Extractions: Scholarly analyses of professional wrestling are few; one can count them on one hand. Scholars of professional wrestling have presented various theories concerning the "sport," usually on specific features of pre-1985 wrestling culture. These arguments shall be discussed in light of the presentation of professional wrestling in the World Wrestling Federation from 1984 to 1990. The French essayist Roland Barthes wrote a seminal piece of wrestling literature in the 1972 collection Mythologies, entitled "The World of Wrestling." Barthes takes the seeming superficiality of professional wrestling very seriously, comparing it with classical theater. "What the public wants is the image of passion, not passion itself," he argues, which is the very motivation of people who see films, dramas, or operas (Barthes, p. 19). The central emotions to wrestling are "Suffering, Defeat, and Justice," and these emotions are presented in a logically intelligible context, creating rules for the applications of those feelings (Barthes, p.22). He also seizes upon the powerful religious imaging used in wrestling when he quotes a fan comparing a prone wrestler to Jesus, adding, "these ironic words revealed the hidden roots of a spectacle which enacts the exact gestures of the most ancient purifications" (Barthes, p. 23) Barthes briefly compares professional wrestling to boxing, explaining that while boxing is future-oriented andcan be bet upon, wrestling consists of fleeting images of passions. ''[E]ach moment imposes the total knowledge of a passion which rises erect and alone, without ever extending to the crowning moment of a result," he concludes (Barthes, p. 25). Although participation and sympathy with dramatic scenes is very important to wrestling spectators, wrestling today in the WWF attempts to build suspense about the outcome of some matches. When a heroic wrestler attains a hoped for victory, the audience is able to breathe a collective sigh of relief and enjoy societal regeneration. In this respect only is the outcome of a wrestling match paramount. For the most part, wrestling finales are not surprising, and the appeal for the audience is to observe the familiar and powerful rituals of professional wrestling played out before them.
Extractions: Roland Barthes, in A Barthes Reader, labels American professional wrestling "a sort of mythological fight between Good and Evil (Barthes 1972). Hulk Hogan embodies everything good possible in a professional wrestler. However, upon examining the varieties of antisocial behavior acted out in the wrestling genre, it is clear that the depiction of evil allows for more variety. This chapter will compare antisocial behavior of professional wrestling Heels and determine which acts are most morally reprehensible to observers. These extreme amoral acts to be discussed below are the semantics of villainy in professional wrestling, and are repeated constantly to socialize the wrestling audience to a standardized depiction of evil. It will be argued that viewers identify basic problems of evil in human existence in these performances, and usually act appropriately offended. The personified representations of evil analyzed in this chapter are taken from a World Wrestling Federation videotape entitled, "Villains of the Squared Circle (WWF 1986[b]). The WWF compiled the videotape segments as a highly self-conscious attempt to clarify villainy and evil for the benefit of its adherents. The host of the tape, Gene Okerlund, states the topic of the compilation to be "the bad guys": "the rule benders and rule breakers, men who literally stop at nothing to get what they want ...over an hour of non-stop evil." Okerlund is joined by a Heel wrestling manager and his two wrestlers. The Heel commmentators add insight as to how an evildoer perceives his evil deeds, and their attempts at justification shall be discussed below.
Extractions: Eric Goldberg Sports Entertainment - A sports entertainment company promoting professional wrestling (sports entertainment) Site of Eric Goldberg Sports Entertainment - Parent company of MEGA, an independent ( indy ) professional wrestling federation in Worcester, MA. Click the logo to continue This site is a member of WebRing.
