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    Brad Manning’s essay, “Arm Wrestling with My Father,” gives details and insight into Manning’s complex relationship with his father, and forces the reader to relate it to their own experiences. The essay begins with Manning and his father, hands locked together, in the middle of an intense arm wrestling match. However, even though Manning fought to defeat his father in the battle, he was easily overpowered by him and his hand was forced to the carpet. Upset over his loss, Manning was, “Too bitter to smile,” (Manning 138), while his father simply laughs at him and smiles. Throughout his essay, Manning uses arm wrestling matches between him and his father to portray the relationship that he shared with his father. His relationship is described as being much more physical rather than verbal, as Manning and his father often communicated with each other through physical actions rather than words. The short bouts of arm wrestling between Manning and his father are also used to help show how their relationship evolved as they both grew older. When Manning was a child, he enjoyed facing his…

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    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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    separately, let alone all in one wrestling practice. If you asked me in middle school how I would look back on my wrestling days, and how those days would develop me over the years, I would have shrugged. That’s a confusing question, I can’t see the future, and who are you to be asking the questions, huh? If you instead asked me now, hypothetically interested reader, how I think wrestling affected me, (besides the obvious brain damage) I would have a different answer. I showed up to practice…

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    What is wrestling? When most people think of wrestling, the first thing that comes to their mind is the fake “professional” wrestling you see on television with the goofy costumes, silly names and the use of props. Well, the real sport of wrestling dates back to before the first olympic games were held back in ancient Greece in 776 B.C. The sport of wrestling was actually the sport that started the great thing today that we call the olympics. Wrestling has many components that people would not…

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Stone Cold Research Paper

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    “You can have a wrestling idea, but you need these momentum shifting moves.. We had the Hulkamania movement, then it shifted to the beer drinking, Stone Cold era. We reinvented the business with becoming the bad guy. What’s the next level?” (“Hulk Hogan’s Quotes”). This quote by former WWE wrestler Hulk Hogan illustrates the change of the wrestling industry. A man who was the accelerant to that change was “Stone Cold” Steve Austin. Born in Austin Texas, Steve grew up in a low income family. He…

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    Cm Punk Essay

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    Was it a case of art imitating real life or did the WWE give former WWE wrestler CM Punk the raspberry by mocking him at the Backlash pay-per-view event this past Sunday? It's no secret that the WWE and former wrestling superstar and World Champion CM Punk have been at odds over several issues. In fact, he is still sitting on the sidelines awaiting a ruling related to a defamation lawsuit brought against him by WWE physician Chris Amann. After leaving the organization amid all the controversy,…

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