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    I separate my life into two parts: before professional wrestling and after professional wrestling. It sounds ridiculous but professional wrestling has made me the person I am today. I started watching wrestling when I was about nine years old. Before that time and up to that time, I had no friends. Literally, no one I knew I would have considered a friend. It wasn't for a lack of trying on my part, maybe it was because of a lack of social skills. I was the fat kid in class. I wasn't the only fat kid, but I was THE fat kid. I was like the Mississippi of fat kids. All the other fat kids were like Alabama and Arkansas fat. They were fat but at least they weren't Mississippi fat. I got beat up a lot in school at that time, got bullied a lot as well. I ate lunch by…

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    Between the Ropes: Exploring the World of Professional Wrestling Introduction It is not a secret that professional wrestling is like a theatrical play, but it does not diminish its spectacle, melodrama, and theatrical aspects. If people know professional wrestling is not really a sport, then: What is professional wrestling and why is it so interesting to its fans? How is gender, race, and class characterized in and formed by professional wrestling? In which methods does professional wrestling…

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    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…

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    focused on the booking “Does it Draw?” and “What’s Good For the Business is Good For…” Matysik begins with the significant problem so many fantasy bookers will ignore in professional wrestling storylines: It is one thing to plan out a series of events and matches, It is quite another to get all the talent to go along with them perfectly. (Matysik, 123-124) Matysik hints on the ups and downs of the professional wrestling business and how Muchnick could use them to build…

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    facets of popular culture become somewhat like wrestling: a stage-managed reality in which scripted storylines bleed spontaneously into actual events, with the fuzzy line between fact and fiction seeming to intensify, not diminish, the viewer’s obsession with the melodrama. The modern media landscape is scattered with reality shows that viewers know that are not real; that basically, is professional wrestling. In the same vein as soap operas, melodrama can be established in abundance within…

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    The attraction of professional wrestling. Professional wrestling is half theater, half stee chair shots to the head. Professional wrestling may never be commonly understood. Each adult admirer of professional wrestling has encountered those people who turn their heads and ask, “You do know it’s fake, right?” “I don’t care. I love the pageantry, the athleticism, even the incredibly cheesy acting. I look at wrestling as theater at it 's most base, and guess what? So do most of the fans. We know…

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    George Wagner Essay

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    In the mid 1940’s to the late ’50s, when television was in its infancy, there was a man that proved network television could be a success due to the outlandishness of a character. George Wagner was a professional wrestler back then, which later became known as a golden era, during a time when kayfabe was alive and well (For those who don’t know wrestling terms, kayfabe essentially means that nobody knew professional wrestling was pre-determined). But when Wagner adopted his in-ring persona of…

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    “We have some of the best medical people in the world that work for us. Our wellness policy, our concussion programming, our protocols — I’ll put them up there against any on the planet. That is a new science in a way, too.” A quote from Triple H WWE’s Executive Vice President of Talent said to The Wrap. WWE pays for all in-ring related injuries and any associated rehabilitation. Additionally, WWE leads the entertainment industry with its Talent Wellness Program, which is administered…

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    “Wrestling is ballet with violence,” said by Jesse Ventura .Wrestling can be a scary thing but if you put 110% effort into it you will be able to accomplish so much in school.I did it because it was an amazing experience for all the kids who did it. It really helped me do well in the things that I wanted to do good in. Wrestling has really influenced me in my life. It has made me become a harder worker, it has also made me be better at time management. Wrestling can be really hard and if you…

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    All my summers during my High School career, starting my freshmen year in 2011, have usually all been about working, working and working. But most importantly, I’ve always dedicated half of my summers to wrestling camps. Wrestling is a big deal for me and my family. It all started with my god-father wrestling in High School and his brothers. In my culture and religion, your first god parents which are your baptism godparents, are like your second parents. I grew up looking up to my godfather…

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