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  Kändisskvaller pÃ¥ professionell Wrestler
Jesse Ventura finnas en amerikansk politiker, en NavySÄL, en professionell wrestler, en skådespelare, en mayor och en värd för radiosamtalshow.
Kevin Nash finnas en amerikansk professionell wrestler och skådespelare.
Mick Foley finnas en amerikansk professionell wrestler och författare.
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  Professional Wrestling - MSN Encarta
Professional wrestlers are skilled athletes, but they perform as entertainers and not as competitors.
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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 Professional Wrestling - Search View - MSN Encarta
Early in the sport’s history wrestlers would hold a move such as a headlock for up to five minutes, but in the 1930s promoters began presenting matches in which the holds were abbreviated, allowing for more action.
The wrestler who did the most to portray a colorful image was Gorgeous George, whose antics included performing in outrageous outfits and having his personal valet spray the ring with insecticide to rid it of germs.
Few wrestlers gained widespread fame during this time, but one exception was Andre the Giant, a Frenchman who stood 7 ft 4 in (220 cm) and weighed more than 500 lb (200 kg).
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  Professional wrestling - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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.
For example, a wrestler may get whipped into a referee at a slower speed, knocking the ref down for a minute or so; during that interim period, the wrestler may pin his opponent for a three-count and would have won the match but for the the referee being down.
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/Professional_wrestler   (2287 words)

  
 Professional wrestling - TvWiki, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Professional wrestling is "simulated" in the sense that the outcomes are predetermined, the maneuvers rehearsed and executed cooperatively, and their effects upon the opponent exaggerated.
The tapout is not a traditional part of professional wrestling; it was introduced during the mid-1990s in response to the increased popularity of mixed martial arts competitions, where the tapout has always been accepted.
While professional wrestling moved increasingly to fixed matches during the late-1800s and early 1900s, for most of the 20th century professional wrestling was promoted as a legitimate sport.
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 Professional wrestler   (Site not responding. Last check: )
During its earlier history, professional wrestling promoters and performersclaimed that the competition was real, and varying fractions of the audience have believed this to be the case (a situation knownas kayfabe).
The tapout is not a traditional part of professional wrestling; it was introduced during the mid-1990s inresponse to the increased popularity of mixed martial arts competitions, where the tapout has always been accepted.
When professional wrestling moved to increasingly fixed matches around the early 1900's, there was still a strong push formost of the century to promote professional wrestling as being a legitimate sport; this movement is where the concept of kayfabe originated from.
www.therfcc.org /professional-wrestler-35385.html   (1312 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.
Wrestlers have to be able to survive in a highly competitive environment, so early on they develop an arsenal of moves that include picking up their opponent and dropping them, and jumping on a prone opponent from a potentially rib-shattering altitude when you could just kick them to death.
www.uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Professional_wrestling   (1302 words)

  
 Abe Coleman, professional wrestler; at 101 - The Boston Globe
WASHINGTON -- Abe Coleman, a Polish-born professional wrestler promoted as the Hebrew Hercules and Jewish Tarzan and credited in the 1930s with popularizing the drop-kick move, likened to a flying kick to the jaw, died March 28 at Meadow Park nursing home in Queens, N.Y. He was 101 and had kidney failure.
Professional wrestler Abe Coleman claimed to have developed his signature drop kick from watching kangaroos in Australia.
His signature move was the drop kick, in which the wrestler jumps up and boots his opponent with the soles of his feet.
www.boston.com /news/globe/obituaries/articles/2007/03/31/abe_coleman_professional_wrestler_at_101   (655 words)

  
 Professional wrestler Article, Professionalwrestler Information   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The tapout isnot a traditional part of professional wrestling; it was introduced during the mid-1990s in response to the increased popularityof mixed martial arts competitions, where the tapout has alwaysbeen accepted.
If both of the wrestlers are lying on the mat andnot moving, the referee may issue a ten count.
When professional wrestling moved to increasingly fixed matches around the early 1900s, there was still a strong push for mostof the century to promote professional wrestling as being a legitimate sport; this movement is where the concept of kayfabe originated from.
www.anoca.org /wrestling/entertainment/professional_wrestler.html   (1560 words)

  
 Professional wrestling
In order to win by pin fall, a wrestler must pin both his opponent's shoulders against the mat while the referee slaps the mat three times.
If neither wrestler reaches to their knees or feet, it is considered a draw - also known as an "in ring cont-out" If either wrestler is in contact with the ropes, all contact between the wrestlers must be broken.
This strategy is used very often in order to escape from a submission hold, and also, more seldom, a wrestler can place his foot on the ropes to avoid losing by pin fall.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/p/pr/professional_wrestling.html   (1623 words)

