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Topic: Push (professional wrestling)

  Breaking The Walls Down - Let's Talk About It
I am not saying that professional wrestlers are on steroids, what I am attempting to do is point out reasons why professional wrestlers may want to use steroids.
I personally believe it’s not as big a problem as it once was, but looking at professional wrestling as a whole, I believe it is at least worth investigating the subject.
While I admit professional wrestling has a fixed outcome, the use of an illegal substance must not be ignored.
www.lordsofpain.net /news/2005/articles/1111535183.php   (1221 words)

  Job (professional wrestling) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
As professional wrestling is scripted, inevitably a wrestler will be required to lose to an opponent.
A job may mark the end of a push, a mark of a loss of faith in the wrestler as a marketable commodity, or damage a wrestler's self-esteem.
Also, in World Championship Wrestling since 1994, the tendency of the Armstrong family (particularly Brad Armstrong) to lose matches was referred to as the "Armstrong curse".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Job_(professional_wrestling)   (547 words)

 Push (professional wrestling) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A push can also be based on a single major win against a major star (for example, Shelton Benjamin's 2004 winning streak over Triple H), and it is not uncommon for a push to be accompanied by a turn or a change in the wrestler's gimmick.
Chris Masters of World Wrestling Entertainment was met with apathy by the fans and received Go-Away Heat in the majority of his matches, but was still pushed to near Main Event status and maintained that push until his subsequent suspension for substance abuse.
Pushing and burying wrestlers can be seen as a worked version of the promotion and relegation system in team sports outside North America.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Push_(professional_wrestling)   (397 words)

 ipedia.com: Professional wrestling Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
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.
The vast majority of bleeding incidents in wrestling are real, and are typically induced by using hidden razor blades to cut oneself on the forehead; the act of cutting is known in the business and among fans as blading, and bleeding is known as juicing.
When professional wrestling moved to increasingly fixed matches around the early 1900's, there was still a strong push for most of the century to promote professional wrestling as being a legitimate sport; this movement is where the concept of kayfabe originated from.
www.ipedia.com /professional_wrestling.html   (1632 words)

 About Hardrock Wrestling
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.
The primary objective in folkstyle wrestling is to gain control of your opponent and to ultimately pin your opponent by holding your opponent with their back (both shoulder blades simultaneously) on the mat for a period of at least two seconds.
www.hardrockwrestling.com /ParentsGuideToYouthWrestling.htm   (6620 words)

 Backyard Wrestling: The Sincerest Form of Flattery
While the fan-base for Professional Wrestling is wide and encompassing of all ages and races, the subject material and subsequent broadcasts are intended to target white, adolescent, males.
The end of Backyard wrestling matches is usually a result of the fact that Backyard wrestling matches rarely take on the simple and straightforward one-on-one match format that is seen so regularly in professional wrestling.
Backyard Wrestling: This is a general term for the practice of amateur "professional"-style wrestling conducted without formal training and without the limitations of a league.
www.vinniethevole.com /Backyardwrestling.htm   (8619 words)

 Wrestling Spirit for PC Review - PC Wrestling Spirit Review
The absence of serious depth in Wrestling Spirit is offset by the entertainment value of role-playing as a muscle-bound freak who bashes people over the head with chairs for a living.
Calling Wrestling Spirit the best professional-wrestling management simulation available for the PC may seem like damning the game with faint praise, but this is one excellent sports sim regardless of the diminutive size of the genre.
You select a wrestling style from options that include a high-flying Mexican luchador, a technician, and a psychopath, and you tweak slider bars to set stats in such areas as charisma and wrestling fundamentals.
www.gamespot.com /pc/sim/wrestlingspirit/review.html   (1425 words)

 Wrestling Perspective: The Founding Father
One of the paradoxes of professional wrestling as we know it today was that it did not evolve from earlier forms.
In the new jargon of wrestling, a "program" was a series of bouts whose ultimate result was to build up a suitable opponent for the champ to meet when he came to town.
The wrestler to be built up would be receiving a "push." He would work the program with another well-heralded matman, well-regarded with the fans, so when the man to be pushed went over, the fans accepted it.
www.wrestlingperspective.com /foundingfather.html   (2939 words)

 Professional Wrestling's Rebirth
Pro wrestling, now a billion-dollar business, is huge at America's high schools, colleges, and universities.
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   (681 words)

