Performance and Professional Wrestling

Performance and Professional Wrestling is the first edited volume to consider professional wrestling explicitly from the vantage point of theatre and performance studies.

Performance and Professional Wrestling

Author: Broderick Chow

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317385071

Page: 226

View: 318

Performance and Professional Wrestling is the first edited volume to consider professional wrestling explicitly from the vantage point of theatre and performance studies. Moving beyond simply noting its performative qualities or reading it via other performance genres, this collection of essays offers a complete critical reassessment of the popular sport. Topics such as the suspension of disbelief, simulation, silence and speech, physical culture, and the performance of pain within the squared circle are explored in relation to professional wrestling, with work by both scholars and practitioners grouped into seven short sections: Audience Circulation Lucha Gender Queerness Bodies Race A significant re-reading of wrestling as a performing art, Performance and Professional Wrestling makes essential reading for scholars and students intrigued by this uniquely theatrical sport.

Professional Wrestling

This scarce antiquarian book is a selection from Kessinger Publishing's Legacy Reprint Series.

Professional Wrestling

Author: Ed Wallace Smith

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781167180606

Page: 104

View: 734

This scarce antiquarian book is a selection from Kessinger Publishing's Legacy Reprint Series. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment to protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature. Kessinger Publishing is the place to find hundreds of thousands of rare and hard-to-find books with something of interest for everyone!

Professional Wrestling

Also the book explores professional wrestling's carnivalesque presentation of masculinities and the question of the "real" and the "fake" as the fans themselves confront it. 30 photos.

Professional Wrestling

Author: Sharon Mazer

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1578060214

Page: 191

View: 271

Author Sharon Mazer looks at the world of professional wrestling both from the fan's-eye-view and from the wrestlers' gym. It begins with how performances are constructed and sold to spectators. Also the book explores professional wrestling's carnivalesque presentation of masculinities and the question of the "real" and the "fake" as the fans themselves confront it. 30 photos.

The Kids Guide to Pro Wrestling

"Describes the ins and outs of professional wrestling, including history, gimmicks, and famous wrestlers"--Provided by publisher.

The Kids  Guide to Pro Wrestling

Author: Sean Price

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1429660082

Page: 32

View: 135

"Describes the ins and outs of professional wrestling, including history, gimmicks, and famous wrestlers"--Provided by publisher.

Professional Wrestling

Don't let your little boys watch [professional wrestling] or do so at grave risk."
Critics argue that teenagers exposed to the violence of pro wrestling week after
week become desensitized to violence. Pro wrestlers are glamorous, critics claim
, ...

Professional Wrestling

Author: Louise Gerdes

Publisher: Greenhaven Press, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780737708141

Page: 79

View: 289

Presents a collection of essays offering varying viewpoints on professional wrestling, discussing its impact on society and its growing popularity.

Professional Wrestling

Wrestling,. Steroids,. and. Death. The. March 2008 issue of Sports Illustrated
features the article “The Godfather.” In it, authors L.Jon Wertheim and David
Epstein discuss the career ofTony Fitton. A former British powerlifter, Fitton
claimed to ...

Professional Wrestling

Author: Jeri Freedman

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1435853059

Page: 48

View: 243

Describes the use of steroids in pro wrestling and its negative impact on wrestlers and their sport.

Wwe

WWE's evolution from professional wrestling promotion to media empire has
understandably led to considerable consternation within professional wrestling
fan communities. Fans perceive that WWE is embarrassed to be synonymous
with ...

 Wwe

Author: Dru Jeffries

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253044944

Page: 232

View: 995

The millions of fans who watch World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) programs each year are well aware of their role in building the narrative of the sport. #WWE: Professional Wrestling in the Digital Age explores the intersections between media, technology, and fandom in WWE's contemporary programming and business practices. In the Reality Era of WWE (2011 to the present), wrestling narratives have increasingly drawn on real-life personalities and events that stretch beyond the story-world created and maintained by WWE. At the same time, the internet and fandom have a greater influence on the company than ever before. By examining various sites of struggle and negotiation between WWE executives and in-ring performers, between the product and its fans, and between the company and the rest of the wrestling industry, the contributors to this volume highlight the role of various media platforms in shaping and disseminating WWE narratives. Treating the company and its product not merely as sports entertainment, but also as a brand, an employer, a company, a content producer, and an object of fandom, #WWE conceptualizes the evolution of professional wrestling's most successful company in the digital era.

The Encyclopedia of Professional Wrestling

Some say Hogan played rough because earlier , Belzer called wrestling fake
during their interview together . NTT The notion of exposing the business , or
admitting that pro wrestling had predetermined outcomes , was a mortal sin in a ...

