524 words)

 Wrestling Tickets - ROH, Sumo, WWE Wrestling   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Wrestling is one of the oldest of the martial arts, having been a part of the ancient Greeks’ Olympic competitions during the earliest times of recorded history.
Amateur freestyle wrestling continues to be practiced at the high school and collegiate levels, while both the freestyle and Greco-Roman disciplines are represented at the modern Olympic Games.
Then there’s professional wrestling -- equal parts acting and athleticism mixed with a healthy dose of soap opera.
www.razorgator.com /tickets/sports/wrestling   (252 words)

 Crowbar Press - Professional Wrestling's Legends in Print and Video
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.
J Michael Kenyon, one of professional wrestling’s most knowledgeable historians, opens his personal archives and shares his treasures of wrestling history.
www.1wrestlinglegends.com /crowbarpress/books.html   (1180 words)

 Hardtime #88: Sin And The Savior - LOPforums.com
Professional wrestling started to be aired on cable tv instead of only on syndication.
They still watched wrestling, but instead of being enthralled with the product like they once were, they now focused on wrestler’s work rates and how good the heels would make the faces look inside the ring.
But even though the wrestling fans were disobeying the creator, the creator still loved the wrestling fans.
www.lopforums.com /showthread.php?p=33005   (5748 words)

 The History of Professional Wrestling
The History of Professional Wrestling is an examination of professional wrestling that will fill several volumes.
You'll read about a full-scale wrestling war between rival promotions in 1946 and 1947; the events that moved wrestling from the downtown Municipal Auditorium into Fort Homer Hesterly Armory; the appearance of the first version of the Florida Heavyweight Title; and the beginnings of the promotion headed by C.P. "Cowboy" Luttrall.
The sixth and seventh volumes of The History of Professional Wrestling series feature the results and news from what was considered by most to be the most respected wrestling venue found anywhere in the world -- St. Louis, Missouri..
www.1wrestlinglegends.com /crowbarpress/history/index.html   (1029 words)

 IWIM - International Wrestling Institute and Museum
The Eighth Annual George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall Of Fame induction ceremonies held on July 15, 2006, at Newton, Iowa were a huge success.
Prior to recognizing this year's class of inductees a surprise award was given to long-time professional wrestling journalist James C. Melby for his devotion to the business through his writing.
Nine wrestling legends were inducted into the Class of 2006 of the Glen Brand Wrestling Hall of Fame of Iowa on April 8, 2006.
www.wrestlingmuseum.org /index.html   (1841 words)

 Colorado Amateur Youth Wrestling High School and College Tournaments and Competitions by Rocky Mountain Nationals
Dan was inducted into Arizona State University's wrestling hall of fame at the end of his prestigious collegiate career.
Dan wrestled weekly for the WWF weekly as he continued a grueling appearance, seminar, and no holds barred fighting schedule.
He has over 95 state, national, and international wrestling titles under his belt, and in 1999, reached a milestone by competing in his 4000th match.
www.rockymountainnationals.com /celeb_severn.html   (686 words)

 Enter The Warrior...
Doris was not physically nor emotionally over the loss of her child and that culminated in her almost losing Kerry at birth.
At that time Kerry's father was known to Professional Wrestling Fan's as Fritz Von Erich, "The Master Of The Iron Claw".
Kerry had always wanted to be a professional wrestler, now that his Olympic Career was over....Professional Wrestling's "Modern Day Warrior" was born.
www.angelfire.com /wrestling2/KerryVonErich/enter.html   (586 words)

 Cat Bytes: Wrestling
The girls at the party sometimes dress in outfits patterned after the female superstars of professional wrestling.
And while the clothes worn, or "accidentally" removed inside the ring may appear scandalous, Bosierre said it's all part of the appeal of professional wrestling.
Perhaps too much exposure to the real world has hardened them, but there are those who contend professional wrestling is mind-numbing and juvenile.
www.csuchico.edu /jour/catbytes/s00/wrestling/page3.html   (554 words)

 The Creators of S.P.E.W.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The picture is from Death Match IV at the Lumberyard on January 31st, 2004 in which Big Daddys on the mic before 1,000 spectators with the Honky Tonk Man of professional wrestling fame.
Over at the Exotic Dancer convention for night club owners (Expo 2003) at Las Vegas they met Big Mike, the General Manager of the Lumberyard.
With over 90 entertainers on board to perform for nationally recognized titles, the Ponderosa Sun Ranch nudist community had also started to give a trophy for the club which brought along the most contestants.
www.spewwrestling.com /movers.htm   (1452 words)