  
 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: WWF Breakdown
Too Cool was a professional wrestling tag team and stable most notably active in the World Wrestling Federation between 1999 and 2001 and returned shortly in 2004.
Darren Drozdov, (born April 4, 1969) better known as Puke or Droz, is a retired professional wrestler who competed in the WWF from 1998 until 1999.
Brian Gerard (B.G.) James (born May 20, 1970 in Marietta, Georgia) is an American professional wrestler, best known for his appearances with the World Wrestling Federation as The Road Dogg Jesse James; a former member of D-Generation X, and the tag team partner of Billy Gunn, with whom...
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 The Essential Legal Guide for the Professional Wrestler: Key Issues and Concepts Everyone in the Pro Wrestling Business ...
The unique benefit of being a professional wrestler is that a single wrestler might have several different characters or gimmicks throughout his career.
A wrestler never knows what territory he will be working in from month to month or year to year, thus he should keep as many options open as possible.
As part of a typical endorsement contract, the wrestler will be asked to warrant or certify that he is not bound by any other agreement for the endorsement of products or services which would limit or prevent his performance of any of the obligations under the contract with the company.
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 True Life: I'm a Professional Wrestler
I must say that the True Life: I'm a professional wrestler special on MTV a few weeks back, had to be the best wrestling documentary ever made.
It also showed that wrestlers do not have a good life after their time in the spotlight is over with either.
Most wrestlers do not save their money while they are on the top of the world, because they have that feeling of invincibility.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/pro_wrestling/24858   (326 words)

  
 Kids Wrestling | Backyard Wrestling | Professional | Pro Wrestlers | Kids Sports | WWE   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Professional wrestling is as much about acting and showmanship as it is about athletic ability.
To be a good professional wrestler, you need to have as much charisma and stage presence, as you do strength and athleticism.
Keep in mind that professional wrestling is VERY different from real wrestling, in which headlocks, suplexes and piledrivers are not allowed.
www.kidzworld.com /article/5373-becoming-a-pro-wrestler   (360 words)

  
 PlanetSave - Mexican professional wrestler joins campaign to fight enemies of the sea
Professional wrestler Hijo del Santo announced he has broadened his battle arena from Mexico's Lucha Libre to encompass the Pacific Ocean's eastern coastline, where overfishing, turtle egg hunting, and pollution are threatening marine resources.
In addition to performing acrobatic duels in the ring with opponents dressed as evil characters, the silver-masked Hijo del Santo _ which means ``Son of the Saint'' _ pledged on Thursday to devote the greater part of this year to raising consciousness about how human actions are threatening the ocean.
The wrestler, son of Mexico's most famous fighter, El Santo, will aid the U.S.-based nongovernmental organization WildCoast with its campaign to stop sea turtle consumption in Mexico, defend protected areas on California's coast and promote saving the gray whales in Baja California.
www.planetsave.com /ps_mambo/The_News/World_News/Mexican_professional_wrestler_joins_campaign_to_fight_enemies_of_the_sea_200703098579   (344 words)

  
 Earl Maynard - bodybuilder, professional wrestler, actor, movie producer and film director.
Earl Maynard - bodybuilder, professional wrestler, actor, movie producer and film director.
- bodybuilder, professional wrestler, actor, movie producer and film director.
He was NWA (National Wrestling Alliance) America's Tag Team Champion twice (with Rocky Johnson in 1970 as well as with his longtime partner Dory Dixon in 1972).
earlmaynard.net   (328 words)

  
 Dating a Professional Wrestler - Associated Content
If you had told me 15 years ago that I'd be dating a professional wrestler and, now, engaged to marry a professional wrestler at the age of 30, I'd have laughed at you.
Fake, no. Professional wrestlers get hurt, just like any other athlete, and if you're dating a professional wrestler, and you're going to go to your guy's shows to watch him perform, you will need to learn how to distinguish the difference between when he's selling for the crowd and when he's truly injured.
I've been with my professional wrestler for 11 years, and sometimes I'm still fooled into believing he's really hurt when he's not, or thinking he's not when he very much is.
www.associatedcontent.com /article/38147/dating_a_professional_wrestler.html   (479 words)

  
 Hogan Knows Best - BuddyTV, the best TV fan community
Recently, professional wrestler and Hogan Knows Best star Hulk Hogan went on The Insider to defend his son, Nick, against reports that claim the 17-year-old's less-than-perfect driving record and penchant for racing was what may have caused the car wreck that left Nick with a broken arm and his friend, John Graziano, in critical condition.
Hogan Knows Best star and professional wrestler Hulk Hogan has blasted media reports that his 17-year-old son's tarnished driving record and penchant for racing might be the cause of the devastating car crash his son was involved in late last month.
Hulk Hogan, professional wrestler and star of VH1's Hogan Knows Best, shocked the wrestling community recently when he announced he has already raised a portion of the money he needs to start his own wrestling federation, which he promises will be much grander than anything anyone has ever seen before.
www.buddytv.com /Hogan-Knows-Best.aspx   (1969 words)