The Encyclopedia of Professional Wrestling

Author: Kristian Pope

Publisher: Krause Publications Incorporated

ISBN:

Page: 256

View: 801

The second edition of this entertaining retrospective of professional wrestling features one thousand new photographs as well as coverage of more than five hundred wrestlers, highlighting ring names, aliases, career highlights, and best matches, as well as famous matches by Andy Kaufman, Muhammed Ali, and others. Original.

The History of Professional Wrestling

Bill Ludwig beat Pvt . Lupe D. Sesanto Professional wrestling was a big draw in
Tampa , Florida for many years . With the advent of World War II , many of the
wrestlers were drafted and shipped overseas or assigned to duty on bases in the
 ...

The History of Professional Wrestling

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page:

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Boys Life

Television's professional "wrestlers" get to rest during their scripted commercial
breaks. Not so ... Most kids have grown up watching wrestling characters such as
Hulk Hogan and Bill Goldberg and seeing such stunts as the "pile-driver" and the
 ...

Boys  Life

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 68

View: 443

Boys' Life is the official youth magazine for the Boy Scouts of America. Published since 1911, it contains a proven mix of news, nature, sports, history, fiction, science, comics, and Scouting.

Tuff Stuff Professional Wrestling Field Guide

Introduction upside the head. The journalist was left with permanent ear damage
for questioning the reality of wrestling. Apparently, being part of the media
covering professional wrestling can be a serious hazard to one's well being. That
fact ...

Tuff Stuff Professional Wrestling Field Guide

Author: Kristian Pope

Publisher: Krause Publications

ISBN: 9780896892675

Page: 512

View: 585

In "no-holds barred" style, Warman's Professional Wrestling Field Guide delivers all the characters, feuds and gimmicks of this insanely popular form of entertainment! &break;&break;This historical guide gives collectors, historians and starry-eyed fans unmatched insight into more than 100 years of colorful and quirky monsters of the mat! Fans of Stangler Lewis, Killer Kowalski, Terry Funk, Hulk Hogan, Randy Savage, Andre the Giant, The rock and former wrestler-turned-Governor Jesse Ventura, will find detailed histories of their favorites, and more than 400 profile and action photos in this book. &break;&break;From tag teams and family feuds, to historic moments and manager mayhem, this top-of-the-line guide is for anyone who knows the first thing about a pile driver!

Black Stars of Professional Wrestling

Professional wrestling flows through the blood of Rocky Maivia . The third
generation wrestling champ is the son of Rocky Johnson and grandson of the
late High Chief Peter Maivia . Hence his ring name . “ The Rock , " as he is
commonly ...

Black Stars of Professional Wrestling

Author: Julian L. D. Shabazz

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 146

View: 272

Featuring over 150 photos and biographies, this handy, behind-the-scenes collection tells the stories of black professional wrestlers, from the late 19th century to the present.

Meet the Stars of Professional Wrestling

Fans love to follow the twisting , turning , complicated plots , the feuds y between
wrestlers , the battles between brothers , the surprising comic performances - the
show business of it all . And make no mistake : Professional wrestling is a ...

Meet the Stars of Professional Wrestling

Author: James Preller

Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780439216296

Page: 48

View: 230

Profiles some of WWF's and WCW's hottest stars, such as The Rock and Mankind.

Professional Wrestling Sport and Spectacle

“REAL” WRESTLING 1. “The Doggie Doggie World of Professional Wrestling,”
Drama Review 34, no. 4 (T128) (Winter 1990); this original essay serves as the
foundation stone for, and much of it has been integrated into, this book. Also: “In ...

Professional Wrestling  Sport and Spectacle

Author: Mazer, Sharon

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781604736557

Page:

View: 934

Legends of Pro Wrestling

Details the lives and careers of the best professional wrestling figures of the last one hundred fifty years, including Bruno Sammartino, The Undertaker, and John Cena.

Legends of Pro Wrestling

Author: Tim Hornbaker

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1613210752

Page: 560

View: 344

Details the lives and careers of the best professional wrestling figures of the last one hundred fifty years, including Bruno Sammartino, The Undertaker, and John Cena.

The Comic Book Story of Professional Wrestling

From the host of the critically acclaimed pro wrestling podcast Straight Shoot, this graphic novel history of wrestling features the key grapplers, matches, and promotions that shaped this beloved sport and form of entertainment.

The Comic Book Story of Professional Wrestling

Author: Aubrey Sitterson

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 0399580506

Page: 184

View: 906

From the host of the critically acclaimed pro wrestling podcast Straight Shoot, this graphic novel history of wrestling features the key grapplers, matches, and promotions that shaped this beloved sport and form of entertainment. As a pop culture phenomenon, professional wrestling--with its heroic babyfaces and villainous heels performing suplexes and powerbombs in pursuit of championship gold--has conquered audiences in the United States and around the world. Now, writer/podcaster Aubrey Sitterson and illustrator Chris Moreno form a graphic novel tag team to present wrestling's complete illustrated history. Featuring legendary wrestlers like Bruno Sammartino, Hulk Hogan, and The Rock, and modern-day favorites like John Cena, Kenny Omega, and Sasha Banks, the book covers wrestling's progress from the carnival days of the Gold Dust Trio to the dominance of the WWF/WWE to today's diverse independent wrestling scene, and it spotlights wrestling's reach into Mexico/Puerto Rico (lucha libre), the U.K. (all-in), and Japan (puroresu).

