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  WAR - meaning of word
War is contrasted with peace, which is usually defined as the absence of war.
At the outbreak of World War I the writer Thomas Mann wrote, "Is not peace an element of civil corruption and war a purification, a liberation, an enormous hope?" This attitude was embraced by many societies from Sparta in Ancient Greece and the Ancient Rome to the fascist states of the 1930s.
Wars are a natural outgrowth of the free market and class system, and will not disappear until a world revolution occurs.
wordsonline.org /War   (7692 words)

 Yoshihiro Asai - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Asai debuted in New Japan Pro Wrestling in 1987, but left the promotion along with his mentor, Gran Hamada, to help form Hamada's Universal Lucha Libre promotion.
In 1999 a promotion named Toryumon opened, with the vast majority of the roster having been trained by Asai.
In 2002, Asai underwent another surgery to repair the damage done to his arm and returned to wrestling.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Yoshihiro_Asai   (481 words)

 WCW - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
WCW, or World Championship Wrestling, was a professional wrestling promotion that existed from 1988 to 2001.
At the end of a Nitro episode a few weeks later, he was joined by another former WWF wrestler in Kevin Nash, who set out a challenge to any three wrestlers on the WCW roster, against Hall, Nash, and their mystery partner.
Hogan, as a bad guy, leading the (fictional) nWo (or New World Order of Wrestling) faction in their attempt to "take over" WCW and run the WWF out of business was a compelling, original storyline.
www.encyclopedia-online.info /WCW   (1069 words)

 wrestling   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
This type of wrestling is bloodless, like wrestling for children, with very restrictive rules and a well pondered restrictive wrestling techniques in view of protecting the health of the wrestlers involved.
Part of traditional wrestling are also team competitions, competitions between men and women, between one man and two women, combination of boxing and whipping (Africa), wrestling on the snow naked to the waist (Eskimos, Yakutians) etc.
Ortopali wrestling was on the Olympic programme in 708 B.C. and Pancratium (wrestling with boxing allowed) in 648 B.C. Many other types of wrestling were also fostered, such as Acrochirismos (wrestling with fingers), Alendisiz (wrestling for training) and several other regional variants.
pigseye.kennesaw.edu /~mbirlik/wrestling.html   (725 words)

 Professional wrestling promotion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A professional wrestling promotion is a company or business that performs regular shows involving professional wrestling for monetary gain.
Currently, the only major wrestling organizations left in North America are World Wrestling Entertainment, the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA), Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) (a former NWA member that is still loosely linked to that organization), Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre and Asistencia Asesoría y Administración.
National Wrestling Alliance Australia (NWA Australia)* Now joined with Joint Promotions Pro Wrestling.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Professional_wrestling_promotion   (227 words)

 Los Angeles Business Journal: Wrestling school means business - Professional Wrestling Alliance - company profile
Ziarnowski is pinning his hopes on the Pacific Wrestling Alliance, a combination professional wrestling school and wrestling promotion business that he and professional wrestler Bill Anderson opened on June 1.
Looks are a big part of the appeal of wrestling, which has caught the fancy of a millions of fans who attend matches, watch it on TV, and buy dolls, videotapes and T-shirts featuring their favorite heroes and villains.
He says a wrestling promoter's license he obtained July 15 from the California Athletic Commission will help him do that, but the promoter's license by no means ensures success.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m5072/is_n32_v10/ai_7094513   (1486 words)

 The History of the Seattle Promotion
Televised wrestling made it so popular in the area that a whole troupe of promoters emerged, all running the area at the same time.
In 1957, he was able to contract with CBS Television in the Northwest to air a weekly wrestling show taped in Seattle that would be seen through all of Washington state and parts of Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, and parts of British Columbia.
Even with all the "clout", he still elected to book his talent out of the Portland office, but since he was running shows five nights a week, Portland had to double their staff and had sixteen boys on the payroll, instead of the usual eight.
www.1wrestlinglegends.com /column/dean-01.htm   (951 words)

 war - OneLook Dictionary Search
WAR : 1911 edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica [home, info]
Phrases that include war: cold war, man of war, tug of war, war game, portuguese man of war, more...
Words similar to war: warfare, waring, warless, warred, warring, conflict, state of war, struggle, more...
www.onelook.com /?w=war&ls=a   (398 words)

 Smash Wrestling - Interview with Tatanka ( WWF, Indy star )
I have been wrestling world wide for the last 2 years and doing awesome and have been known as the #1 talent asked for on indy's world wide.
Yes; we have had the biggest business in wrestling of all time but we have sacrificed what is most important our morals.
Wrestling will change and change soon because the fans are tired of the interviews and backstage dramas.
www.firetank.com /smashwrestling/interview-tatanka.shtml   (798 words)

