Performance and Professional Wrestling

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.

Author: Broderick Chow

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317385073

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 226

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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.
Categories: Performing Arts

Professional Wrestling

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.

Author: Sharon Mazer

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781578060214

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 191

View: 974

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.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Professional Wrestling

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 ...

Author: Jeri Freedman

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781435853058

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 639

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

Job Man

Job Man

In Job Man, Multerer, along with his friend Larry Widen, shows what life was like for wrestlers outside the spotlight.

Author: Chris Multerer

Publisher: Wisconsin Historical Society

ISBN: 9780870209260

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 152

View: 751

Milwaukee-native Chris Multerer wrestled for more than a decade, starting in 1978, on professional circuits around the United States. As a “job man,” Multerer made the superstars of wrestling, such as Mad Dog Vachon and Hulk Hogan, shine. In cities around the country, thousands of screaming fans cheered when their favorite wrestlers pinned and punished Multerer in a variety of painful ways. In Job Man, Multerer, along with his friend Larry Widen, shows what life was like for wrestlers outside the spotlight. Long nights on the road, thoughtful takes on some the biggest personalities in the business, and, perhaps most of all, a love for the sport, are as much a part of Multerer’s revealing and remarkable story as his time in the ring.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Professional Wrestling Magazines Pro Wrestling Illustrated Wrestling Observer List of Wrestling Observer Newsletter Awards

Professional Wrestling Magazines  Pro Wrestling Illustrated  Wrestling Observer  List of Wrestling Observer Newsletter Awards

Excerpt: This is a list of both active and inactive Wrestling Observer Newsletter awards created by professional wrestling journalist, Dave Meltzer.

Author: LLC Books

Publisher: Books LLC

ISBN: 1157919480

Category:

Page: 112

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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Pro Wrestling Illustrated, Wrestling Observer, List of Wrestling Observer Newsletter Awards, Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame, Power Slam, Dave Meltzer, Bryan Alvarez, Wwe Magazine, Wow Magazine, Fighting Spirit Magazine, Pro Wrestling Torch Newsletter. Excerpt: This is a list of both active and inactive Wrestling Observer Newsletter awards created by professional wrestling journalist, Dave Meltzer. The first fourteen awards were created in 1980 as an informal poll between Meltzer and his friends and others he corresponded with on the subject of professional wrestling at the time. After starting the Wrestling Observer in 1983, the awards took on a greater life, with an increasing number of awards given out every year. The awards were created to recognize the individual achievements of a select few wrestlers who exemplified in a specified criterion. The awards are given on a yearly basis in various categories such as Best Overall Wrestler, Most Outstanding Wrestler, Best Tag Team, Most Improved, Match of the Year, etc.; there are also a handful of awards to recognize the dubious distinctions in the business during that year such as Most Overrated and Worst Worked Match. Currently, there are thirty-seven categories that are actively assessed every year and ten that are no longer active. The awards are voted for by the readership of the newsletter, which includes various insiders of the industry, such as promoters, agents, and performers, as well as journalists, historians, and fans. The awards are organized into two classes. For class A awards, voters indicate their top three choices. First choices are awarded five points, second places three points, and third places two points. The choice with the most points overall wins. For clas... More: http://booksllc.net/?id=5656992
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Biographical Dictionary of Professional Wrestling 2d ed

Biographical Dictionary of Professional Wrestling  2d ed

Hogan, Hulk, and Michael Jan Friedman. Hollywood Hulk Hogan. Pocket Star,
2002. Hunter, Matt. Pro Wrestling's Greatest Tag Teams. Broomall, PA: Chelsea
House, 2000. Hunter, Matt. Ric Flair: The Story of the Wrestler They Call 'the
Nature ...

Author: Harris M. Lentz III

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476605050

Category: Social Science

Page: 405

View: 533

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.
Categories: Social Science

Professional Wrestling Sport and Spectacle

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 ...

Author: Mazer, Sharon

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1604736550

Category:

Page:

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Identity in Professional Wrestling

Identity in Professional Wrestling

By casting characters in clearly-defined roles, professional wrestling allows
viewers to invest in matches with relatively little prior knowledge of wrestling. For
this reason, professional wrestling (especially american professional wrestling)
bears ...

Author: Aaron D. Horton

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476667287

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 317

View: 288

Part sport, part performance art, professional wrestling's appeal crosses national, racial and gender boundaries--in large part by playing to national, racial and gender stereotypes that resonate with audiences. Scholars who study competitive sports tend to dismiss wrestling, with its scripted outcomes, as "fake," yet fail to recognize a key similarity: both present athletic displays for maximized profit through live events, television viewership and merchandise sales. This collection of new essays contributes to the literature on pro wrestling with a broad exploration of identity in the sport. Topics include cultural appropriation in the ring, gender non-comformity, national stereotypes, and wrestling as transmission of cultural values.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Encyclopedia of Professional Wrestling

The Encyclopedia of Professional Wrestling

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 ...

