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

View: 624

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

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

Author: Ed Wallace Smith

Publisher:

ISBN: 1167180607

Category:

Page: 104

View: 132

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!
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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: 894

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

The Kids Guide to Pro Wrestling

The Kids  Guide to Pro Wrestling

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

Author: Sean Price

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9781429660082

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 766

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

Professional Wrestling

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
, ...

Author: Louise Gerdes

Publisher: Greenhaven Press, Incorporated

ISBN: 073770814X

Category: Social Science

Page: 79

View: 285

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

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: 921

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

Wwe

 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 ...

Author: Dru Jeffries

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253044945

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 232

View: 822

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

The Encyclopedia of Professional Wrestling

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 ...

Author: Kristian Pope

Publisher: Krause Publications Incorporated

ISBN: PSU:000057823591

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 256

View: 402

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

The History of Professional Wrestling

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
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000051583071

Category: Wrestling

Page:

View: 554

Categories: Wrestling

Boys Life

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
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 68

View: 420

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.
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Tuff Stuff Professional Wrestling Field Guide

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 ...

Author: Kristian Pope

Publisher: Krause Publications

ISBN: 0896892670

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 512

View: 656

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!
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Black Stars of Professional Wrestling

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 ...

Author: Julian L. D. Shabazz

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015063198983

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 146

View: 785

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.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Meet the Stars of Professional Wrestling

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 ...

Author: James Preller

Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks

ISBN: 043921629X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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

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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Legends of Pro Wrestling

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.

Author: Tim Hornbaker

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 9781613210758

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 560

View: 981

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.
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: 293

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

Biographical Dictionary of Professional Wrestling 2d ed

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.

Author: Harris M. Lentz III

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786417544

Category: Social Science

Page: 405

View: 523

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 and the Commercial Stage

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 ...

Author: Eero Laine

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351134378

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 148

View: 841

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

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: 792

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: 717

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