 Professional Wrestling Games [Archive] - iDevGames - Community Forum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Wrestling games have always been more of a Street Fighter like game than a true-to-life wrestling match, and even the story modes (none in Raw, semi-okay one in Smackdown1-3) are still only mild and don't do the shows they are based on justice.
Wrestling is a soap opera of sorts, though I would like to see people on Days of our Lives do a Moonsault from the top turnbuckle and land on their feet.
To push a wrestler to a high status, and then suddenly stop using him, or trying to have him/her job to (lose to) some new wrestler, could result in that wrestler not wanting to work for you anymore.
www.idevgames.com /forum/archive/index.php/t-284.html   (3012 words)

 amy action women's wrestling
This was a huge boost for women's wrestling as the athletic commission had actually enforced a ban on women's matches in New York for a number of years in the 1960's and 1970's.
Vince however in the 1980's used popstar "Cyndi Lauper" as Wendi Richter's wrestling manager to push the women's division to the front of the storyline.
For the better part of that year and the next, Richter feuded with Moolah and her wrestling protégé, Lelani Kai who was billed as being from Hawaii.
www.amyaction.com /womenswrestlingamericawwfwendi.html   (708 words)

 World Wrestling Fanatix "Inferno"
Since the outcomes of wrestling matches are predetermined, losing a match is referred to as "doing the job" or "jobbing." If one of the wrestlers entering the ring is someone whom you've never heard of, it is good bet that he may be a jobber.
Prior to this, wrestling had been divided into various territories in different parts of the country; McMahon was the first to have a nationally recognized, and in fact globally recognized, wrestling company.
The WCW faction merged with a group of wrestlers from ECW in July to form "the Alliance." The Alliance continued to be a part of the WWF until it's demise at the Survivor Series in November 2001 when it was defeated by Team WWF in the main event.
www.angelfire.com /wrestling3/wwfinferno/terms.html   (1485 words)

 InterMat Wrestling: A Click Above The Rest
But now, one group is attempting to get the name professional wrestling into a place where they feel it belongs - with real wrestling.
The tour that Lehner is attempting to put together would parallel a professional golf or tennis tour, with a tournament bracketed format and money to the place winners.
They have been designed to add more excitement to the matches while also eliminating some of the complicated scoring of international styles of wrestling, which tend to generally be more exciting in public opinion.
www.intermatwrestle.com /pr/articles/ata.asp   (1274 words)

I think seeing as we are in the "age of smarter wrestling fans", we all know that the "heart failure" trip is usually a "prescription drug overdose".
No one just dies in their late 20's /early 30's, especially professional wrestlers who are arguably the most fit athletes in the world.
For years, all the wrestling world (and younger wrestling stars) talked about were how older guys like Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair were taking up the spotlight and holding them down.
www.1wrestling.com /news/newsline.asp?news=25266   (965 words)

 The Wrestling Guys OFFICIAL SITE!
This seems to be a popular question these days among fans of professional wrestling.
In an interview on the Wrestling Guys radio show (Wednesdays at 6pm on AM 910 WPFB), Koloff said he had little training and no time on the indy circuit when he made his debut with the NWA.
Everyone has their own opinions about the state of pro wrestling, but I have seen more than one down cycle in the business and it always comes back.
www.thewrestlingguys.com /camcolumn2.htm   (979 words)

 professional wrestling and the bible more a like than you might think
In professional wrestling this is called a push.
In professional wrestling a push is when a wrestler is promoted through interviews and or winning matches in order to get that wrestler "over" or to make him sweet.
An angle in professional wrestling is an event or series of events that is usually a confrontation between two or more wrestlers that intensifies a feud.
www.8bm.com /diatribes/volume02/010/194.htm   (1067 words)

 Obsessed With Wrestling   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
These memories are composed of my experiences as a young fan of the WWF during the late 80's and early 90's, when professional wrestling was innocent and being a fan simply required being a fan.
This era of pro wrestling created a fan-base that is rock solid, a fan base which has stuck with wrestling ever since.
But before I write about professional wrestling as it currently stands, I thought it would be best to write about professional wrestling as it once was.
www.obsessedwithwrestling.com /columns/misc/leeb01.html   (930 words)

 Professional Wrestling's Rebirth
Pro wrestling, now a billion-dollar business, is huge at America's high schools, colleges, and universities.
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.factmonster.com /spot/prowrestling1.html   (671 words)

 Professional Wrestling Online Museum - Spotlight on Tito Santana
Tito may have been destined for a future career in professional wrestling as played along side a number of future grappling greats including quarterback Tully Blanchard and offensive lineman Ted Dibiase.
After his football career stalled, he was persuaded to give professional wrestling a try.
He also wrestled in singles bouts in the AWA and in the southeast regions before returning to the WWF in 1983.
www.wrestlingmuseum.com /pages/bios/titosantana2.html   (850 words)

