The Wwe Promotion Essay

2044 Words Nov 28th, 2016 9 Pages
Shally and Katz express struggles common to men such as good vs. evil, power vs. submissiveness, and work vs. ownership. Gender, like race and class, is a part of professional wrestling. Professional wrestling leaves little surprise that boys to act act masculine. As Katz says, “we get a very traditional and very conservative version of masculinity represented as an ideal of physical strength, the ability to control and scare other people, to intimidate, and especially to not back away from confrontation. In fact, real men of the WWE invite confrontation and conflict.”
Famous professional wrestlers like The Undertaker, Edge, and Triple H vie for grandeur through ruthless aggression and all-out mayhem. The WWE promotion is a primetime example of masculinity and an integrated marketing combining with television, live events, film, the internet in 2007 made $500 million. Wrestling with Manhood shows how ‘entertainment’ is connected to sexual assault, homophobia, and relationship violence. As Jhally says, “You know it’s really difficult to get people to take professional wrestling seriously. Whenever I say that I’m working on this project on wrestling, people start smiling and laughing, almost as if to say how can you take this stuff so seriously. It’s so obviously fake, and so juvenile that you can’t spend any serious time analyzing it.” Katz says, “There’s no question that professional wrestling is phenomenally popular especially with young men... In it’s advertising in the…

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