 G.L.O.R.Y. Wrestling: Women's Wrestling News
This was not an easy decision for the PGWA, given the caliber of new talent which entered Professional Wrestling over the course of the last year.
Asked what attracted her to wrestling, she says, "The athleticism, the creativeness, and the talent and skills that you have to develop to be successful.
The PGWA feels that Venus will go far in Professional Wrestling, and that she will proudly uphold the classic traditions of the sport for years to come.
www.glorywrestling.com /WomensWrestlingNews/20040114_1617.asp   (653 words)

 CANOE -- SLAM! Sports - Wrestling - Doggone it - Buddy Rose to be honored
After initially working in Gagne's American Wrestling Association and in Texas, Perschmann morphed into the haughty, heavyset Rose for Portland promoter Don Owen in 1976 and immediately became the region's headlining heel, holding the Pacific Northwest singles title eight times.
While Rose wrestled all around North America, he might be remembered most for his work in those Portland-Seattle area rings, particularly against Roddy Piper.
Wrestling and read the archived reports from previous years in our special CAC section.
slam.canoe.ca /Slam/Wrestling/2004/04/12/418262.html   (1370 words)

 Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The saga of a shrine to honor the men and women that have donned trunks, boots, and hoods and took the bumps is nothing new.
The effort was recognized by the state of Florida and a non-profit status was given to the Wrestling Hall of Fame.
Mike Chapman the founder the of the IWI is to be applauded for his fine efforts and desire to honor those that have wrestled and worked in the professional end of the sport.
www.caulifloweralleyclub.org /prowrestlinghalloffame.htm   (2127 words)

 Wrestling Page
Of the countless sports on the market today, wrestling is my favorite.
I really like people who wrestle because they possess incredible tenacity, integrity, concrete discipline and steel will, but they also have incredible smiles.
Professional Wrestling Over the last year or so, most likely in order to fill some craving for wrestling, I have begun watching professional wrestling via the World Wrestling Federation.
www.angelfire.com /hi/millicon/wrestling.html   (339 words)

 Happy New Year from the NWL/HoPWF
The National Wrestling League, headquartered out of Hagerstown, MD, was founded by Dick Caricofe in 1988, and has held professional wrestling events throughout the US and overseas in Guam, Saipan, Pohnpei, Hawaiian Islands, Palua, and the Marshall Islands.
WWF superstar Mankind won his very first professional wrestling championship when he captured the NWL heavyweight title on the island of Guam in 1991.
The NWL takes pride in providing quality professional wrestling training at the NWL's Superior Pro Wrestling Training Center, which continuously sets new creative standards and ideas, making it a popular place for many leagues to keep an eye on.
www.nwlwrestling.com   (409 words)

 Weight Divisions in Professional Wrestling
Over 99.88kg (220ld) in Japan around mid 1950s.
Over 100kg under the rules of New Japan Pro-Wrestling as of 2001.
Over 90kg (213.8ld) in Mexico as of the mid 1980s.
www.wrestling-titles.com /weights.html   (322 words)

 P. Staniforth
And it was a wrestling promotion with a hardcore feel, before the word was used, abused; and possibly even said far too often, that it could even lose it’s meaning.
Yet put this FMW footage onto television to hype his appearances, and the impression was given that ECW had managed to bring someone and something truly special to their show.
Peter is a UK professional wrestling manager, and currently taking independent bookings - please contact at this email address for more details.
www.wrestlingclothesline.com /ForeignObject20.htm   (2080 words)

 World BlackBelt Online
Dan wrestled weekly for the WWF as he continued a grueling appearance, seminar, and no holds barred fighting schedule.
This facility is able to house and train individuals for martial arts, amateur wrestling, professional wrestling or the fight game.
Professional bouts and amateur tournaments are all part of the Danger Zone.
www.worldblackbelt.com /Living_Legends/Severn_Dan.asp   (1164 words)

 The Professional Wrestling Online Museum - Women in Wrestling
he role of women in the world of Professional Wrestling has been an interesting one over the years, ranging from a simple novelty to being used as drawing card for house shows and television ratings.
In her career, Mildred took on all comers, including a number of occasions where she wrestled men and became a champion in 1936.
Standing 5'7" and weighing 150 pounds, the native of Houston, Texas often defended her title as often as three times a week as was thought to have wrestled in every country which permitted women to wrestle.
www.wrestlingmuseum.com /pages/bios/women2.html   (380 words)

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