Some view professional wrestling as the apocalyptic adult of good vs.

Inheritor of a grand tradition that goes back to the great George Steadman in the 19th century.

How Good in the Ring: His ability to adapt his style to his opponent made him stand out among his peers.

Drawing Power: Better in Canada, Japan and Europe than the U.S., where he toiled in the AWA.

Mainstream Status: Held in great esteem in Japan.

Phantom Comments: One of the true hookers in the game.

Professional Success: Known forever as the wrestler who injured Riki Choshu with a shoot kick.

At that age, I took wrestling for what it was.

Smorol said the entire wrestling setup will be assembled and then removed on the day of the event.

Professional wrestling has changed drastically over the years.

Importance in History: Made the Junior Heavyweight title a force in the world of wrestling and struck a blow for lighter-weight wrestlers, especially in this country.

How Good in the Ring: One of the very best.

Think what you will about wrestling fans.


Professional Success: Best of the masked men in terms of ring success and ability.

Importance in History: Gave a respect to a masked wrestler not seen before in the U.S.

One major reason is that I grew up watching pro-wrestling on television.

The first style of wrestling is Folkstyle....

In this week's readings I found more depth to the ideas behind structuralism that my previous exposures, especially when looking to Roland Barthes' "The World of Wrestling" from his collection Mythologies.

A few days later he was arrested and was subsequently convicted.

Stereotypes of this magnitude are partially to blame for the mainstream media looking at professional wrestling with a condescending eye and, as such, making a mockery of it....

Request from the staff member for a self-assessment.

However, turning to positives, the outreach from the wrestling community has been incredible. I’m overwhelmed with how much love I feel right now from friends, fans, and people I have yet to meet in this amazing business. We are a family and we protect our own. If you violate that, you are not welcome here.

How Good in the Ring: Fantastic until he actually had to wrestle.

"The World of Wrestling" provided ample insight into how the structuralist idea of difference plays into deriving meaning (or meanings) from literature in innumerable ways, especially in how the reception of specific mythemes and signifiers evoke structurally conditioned responses from...

Do we begin with wrestling ability?

Wrestlers do not show up to work every day trying to do all they can to win; they show up to work trying to do all they can to do their job, which is entertain the fans.

It is from this prehistoric way of life that wrestling was created.

A shoot arm injury might’ve been acceptable in wrestling’s carny days, but in 2017 people were pissed. Uproxx who called Sexy Star out on Twitter, with Ring of Honor champ Cody Rhodes that Star will “never set foot in one of my locker rooms.” WrestleCade, a convention set for North Carolina in November, .

Wrestling was one of the first sports in the Olympics....

At last check in July, indie wrestler the “Progressive Liberal” Daniel Richards won his match against a Trump supporter but . A couple of weeks later at Dukes Fest, a Dukes of Hazzard-themed festival in Virginia, Richards wrestled again and used the Confederate flag as a prop, to the vocal displeasure of the audience.