 Wrestling Spirit for PC Review - PC Wrestling Spirit Review
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.
Instead of managing a wrestling organization like the WWE or TNA, you guide the career of a single worker trying to make his or her way in the world of sweaty behemoths and steroids.
This is wrestling, though, so the idea is both to win matches and entertain the crowd by whipping out moves that satisfy the audience and demolish the opposition.
www.gamespot.com /pc/sim/wrestlingspirit/review.html   (1418 words)

 LOPforums.com - The Springer Column: The Art of War
Years passed and while the WWE eventually won the Ratings War, several strategies were learned and implemented by all parties involved; however, more so by one man than anyone else, the one man who managed to survive the war, Vincent K. McMahon.
You see, Vincent K. McMahon is a brilliant businessman, a brilliant promoter, and a brilliant owner, he has seen the war that has began to brew among the WWE and TNA and he does intend to squash it.
Many of us thought the wrestling world was a better place when the big three of wrestling went head to head to head.
www.lopforums.com /showthread.php?t=6005   (2274 words)

 SoCal UNCENSORED - The Uncensored Voice in Southern California Pro Wrestling
In 2000 the IWC (who EWF also had a really heated war with, but that would cover so much space it will be saved for some future column) was unable to run a show due to complaints about the restrooms at their venue, that Jeff Hanula privately (and later publicly) took credit for.
A promotion war, or any kind of wrestling feud, is only beneficial when all the action is in the ring, and not on someone's doorstep.
And lastly, with women's wrestling really starting to pick up in SoCal (a year or two ago there was none at all, now there are women that are doing better than some of the guys) check out socalwow.com which is dedicated to the women of SoCal.
www.socaluncensored.com /columns/steve032103.htm   (2175 words)

 SoCal UNCENSORED Forums - .:A NEW beginning for Pro Wrestling WAR:.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
There were many who thought that I was a cancer within the company and that WAR would be a better wrestling promotion without me. I hope that’s truly the case because it would be great to see the company go on and live up to its’ full potential.
WAR is home to a lot of underrated local (and fly-in) talents like Charles Mercury, Markus Riot, Davey Richards, Joey EPIC, Tony Kozina, Bo Cooper, Biggie Biggz, and Jack Evans, to name just a few.
Worldwide WAR — As this was something that Gary had a major hand in, at this point in time it’s not something that’s feasible for us to do without him.
www.socaluncensored.com /board/showthread.php3?t=8989   (1613 words)

 Pro Wrestling Insider - Pro Wrestling News Inside & Out
It was to be the big leap that the promotion needed to finally cement it's place for the long term and become a major player in the professional wrestling game.
A number of independent promotions today owe their existence to ECW, as well as the promotion tactics of trying to create a fan base for the company and making that the draw instead of singular stars.
Extreme Championship Wrestling was a once in a lifetime experience, and I am not shy to admit I am blessed by having been a small part of it, as a fan and otherwise.
www.pwinsider.com /ViewArticle.asp?id=1809&p=1   (1314 words)

 SingaporeMoms - Parenting Encyclopedia - Heel (professional wrestling)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
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 extermely 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 Mexican wrestling, Americans are often portrayed as heels; the most hated tag team in lucha libre history, Los Gringos Locos, consisted of the Anglo Art Barr and Eddie Guerrero, a Mexican American from El Paso.
www.singaporemoms.com /parenting/Heel_(professional_wrestling)   (417 words)

 Total Extreme Wrestling 2004 for PC Review - PC Total Extreme Wrestling 2004 Review
Challenge varies depending on which promotion you join, as things are a lot easier with access to the BHOTWG's $15 million bank account than they are with the 4C's paltry $60,000.
They also wrestle according to one of nine different style portrayals, ranging from the blood-and-guts garbage to pure wrestling to a combination of just about everything.
For instance, running a Lucha promotion in Mexico requires wrestlers who are skilled in wrestling basics and high-flying so that they can pull off the requisite acrobatic feats.
www.gamespot.com /pc/sports/totalextremewarfare/review.html   (1289 words)

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No other wrestling promotion, in the long history of the game, before or since, ever attempted weekly shows in a major-league baseball park – but Turner did it practically every summer during the halcyon days of the 1930s.
Solie served as host for Georgia Championship Wrestling on TBS -- which was the top-rated show during the early years of cable television in the late 1970s and early 1980s -- and promotions based in Alabama and Puerto Rico.
Wrestling Friday night, Rhodes was subdued, reflective on his experiences with Solie in Championship Wrestling from Florida, and later in the Crockett's NWA / WCW circuit.
www.wrestlingclassics.com /wawli/Nos.763-767.htm   (16829 words)

 Maryland Championship Wrestling
Collectively known as Team 3D, they have been Tag Team Champions in every promotion but the one set of titles that have eluded them their entire careers are the NWA World Tag Team Championships.
Since their arrival in TNA Wrestling, Team 3D have made one thing clear – the tag team gold is what they want.
Certainly, with little settled between both sides, the war between Team 3D and The James Gang is far from over in TNA Wrestling.
www.marylandwrestling.com /profiles_team3d.html   (192 words)