Biographical Dictionary of Professional Wrestling 2d ed

" From Ace Abbott to Buck Zumhofe, this is the second edition of the first-ever comprehensive compilation of biographical information on professional wrestlers past and present, including major promoters and managers.

Biographical Dictionary of Professional Wrestling  2d ed

Author: Harris M. Lentz III

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786417544

Page: 405

View: 455

Though professional wrestlers are usually ignored by sportswriters and entertainment reporters alike, the popularity of these gifted athletes and showbiz pros is undeniable. Few fans are concerned with whether the wrestling is "legitimate." From Ace Abbott to Buck Zumhofe, this is the second edition of the first-ever comprehensive compilation of biographical information on professional wrestlers past and present, including major promoters and managers. Each entry is listed under the wrestling name most often used, with cross references to real names and other ring names. The ring name is followed by the grappler's real name, hometown, height and weight, and birth and death dates when available. The biographical data provide the era in which the individual competed, wrestling associations, titles, tag team partners, major bouts and other highlights.

Professional Wrestling and the Commercial Stage

Men and women in professional wrestling are not different because of the
training they do or the moves they can do in the ring; instead, they are different
because of the ways in which they perform and behave in character in the ring,
and the ...

Professional Wrestling and the Commercial Stage

Author: Eero Laine

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 135113437X

Page: 148

View: 866

Professional Wrestling and the Commercial Stage examines professional wrestling as a century-old, theatrical form that spans from its local places of performance to circulate as a popular, global product. Professional wrestling has all the trappings of sport, but is, at its core, a theatrical event. This book acknowledges that professional wrestling shares many theatrical elements such as plot, character, scenic design, props, and spectacle. By assessing professional wrestling as a neglected but prototypical case study in the global business of theatre, Laine argues that it is an exemplary form of globalizing, commercial theatre. He asks what theatre scholars might learn from pro wrestling and how pro wrestling might contribute to conversations beyond the ring, by considering the laboring bodies of the wrestlers, and analyzing wrestling’s form and content. Of interest to scholars and students of theatre and performance, cultural studies, and sports studies, Professional Wrestling and the Commercial Stage delimits the edges of wrestling’s theatrical frame, critiques established understandings of corporate theatre, and offers key wrestling concepts as models for future study in other fields.

Pro Wrestling

18 Pro Wrestling lose a match when he believed it was good for business . But no
matter who wore the belt , the title always belonged to Lewis , Sandow , and
Mondt - the Goldust Trio . Lewis was a tough shooter , a man who could really ...

Pro Wrestling

Author: Keith Elliot Greenberg

Publisher: Lerner Publications

ISBN: 9780822533320

Page: 128

View: 695

A history of professional wrestling from its roots in legitimate sport to its days as a carnival attraction followed by the growth of regional rivalries and culminating as television-centered entertainment.

Pioneers of Professional Wrestling

By 1880, Burns had developed a formidable reputation; and at 19 he wrestled his
first professional match against David Grafft, to a two hour and 19-minute draw.
He then honed his skills against the top pro wrestlers of the day, losing decisions
 ...

Pioneers of Professional Wrestling

Author: Tim Corvin

Publisher: Archway Publishing

ISBN: 1480804584

Page: 124

View: 524

This historic collection explores the origins of mixed martial arts and professional wrestling in the United States and features profiles of more than 30 mat stars of the era, wrestling in art, over 100 antique photos and more. There is perhaps no sport more primitive or more widely dispersed than wrestling. In its early days, many of the pros were Civil War soldiers who wrestled in camps, while others were lumberjacks, miners, and railroad men. In Pioneers of Professional Wrestling, author Tim Corvin takes a look at how mixed martial arts and today's professional wresting began. He provides insight into this competitive, hand-to-hand combat sport from 1860 through 1899 by delving into the sport's history; discussing the evolution of professional wrestling; describing the various wresting styles; and offering biographies of the sports' pioneers. A reference guide on the origins or mixed martial arts and professional wrestling, This book contains detailed listings of all available match results, newspaper clippings, tobacco cards, lithographs, and many fun facts, such as: Abraham Lincoln was one of the American frontier's fiercest grapplers William Muldoon and Clarence Whistler wrestled to a 7+ hour draw Farmer Burns had such a strong neck that he could drop six feet on a hangman's noose to no effect, then whistle "Yankee Doodle" while hanging Evan "Strangler" Lewis was the dirtiest wrestler in the game and often maimed his opponents "The Terrible Turk" was so violent he caused riots