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  Crowbar Press - Professional Wrestling's Legends in Print and Video
For decades, professional wrestling fans have asked the question – "Is that wrestling fake?" However, they wouldn't have dared ask that question directly to Ivan Koloff, whose work in the ring made believers out of the most cynical viewers.
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   (1293 words)

  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Professional wrestling in Japan
New Japan Pro Wrestling is one of the most popular professional wrestling promotions in the World.
Rikidōzan (Kanji: 力道山) was a professional wrestler, known as the Father of Puroresu and one of the most influential men in wrestling history.
Professional Sumo is practiced exclusively in Japan, where it originated, but wrestlers of other nationalities participate.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Professional_wrestling_in_Japan/Federations   (457 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
As late as the 19th Century, wrestling was a respected and even prestigious sport, a favorite among every strata of society, from peasant to President (Abraham Lincoln was an accomplished wrestler; interestingly, so was Donald Rumsfeld).
As wrestling carved out its niche on television (with a few false starts along the way), wrestlers began to emerge as personalities, sometimes becoming stars for reasons almost entirely unrelated to their ability to wrestle per se.
Wrestling had been steadily evolving into a simple morality play — which meant that whenever possible, and especially in high-profile main event matches, the formula was to pit a good and pure wrestler (called a "babyface") against a bad and evil wrestler (known as a "heel").
www.rotten.com /library/culture/professional-wrestling   (1892 words)

 Of Mats and Men: Chapter 10 - Evil in Professional Wrestling
The wrestling commentators (not the hosts Okerlund and company), whose continuous patter enlivens a match, are unanimous in their scorn for the losers.
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.
www.deathvalleydriver.com /Benaka/thesis(chap10).html   (1827 words)

 Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame
The mission of the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame (PWHF) is to maintain organized volunteerism that preserves and promotes the dignified history of professional wrestling.
The voters are requested to vote for those individual(s) who best exemplify the attributes for induction into the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame in light of that person's professional ability, performance skills, and overall lifetime contributions to the sport of wrestling.
In addition, the candidate's contributions made to society outside of wrestling as well as the candidate's moral character and personal integrity may be considered in making your choice.
www.pwhf.org /about/about.asp   (898 words)

 Mixed Professional Wrestling
It may be a lot easier to convince the woman in your life to watch some of our mixed professional wrestling matches.
In our mixed professional wrestling matches, you'll see the same holds, throws, aerial maneuvers and more that you see in all the global wrestling federations and in the most popular wrestling entertainment.
Watch Belle defeat professional stunt man Luke with her signature pretzel hold, or the ravishing Fire unleash her unique brand of aggression on unsuspecting Angel.
www.steelkittens.com /Articles/mixed-professional-wrestling.asp   (635 words)

 Wrestling videos
The first UFC style match brought to you by NPBO pitting Big F against Johnson in a match where no chokeholds were allowed but almost anything else goes.
A father freaks out and attacks a kid who is wrestling with his son, a prescription of chill pills is what he needs
Some super wrestling moves for you to enjoy.
www.watchwrestlingvideos.com   (256 words)

 Professional Wrestling - Deadspin
We're not even going to pretend to be surprised here: Jose Canseco is rumored to making an appearance at Wrestlemania this spring.
Perhaps it is telling that the people who are most concerned about this development are not baseball fans, but wrestling fans.
Seems like the WWE -- remember, that's what it's called now, lest you confuse it with a bunch of cute pandas -- has had its own troubles with steroids in the past, with president Vince McMahon having actually been indicted for distribution of illegal steroids.
www.deadspin.com /sports/professional-wrestling   (487 words)

 Sports | SoYouWanna.com
Work is one of the most commonly used terms in wrestling.
In the midst of all the fakeness surrounding professional wrestling, it's...
World Wrestling Federation (WWF)The WWF is the king of the wrestling...
www.soyouwanna.com /site/categories/sports.html   (1242 words)

  IWIM - George Tragos/Lou Thesz Hall of Fame
Named after wrestling legend George Tragos and his most famous student, Lou Thesz, the first members, including the two namesakes, were inducted on April 24, 1999, shortly after the Museum opened its doors to the public.
True wrestling ability as evidenced by a strong amateur background or by general agreement of the committee.
The Frank Gotch Award is presented each year to a professional wrestler who has brought recognition and honor to the sport either by his work as a wrestler or by his work outside of the ring.
www.wrestlingmuseum.org /gtlthof.html   (705 words)

  Professional wrestling - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Professional wrestling is generally any form of wrestling in which the wrestlers receive payment for participating.
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 (at a time when people like Ken Shamrock were also arriving in the business), where the tap out has always been accepted.
Women have long participated in professional wrestling, first in woman-versus-woman matches that were low on the bill compared to mens' matches, and then later as managers or valets accompanying male wrestlers.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Professional_wrestling   (1590 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   (1185 words)

 Professional wrestling slang - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Professional wrestling has accrued a considerable amount of slang, in-references and jargon.
Kayfabe, term used to describe the illusion (and up-keep of the illusion) that professional wrestling is not staged (i.e.
Sell, to make a wrestling match seem unstaged by reacting to an opponents attacks in a manner that would suggest that the techniques were being applied at full-force and that he/she is feeling the painful effects.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Professional_wrestling_slang   (8605 words)

