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  Work (professional wrestling) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In professional wrestling, a work is slang for a staged event (that is, one that enforces kayfabe).
As pro wrestling is staged, virtually everything that is seen during house shows or on televised shows is "a work", also referred to as "scripted" or "fixed." When a non-fan expresses the common "pro wrestling is fake" sentiment, they are referring to its nature as a work.
Professional wrestlers generally avoid "shoots" at all costs, due to the high probability of sustaining injury, and also because audiences of professional wrestlers generally prefer the exaggerated and theatrical antics of pro wrestling to the calculated striking and grappling of MMA.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Work_(professional_wrestling)   (234 words)

 Work - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Work (thermodynamics), a measure of the amount of mechanical work that can be extracted from a system as determined, typically, via free energy calculations
Work (project management), the effort applied to produce a deliverable or accomplish a task
Work (professional wrestling), a staged event – that is, one that enforces kayfabe; the term originates from "working a crowd"
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Work   (232 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 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the earlier parts of the 20th Century, "professional wrestling" was at times just that, a professional contest of amateur-style wrestlers competing for a purse with a league structure similar to professional boxing.
Professional wrestling is "simulated" in the sense that the outcomes are predetermined, and their effects upon the opponent exaggerated.
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   (2469 words)

 work - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about work
Work should not be confused with energy (the capacity to do work, which is also measured in joules) or with power (the rate of doing work, measured in joules per second).
Work is equal to the product of the force used and the distance moved by the object in the direction of that force.
In the evening he cut out the work, and went to bed early, that he might get up and begin betimes next day; but he was saved all the trouble, for when he got up in the morning the work was done ready to his hand.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /work   (273 words)

 Professional wrestling   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Professional wrestling is a form of performance entertainment where the participants engage in simulated sporting matches.
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 (professional wrestling)blading'', and bleeding is known as ''juicing (professional wrestling)juicing/''.
While professional wrestling moved increasingly to fixed matches around the early 1900s, 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.
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 Professional Wrestling   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Professional wrestling is a sport, perhaps the most perfect sport there is. As such, I have always thought that professional wrestling should be in the Olympics.
Professional wrestling should be in the Olympics, not only because it is a sport, not only because of how easy it is to implement, but because of the benefits it would bring to the Games.
Wrestling is also a unique sport in that all different kinds of conditioning are required to be successful.
www22.brinkster.com /thebrakshow/archives/articles/31.html   (2217 words)

 Professional Wrestling
All that said, pro wrestling is a "work" (one of many colorful and mega-hip "insider" wrestling terms which shall be employed liberally throughout this article).
A "work" is a piece of entertainment disguised as a wrestling match, in which the outcome (and usually some elements within the match) have been predetermined by professional writers.
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)

 Professional Wrestling
Professional wrestling is often seen as a suspect sport and marginal entertainment.
A close-up view of a group of wrestlers as they work out, get their faces pushed to the mat as part of their initiation into the fraternity of the ring, and the dream of stardom follows.
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)

 PsychoNoble - Professional Wrestling   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Professional Wrestling is just as athletic a sport as any.
But I’ll leave that subject with one more thought of mine: If you do not consider Professional Wrestling a sport, then you do not consider ice skating, X-Games, or any other “sport” that does not require one team to either score points on or cross a line first to be a sport.
For those of you who are unaware, and most likely ignorant of everything that Professional Wrestling is about, the wrestlers themselves work together to put on as good a match as they know how in the amount of time given.
www22.brinkster.com /thebrakshow/archives/articles/1.html   (908 words)

 Anthro 254 | Professional wrestling   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Takarazuka and pro wrestling are showy dream worlds, and attract passionate fans, a few of whom actually want to, try to, and are let in to be part of the dream "to be something, to be noticed." But once inside, they realize that front-stage back stage differences are profound.
Professional wrestling is not a sport but a sporting spectacle.
And wrestling fans are divided between the naïve, who hold the contests to be real, and the sophisticates, who appreciate the gaudy drama and the violent action while winking knowingly at the choreographic results.
classes.yale.edu /02-03/anth254a/lectures/outline_4_5.htm   (291 words)

 Howstuffworks "How Pro Wrestling Works"
The Roman Empire adopted elements of Greek wrestling with an emphasis on brute strength.
Wrestling does have rules, which we'll explain in more detail in the Rules of Wrestling section.
Instead, writers work on plots and storylines well in advance, and every match is another chapter in the story.
entertainment.howstuffworks.com /pro-wrestling.htm   (618 words)

 The Wrestling Glossary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
This is not intended to be a list of technical wrestling terms but is, rather, intended to shed light on some of the more arcane terms used in the business.
a wrestling "plot" which may involve only one match or may continue over several matches for some time; the reason behind a feud or a turn.
The wrestling audience in the building said to be composed of marks.
www.wrestlingmuseum.com /pages/resources/glossary.html   (682 words)