 AlterNet: War on Iraq: Bush and the Neocon's 'Surge' to Nowhere
Now that the Iraq war is the centerpiece of his legacy as president (he has done nothing else that would distinguish his accomplishments in office), he wishes to have history see that he made a brilliant decision despite all the naysayers and doubters.
War costs and national debt as a means of transfering wealth to the privilaged controlling class on the transnational level is no different than 'privitization' and 'public/private patnerships' and new bankruptcy laws and usury rates for credit card rates on the national front.
The war on Iraq is shaping up as such a disaster for the empire that it can no longer be tolerated by our rulers in its present form.
www.alternet.org /waroniraq/46277   (9077 words)

 Professional Wrestling Online Museum - Ring Chronicle Hall of Fame Inductee - The Fabulous Freebirds
It was at this time that The Freebirds (who had not yet added Buddy Roberts to the team) started a bitter war with JYD...so bitter that it resulted in the Freebirds "blinding" JYD with an abrasive powder.
Wrestling IandII and The Assassins were in the middle of a bitter, bloody, and long-running feud in the N.W.A.'s Georgia Championship Wrestling.
When the Global Wrestling Federation began broadcasting their daily ESPN TV show from The Sportatorium, which was site of so many classic Freebird-Von Erich matches, it seemed only natural that The Freebirds show up in the GWF.
www.wrestlingmuseum.com /pages/bios/halloffame/freebirdbio.html   (2319 words)

 Wrestling News
This wrestling promotion will differ from other non-European promotions because they'll use the European and boxing rounds system.
All Pro Wrestling will be running regular live shows every 3 to 4 weeks out of their gymnasium.
Strictly rumor: EMLL strong-armed Vampiro and all I've heard is that his appearance at ECW is a no-go and this was caused by the jump of Vampiro to Promell.
www.allprowrestling.com /misc/10years/cybersports/news.html   (801 words)

 TheDDT.com - Your Alternative Pro Wrestling News & Opinions Site   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Ignoring the blatant irony of the WWE saying "You Wouldn't Understand" in their promotion of an ECW show, some of the pictures being used for the campaign include Spike Dudley flying into a crowd, Tommy Dreamer bloodied and handcuffed to the ring ropes, and Lance Storm pulling Francine off Dawn Marie.
War Games returned last night in Colombus, GA featuring Team Rhodes vs Team Blanchard...and neither Dusty nor Tully were to be seen.
The promotion recently ran a show with only 50 fans in attendance, and this week announced that they entirely canceled both shows planned for the last weekend.
www.theddt.com /viewnews.cgi?category=1&id=1117500432   (3428 words)

 The History of Professional Wrestling
In 1943, pro wrestling gradually made a comeback with several promoters trying to find their niche in the area.
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)

 World Wrestling Insanity...DOT COM!
The documentary then follows wrestling to the "Attitude" era of the WWF all the way to the WWF regaining their ground and the fall of WCW, which in turn, made it easy for Vince McMahon to purchase his own competition.
As the DVD follows the Monday Night War timeline, these interviews give an inside look to what the head people in the companies were thinking and doing, as well as how the wrestlers were reacting.
I don't think wrestling will ever become as big as it was during this time because the competition and constant talent jumping made both shows exciting to watch.
www.worldwrestlinginsanity.com /mnwpw.htm   (570 words)

 Extreme Championship Wrestling at Tyndall Armory
The people who went to the wrestling card would have been disappointed if they had seen costumed clowns and acrobats - but that circus spirit was there in the old armory.
This author grew up with Championship Wrestling on fl and white TV (along with the animated cartoons that led the author to enjoy anime and manga as an adult).
From what I understand, the roots of pro wrestling don't come from sport but from the old traditions of vaudeville and the traveling carnival, something that died out when TV took over this country in the years after World War II.
www.fansview.com /racing/010498.htm   (659 words)

 New York Wrestling
By joining USA Wrestling today helps maximize the potential of fulfilling the dreams of wrestlers who compete at the highest level of wrestling at state, regional and national competition.
The Dollamur wrestling mat was Donated by the family and has John's accomplishments imprinted inside the Olympic rings of the two Championships he won in 1988 and 1992 in addition to 4 world championships.
Binghamton Wrestling enters a new era of wrestling hosting its home opener with 800 loyal fans many of whom were instrumental in helping Screen Actor and Binghamton Wrestling Alum Billy Baldwin launch a crusade that reached throughout the entire Unites States to restore Binghamton Wrestling.
www.nywrestling.com /newmain.htm   (5656 words)

 EJMAS reviews page.
The surviving followers of Shoto’s way after the war, and their subsequent transition from warriors to formulators, defenders and ambassadors of the Empty Hand art are treated extensively.
The training is their ticket to promotion, and they treat it as a thing to be endured.
Following World War II, the author adapted these traditional techniques into an effective modern close combat system, and his experience is obvious in the selection of techniques shown in the book.
www.ejmas.com /ejmasreviews.htm   (19161 words)

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