 Professional Wrestling & Children
Professional wrestling is a live action cartoon where revenge, betrayal, greed, sex, and pride are woven into staged plots featuring lewd, crude, violent, elaborately costumed, steroid-enhanced giants.
Professional wrestling is a $100 million a year entertainment industry that attracts 35 million people a week, a large proportion of whom are children.
Whether the appeal of professional wrestling resides in the unconscious, or is symbolic of the collapse of society, or something else, viewing this gratuitous violence can be dangerous for children.
www.hhp.ufl.edu /faculty/pbird/keepingfit/ARTICLE/wrestling.HTM   (591 words)

 Professional Wrestling Attacks Wordbook @ BareHands.com (Bare Hands)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Attacking maneuvers in professional wrestling are mainly used to wear down an opponent for a submission hold, or set up for a throw.
Professional wrestlers frequently give their "finishers" (signature moves that usually result in a win) new names.
In Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, some rules are loosened, so this is simply counted against by the referee like any other tie-up in the corner.
www.barehands.com /encyclopedia/Professional_wrestling_attacks   (2443 words)

 Professional Wrestling
Professional wrestling is often seen as a suspect sport and marginal entertainment.
This book looks at the world of professional wrestling both from the fan's-eye-view high in the stands and from the ringside in the wrestlers' gym.
The second half of the book explores professional wrestling's carnivalesque presentation of masculinities ranging from the cute to the brute, as well as the way in which the performances of women wrestlers almost inevitably enter into the realm of pornographic.
www.upress.state.ms.us /books/p/professional_wrestling.html   (352 words)

 pWw Wrestleshop--Books: The Encyclopedia of Professional Wrestling: 100 Years of the Good, the Bad, and the ...
One-hundred years of professional wrestling: From "shoots" to "works," carneys to cage matches, heroes to villains, it is all here in a bold and colorful manner.
A "slamography" of more than 500 wrestlers, including their career highlights, is also featured, as well as some of the hottest wrestling collectibles on the market today.
Professional wrestling remains one of the hottest forms of entertainment in the world and fans agree that there is no greater show on earth.
www.pwwew.net /wrestleshop/book/encyclopedia.htm   (165 words)

 Breaking The Walls Down - Innovation
Professional wrestling is in a funk when it comes to innovation.
But, now the professional wrestling world is wrapped up in the mediocrity that has ensued from one of the, if not the, largest financial boom the profession as ever seen.
Wrestling fans that I’ve spoken with are interested in a product that is riveting, something that has intense physical action and has a sizeable amount of violence on it when called for.
www.lordsofpain.net /news/2005_/articles/1120596341.php   (879 words)

He passed on his interest in wrestling to me. I studied Judo as a boy, but a back injury at the age of seventeen prevented me from participating in Judo or wrestling afterwards.
Professional wrestling was a mainstay of American television in the 1950s.
For many years Chicago was a professional wrestling stronghold, with both the AWA and WWA regularly holding major cards at the Chicago Stadium and sometimes at the ball parks.
www.pibburns.com /wrestle.htm   (389 words)

 Professional Wrestling's Rebirth
High school teacher and wrestling fan Raymond Butler regularly comes in contact with some of pro wrestling's biggest fans: high school boys.
Wrestling officials claim that they are aimed at 18 to 34 year olds but admit that adolescents, pre-teens, and teens make up much of the viewing audience.
Given its high TV ratings and rabid fans, pro wrestling is not likely to disappear any time soon, despite questions of its family value.
www.infoplease.com /spot/prowrestling1.html   (672 words)

 Amazon.com: Professional Wrestling: Sport and Spectacle (Performance Studies Series): Books: Sharon Mazer   (Site not responding. Last check: )
She not only takes the fun out of professional wrestling but put the reader to sleep.
Mazer only visits one school of wrestling why is that she should at least have visited a couple.
I don't think she is anticipating her readers as wrestling fanatics and them getting upset when she say wrestling is homoerotic.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1578060214?v=glance   (2003 words)

 Illustrated History of Pro Wrestling in Northern California
Wrestling had not been promoted much, and in 1960 the crowds were small and wrestling matches were held in small meeting halls.
Wrestling matches were held on Friday nights in Modesto in the Uptown Arena, a building I remember as being like a large barn.
The board in back of her shows who was wrestling on that TV show and the star on Ray Stevens' name shows that he won his match.
homepage.mac.com /viktor2/btw   (6404 words)

 Tony D.'s Professional Wrestling Webpage
On my Wrestling Page (you are here) are the Questions For The Pros Interviews that I've conducted.
Midland Empire Wrestling had two shows in Pittsburg, KS in 2003.
Also, I read some wrestling mags that I have from back then, and Jimmy Hart managed The Terminators around this time, but I don't remember if they were part of this video or not.
www.cpol.net /tonyd/wrestling.htm   (1389 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)

 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)

 The Relationship Between Watching Professional Wrestling on Television and Engaging in Date Fighting Among High School ...
The Relationship Between Watching Professional Wrestling on Television and Engaging in Date Fighting Among High School Students -- DuRant et al.
The Relationship Between Watching Professional Wrestling on Television and Engaging in Date Fighting Among High School Students
wrestling was highest among students who fought with their dates
pediatrics.aappublications.org /cgi/content/abstract/118/2/e265   (360 words)

 The Secret World of Professional Wrestling - Rotten Tomatoes
Currently, there are not enough Tomatometer critic reviews for The Secret World of Professional Wrestling to receive a rating.
Go back to school with Fast Times at RT High, where the subject for today’s lesson is teen movies.
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www.rottentomatoes.com /m/secret_world_of_professional_wrestling   (315 words)

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