 Cultural Politics and Professional Wrestling
As professional wrestling enjoys extraordinary success today with the public, scholars of popular culture are left to explain its appeal.
Wrestling promoters generally, and Vince McMahon specifically, have gone to great lengths to promote a new rebellious image and to break down the old standard of a pure, undefiled good, versus a malicious, unrepentant evil.
Despite the changes, however, many of the central themes in professional wrestling are not brand new at all, but they draw from the rhetoric and symbolism of the political arena over the last two decades.
pcasacas.org /SPC/spcissues/21.3/may.htm   (4442 words)

 Professional Wrestling Commentary
Wrestling magazines do have the problem of becoming outdated so quickly seeing that things are constantly happening each and every week on tv, but this magazine is pretty good.
The fact will always remain that she was the most popular female in pro wrestling's history, and for that, she will always be somewhat of an icon, legend, whatever you want to call it.
When you see him being interviewed (and he always seems to be on some show), the reporters are always trying to get him to say different things, but they don't realize he is just going to tell the truth and they don't need to be so sneaky with their questions.
pubpages.unh.edu /~gwd/commentary4.html   (4370 words)

 Biography of Mud Wrestling   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
But there wasn't much work in L.A. I even applied to the Fabulous Moolah's school, but she was in South Carolina, and I had a child to worry about.
It was very difficult to find a woman to wrestle me, and by this time very few men would be brave enough to be humiliated in public.
I have hundreds of pictures of all my gorgeous, muscular, and aggressive wrestling girl friends in the mud, oil, whipped cream, cat fights, and etc. No one has seen my private collection before and they will soon be available for the library.
www.queenkong.com /mud-bio.htm   (616 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..
1wrestlinglegends.com /crowbarpress/history   (1029 words)

 Amazon.com: Professional Wrestling: Sport and Spectacle (Performance Studies Series): Books: Sharon Mazer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
She points out that wrestling relies on the display on male bodies in extravagant costumes and almost naked.
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   (2107 words)

 Ten Questions With . . .
I hate those and those are the kinds of shows that give professional wrestling a bad name.
You become a family because you're wrestling, traveling, eating, working out together all the time and you become a family.
Professional wrestling will be hot once again and I hope things will go back to the old ways.
www.wrestlingclothesline.com /AdamEvans.htm   (559 words)

 Valets Professional Wrestling Sports
"what we have to do is rely on board members to be ethical and professional and tend to their business accordingly..
Before the crash, I was a professional volleyball player in the first division...
The wine service here, in general, is more professional than you'd find at some of the new-style steakhouses.
www.iaswww.com /ODP/Sports/Wrestling/Professional/Valets   (356 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)

 The State News - www.statenews.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Wolf was one of the fight style designers who worked on “The Lord of the Rings” films.
Wolf, who is from New Zealand, said his acting and performance experience in his younger years now helps him interact with actors in his behind-the-scenes work.
He said his former professional wrestler status even helps his performance concepts.
www.statenews.com /article.phtml?pk=19614   (527 words)

 Open Directory - Sports:Wrestling:Professional   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
This category is for all sites related to professional wrestling, with the exception of Shopping sites which should be submitted to Shopping: Sports: Pro_Wrestling.
Sports Entertainment (Professional Wrestling) has a huge following on the internet, and there are many web sites dedicated to giving daily and weekly news on what is going on in and out of the ring.
The term "puroresu" is an abbreviation of "purofesshonaru resuringu (professional wrestling in Japanese tongue)" and was made famous by Hisaharu Tanabe to the English-speaking audience around 1990 in order to distinguish between the Japanese style and its American counterpart.
dmoz.org /Sports/Wrestling/Professional/desc.html   (943 words)

 Professional Wrestling Commentary
I don't think many fans in wrestling crowds are thinking about the "art" of what she does, or that she is a strong, successful woman.
I do not know much about Goldberg, or his wrestling past, but based on what he has accomplished this year I think he is deserving of this title.
Like the WWF sometimes, we lose interest and wrestling losses it's excitement when people are going back and forth every week, turning on this one this week and next week helping him out in a match.
pubpages.unh.edu /~gwd/commentary3.html   (6411 words)

 Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
I can't express to you what an honor it was to meet and speak with the heroes (and villains) of my youth at the Induction Dinner.
As a child of the 50's and 60's, I watched many of these legends wrestling in their prime.
It is a wonderful collection which invoked so many memories (especially of wrestlers and managers no longer with us.) The museum is evidence of a great deal of work, love and respect for Professional Wrestling.
www.pwhf.org /news/2005/fanletter.asp   (289 words)

 Intergalactic Professional Wrestling   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
There also might be some off-loading of work to one or two people who have expressed interest in doing so.
I didn't like the idea of giving out options that invalidated JC's work on the three cards he ran with things under his control.
I didn't want to hear complaints about changes to stables and characters and belts that had occurred on the running of things here at work.
www.mephit.net /igpw/rules.shtml   (440 words)

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