Author: Kristian Pope

Publisher: Krause Publications Incorporated

ISBN: PSU:000057823591

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 256

View: 623

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.
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles

Professional Wrestling and the Commercial Stage

Professional Wrestling and the Commercial Stage

1 (2015): 69–84. Playbill. “Teaneck Tanzi: The Venus Flytrap.” Playbil.com.
Accessed May 5, 2019. www.playbill.com/production/teanecktanzi-the-venus-
flytrap-nederlander-theatre-vault-0000013345. Professional Wrestling Historical
Society.

Author: Eero Laine

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351134378

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 148

View: 734

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.
Categories: Performing Arts

Wwe

 Wwe

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 ...

Author: Dru Jeffries

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253044945

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 232

View: 449

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.
Categories: Performing Arts

Pro Wrestling

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 ...

Author: Keith Elliot Greenberg

Publisher: Lerner Publications

ISBN: 0822533324

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 541

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.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Pioneers of Professional Wrestling

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
 ...

Author: Tim Corvin

Publisher: Archway Publishing

ISBN: 9781480804586

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 124

View: 205

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
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Ringside

Ringside

Provides the first full-length history of professional wrestling in the United States.

Author: Scott Beekman

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: 027598401X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 188

View: 502

Provides the first full-length history of professional wrestling in the United States.
Categories: Business & Economics

Carpenter

Carpenter

As a Carpenter or "opponent," Don's job is to build wrestling talent into wrestling superstars, providing numerous anecdotes about the business and the people associated with pro wrestling.

Author: Don Savage

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781475907025

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 128

View: 170

Journey with Don Savage, pro wrestler and high school teacher, as he experiences the ups and downs in the world of professional wrestling. As a Carpenter or "opponent," Don's job is to build wrestling talent into wrestling superstars, providing numerous anecdotes about the business and the people associated with pro wrestling.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Comic Book Story of Professional Wrestling

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.

Author: Aubrey Sitterson

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 9780399580505

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 184

View: 953

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).
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels

Professional Wrestling

Professional Wrestling

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations.

Author: Ed Wallace Smith

Publisher: Franklin Classics

ISBN: 0341709751

Category:

Page: 164

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
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Pro Wrestling Kids Style

Pro Wrestling Kids  Style

But between Charley and myself, we somehow came up with the concept for a
kids pro wrestling show. It was going to be a TV show like the professional
versions; only it would involve kids — like a little league of professional wrestling.

Author: Shawn Crossen

Publisher: Crossen & Flink Services, Inc.

ISBN: 1879000121

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 147

View: 500

Tells the story of the creation and success of The Kids Pro Wrestling League, started by the author in Minnesota when he was fourteen years old.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame

The Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame

In 1997, he was voted into the Ohio State Sports Hall of Fame, though he never
learned of his induction; and in 2005, he entered the George Tragos/Lou Thesz
Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame. Raised on the Twin Pines Farm in Fremont,
 ...

Author: Greg Oliver

Publisher: ECW Press

ISBN: 9781554902842

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 300

View: 374

From the critically acclaimed authors of The Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame: The Tag Teams comes the most comprehensive look ever at the colourful villains, heels, bad guys and rule breakers who give professional wrestling so much of its character. In The Pro.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Professional Wrestlers Workout Instructional Guide

The Professional Wrestlers  Workout   Instructional Guide

After reading this book, the aspiring wrestler should have the knowledge of how maneuvers are executed effectively and safely, the physical conditioning needed to perform them, and the thought process involved in piecing together an actual ...

Author: Harley Race

Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1582619476

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 129

View: 431

Many dream of headlining Wrestlemania, but few understand the hard work and dedication needed to become a professional wrestler. Almost all top stars have trained in schools and camps with legendary wrestlers in order to learn the execution of key moves, how to put together a match, sell yourself and your opponent to the crowd, and keep fit through physical training and healthy diet. The Professional Wrestler's Instructional and Workout Guide brings readers more than 100 years of collective knowledge and experience from three elite names in the professional wrestling industry, including two former NWA World Heavyweight Champions. Harley Race, Ricky Steamboat, and Les Thatcher share their wealth of knowledge and experience as they help the novice wrestler prepare for the long journey into pro wrestling. After reading this book, the aspiring wrestler should have the knowledge of how maneuvers are executed effectively and safely, the physical conditioning needed to perform them, and the thought process involved in piecing together an actual match. The novice should learn the "psychology" of pro wrestling both in and out of the ring as well as how to find employment on the independent circuit.
Categories: Sports & Recreation