Extractions: The World Newton Universe This webpage uses scripts from yaywastaken.com and hivelogic This page was last updated on: March 3, 2003 Professional wrestling organizations are plentiful all over the world. Here are but a few. WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) - The former World Wrestling Federation NWA-Total Nonstop Action - The new organization started by the Jarrett family Heartland Wrestling Association (HWA) - A smaller federation, based off of Les Thatcher's school Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW) - A WWE developmental territory. Ring of Honor - This fed focuses on the in ring action. And what action it is! Ultimate Pro Wrestling - Another fed based around a school. Some great Indy wrestlers have worked through UPW. (This was also the school that "Joe Millionaire" went through)
Tony D.'s Professional Wrestling Webpage Tony D.'s professional wrestling Webpage This Page is Best Viewed In Internet ExplorerThe Official Website of Tony D. Main Links OTR Wrestling Other http://www.cpol.net/tonyd/wrestling.htm
Extractions: I've been watching wrestling since March of 1984. I've got lots of favorites. "Nature Boy" Ric Flair is my favorite wrestler of all time. I've always cheered The Four Horsemen as well. Anyway, with the demise of MY ALL TIME FAVORITE PROMOTION, Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW), I would have to say that my favorite promotions are Mid American Wrestling and The Midwest Wrestling Federation
UPW - United Professional Wrestling UPW United professional wrestling Wrestling, UK Wrestling, Great Britain Wrestling,Great British Wrestling, Wrestling Training, Wrestling help, wrestling http://www.unitedprowrestling.com/
Extractions: Wrestling, UK Wrestling, Great Britain Wrestling, Great British Wrestling, Wrestling Training, Wrestling help, wrestling training, wrestling shows, wrestling events, rebellion, insurrection, royal rumble, wrestlemania, survivor series, no way out, slipknot, korn, limp bizkit, papa roach, WWF, ECW, WCW, Marco Di Fiore, Mark Holowenko, Steve Walker, Justice, Danny Saint, The Great Scot, Chilly Willy, C.W. Anderson, Omega, Apocalypse, FWA, United Professional Wrestling, UPW, United Wrestling, Championship Wres
PWSE PWSE. professional wrestling Simulator Enthusiasts your comprehensive wrestlingsimulator almanac. WE HAVE MOVED! www.pwse.com. Check out the new PWSE NOW! http://www.pwse.cjb.net/
BWA Professional Wrestling BWA professional wrestling. Home Post FAQ Admin Search For Phil DeCarlo aglraggie 05/21/02 (1) Return To BWA professional wrestling's Site. http://www.eboards4all.com/865416/
Extractions: [Home] [Post] [FAQ] [Admin] Search For: LOOKING TO GET BACK TO WORK!!! - NITRUS BWA Video tapes Hello everyone , Frootloop is back - Anthony Futch SHOWS - JACKIE SHOWS - Jackie results and upcoming shows - Vic Vanity (LNK) LINK OF THE DAY - LINK (LNK) Nemesis, you smell bad - Rumor Ramon Hating those you love to hate. - Righty Tighty, Lefty Loosy Guess who's back...Rumor's back...Rumor's back...Rumor's back....du du du du du du du du du..... - Rumor Ramon Car give -way @ richardson's farm - BWA OFFICE Georgetown ,GA recap
Professional Wrestling - Wikipedia professional wrestling. The simulated nature of professional wrestling isonly one of the many differences it has with traditional wrestling. http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Professional_wrestling
Extractions: Main Page Recent changes Edit this page Older versions Special pages Set my user preferences My watchlist Recently updated pages Upload image files Image list Registered users Site statistics Random article Orphaned articles Orphaned images Popular articles Most wanted articles Short articles Long articles Newly created articles All pages by title Blocked IP addresses Maintenance page External book sources Printable version Talk Log in Help From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Professional wrestling is a form of entertainment where the participants engage in simulated wrestling matches for means of entertainment. The simulated nature of professional wrestling is only one of the many differences it has with traditional wrestling Here is a list of offences punishable by disqualification: Refusing to break a hold when your opponent is in the ropes. Choking or Biting your opponent for more than five seconds. Staying on the top turnbuckle for more than five seconds. Repeatedly punching a prone opponent in the face for more than five seconds. Outside interference.
All-Star Professional Wrestling 2 Cheats And Codes AllStar professional wrestling 2 gameshark codes, All-Star professional wrestling2 codebreaker codes, and walkthroughs for the Playstation 2, Xbox, and All http://www.consolecheatcodes.com/playstation2/allstarprofessionalwrestling2cheat