 SLAM! Sports - Wrestling - Ole Anderson offers insights and insults
It's the first book to cover all the bases in one binding, from wrestling to booking to promoting to the million-dollar corporations that battled for TV ratings in the last decade.
It may be missing the glitz or media push of a WWE book, but it offers substance until now never provided.
Wrestling with John Powell way back in 1996, and has been writing about pro wrestling since 1985.
slam.canoe.ca /Slam/Wrestling/2004/01/04/304268.html   (826 words)

 push - OneLook Dictionary Search
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 The Wrestling Channel | Sky Digital Channel 427   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Thus, ZERO-ONE became Hashimoto's baby, and he assembled a somewhat interesting roster of wrestlers to push forward his personal vision of professional wrestling.
The reason for this more westernised approach to running ZERO-ONE was likely due to Hashimoto's time spent wrestling in North America during the early days of his career.
So if unpretentious wrestling that is rich in diversity is your thing, ZERO1-MAX is the promotion for you.
www.thewrestlingchannel.tv /promotions.php?id=z1   (649 words)

 Extreme Championship Wrestling on Sci-Fi Channel. What? - TV Squad
According to a press release at their website the Sci-Fi Channel will be premiering a version of Extreme Championship Wrestling (passionately known as ECW) starting on June 13th.
It's fun to poke fun at pro wrestling, and this is certainly an odd choice for the Sci-Fi channel, but I would encourage everyone to not just dismiss the ECW outright.
Nothing against wrestling but if you're gonna have a channel named after a particular genre of programming then I'm of the opinion that's what it should show.
www.tvsquad.com /2006/06/09/extreme-championship-wrestling-on-sci-fi-channel-what   (2512 words)

 Soviet wrestlers mourn Ronald Reagan. By Dave McKenna - Slate Magazine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Pro wrestling has always been pro-xenophobia, with cartoonish foreigner types employed to goose the crowd into a patriotic frenzy.
His lack of wrestling experience—"I'd never even been in a ring before," he says—was trumped by the need for Russians.
Ivan Koloff, who, like Nikita, retired from wrestling in the early 1990s, says that the end of the Cold War "took the edge off" his character.
www.slate.com /id/2102264   (1272 words)

 Parents Guide to Youth Wrestling   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
World-class wrestlers utilize skills, strength and endurance developed over a lifetime of practice and hard work.
Success in wrestling depends most on acquired factors, and unlike most other sports, wrestling does not favor athletes of any particular height, size, weight, muscle type, race or social class, and does not rely on superior vision or hearing.
USA Wrestling supports and promotes amateur wrestling at all levels from youth programs to international and Olympic competition.
www.sterectory.org /wrestling/guide.html   (6695 words)

 Obsessed With Wrestling   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
On the mic, listening to Christian was a blessing as opposed to the monotonous promos from Triple H or the stale sex jokes from John Cena.
Christian was only there for like 3-4 months wrestling jobbers and all of a sudden he is world champion and declared the savior of TNA.
If you want to define a "WWE Reject" is someone with little skill, who got pushed to the moon over and over again to repetitive flat pushes, and then fired because of the l;lack of in ring skills or a gimmick.
www.obsessedwithwrestling.com /columns/misc/joel09.html   (3590 words)

 Wrestling Observer - headlines   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
For A.J. Styles, I wish you a consistent push as TNA’s top star.
completely losing the opportunity to perform in front of wrestling crowds.
Copyright © 2001 Live Audio Wrestling Inc. All Rights Reserved.
www.wrestlingobserver.com /wo/news/headlines/default.asp?aID=9259   (470 words)

 Amazon.com: Wrestling's One Ring Circus: The Death of the World Wrestling Federation: Books: Scott Keith   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Wrestling's One Ring Circus is a solid overview of the WWE's fall from grace to 2001 to 2003.
If you are at all interested in Vince McMahon's wrestling shows, then this book should be near the top of your reading list.
On another note, "Wrestlings' One Ring Circus" is indeed, nothing that you hav'nt seen on 411mania, but it offers plenty of insight to anyone else who has'nt visited that site into what a professional wrestling fan thinks regarding the product, think of the diversity it brings to the table.
www.amazon.com /Wrestling-One-Ring-Circus-Federation/dp/080652619X   (1460 words)

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