  
 Professional Wrestler 'Crush' Adams Dies - Sports News Story - WESH Orlando
The results of an autopsy are expected on Tuesday for former professional wrestler Brian "Crush" Adams.
One local former wrestler who remained friends with Adams said he believes wrestlers will do anything to get ahead in the cut-throat business, but he said it's hard to know if the retired wrestler was still using.
Mero said there must be tighter regulations for professional wrestlers.
www.wesh.com /sports/13887437/detail.html   (328 words)

  
 Q&A with professional wrestler Dave Batista -- baltimoresun.com
By that point a lot of wrestlers were using their real names and they weren't so gimmick-oriented.
Some of the stuff they had me do was a little cheesy, but at the same time it was fun.
Kevin Eck: When you were called up to WWE in 2002 you were given the role of Deacon Batista [a sidekick to a wrestler known as Reverend D-Von].
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 Rena mero - celebs.com - 2002 Bookings
Rena Mero was married to wrestler Marc Mero (aka Johnny B. Badd).
Rena Mero (born August 8, 1967) is an American model, actress, and former professional wrestler.
As previously reported wrestler turned actress Rena Mero (formerly known as Sable) may be a regular on the show.
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 Professional Wrestling
For one thing, pro wrestlers routinely suffer the sort of grisly and painful injuries one generally associates with the Spanish Inquisition, which is definitely not fake.
Chief among these was "kayfabe," an old carny term for fakery which evolved to become the credo of the professional wrestler.
Promos are interviews or short speeches in which a wrestler lays out the stakes for a battle and defines his persona, giving the audience reasons to love him or hate him.
www.rotten.com /library/culture/professional-wrestling   (1892 words)

  
 Hillsborough: Ex-professional wrestler dies at 72
TAMPA -- Johnny Valentine, a former professional wrestling champion with ties to the Suncoast, has died at 72.
Valentine, three other wrestlers and a promoter ran out of fuel and crashed in North Carolina.
Among the wrestlers was 24-year-old Ric Flair, who later held the world title several times.
www.sptimes.com /News/050301/news_pf/Hillsborough/Ex_professional_wrest.shtml   (283 words)

  
 Pro Wrestler Miffed by Pregnancy Tests, Professional Wrestler Julie Utley Raises Concerns About Pregnancy Test ...
(AP) A professional wrestler claimed Friday that the state is intruding on her privacy by requiring her to provide proof from her doctor that she is not pregnant within a week of every match.
The rule took effect in November and is part of state requirements for licensing contact sports such as professional boxing, wrestling and martial arts.
Opponents said if the state's motive is legal protection, it could make wrestlers sign a waiver saying they will not sue if they get hurt.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2006/06/10/ap/national/mainD8I52VVO3.shtml   (394 words)

  
 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > Mexico -- Mexican professional wrestler joins campaign to fight enemies of the sea
Mexico's famous professional wrestler "Hijo del Santo," or "Son of the Saint" broadened his battle arena Thursday to encompass the Pacific Ocean's eastern coastline, where overfishing, turtle egg hunting, and pollution are threatening marine resources.
MEXICO CITY – Mexico's famous professional wrestler “Hijo del Santo,” or “Son of the Saint” broadened his battle arena Thursday to encompass the Pacific Ocean's eastern coastline, where overfishing, turtle egg hunting, and pollution are threatening marine resources.
In addition to performing acrobatic duels in the ring with opponents dressed as evil characters, the silver-masked “Hijo del Santo” pledged to devote the greater part of this year helping to raise consciousness about how human actions are threatening the ocean.
www.signonsandiego.com /news/mexico/20070308-2052-mexico-environmentalwrestler.html   (377 words)

  
 Wrestler
A brief history of professional wrestling in the US during the 1980s.
Despite the title of this article, this is not so much a review of the PPV (which is a little late at this point) as it is a look at why it sucked so much both from the crowd perspective (based on 411 and 1wrestling reviews) and the broadcast.
In addition to beating parodies of Lesnar's nickname to death, I also illustrate why, though he clearly has fans and talent, there are better waists for the Undisputed WWE Championship than the Next Big Hype.
www.suite101.com /reference/wrestler   (1184 words)

  
 SoCal UNCENSORED - The Uncensored Voice in Southern California Pro Wrestling
In 1962 he was involved in a famous three way feud with Japanese pioneer Rikidozan and The Destroyer, the greatest American masked wrestler of all time.
This is not to say today's style is inferior; Dragon, Son, and others have advanced the art with new moves and deeper in-ring storylines, but they may never be able to get the same type of heat Freddie Blassie and John Tolos got years ago.
Today no one would believe Blassie was really blinded, and that's ok, the wrestlers just have to continue improving and adapting to their fan base.
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In a land known more for producing sherpas than professional athletes, Bharat Bahadur Bishural made a name for himself as Nepal's first professional wrestler.
He founded the Nepal Professional Wrestler Championship Association and began training Nepalese wrestlers.
Bishural complains that while he has already invested more than 1 million rupees ($22,000) from his own pocket to promote professional wrestling, he is receiving no support from the government or any other organization.
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