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Gorgeous Ladies of (Not Very Gorgeous) Wrestling

I’m finally getting around to watching GLOW. Back in the 1980s I enjoyed womens wrestling as much as the men (Sherri Martel and Velvet McIntyre especially) but they got short shrift on TV, as Jim Cornette said they were an … Continue reading

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I Listen While I Work

This made me think about what I’ve been listening to lately. One of my favorite things to listen to when I ‘m working now are shoot interviews with Jim Cornette on the inner workings of Professional Wrestling, especially in the … Continue reading

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About the Name

To recap, let’s review a term or two from professional wrestling (PW). I’m obsessed with this because if there’s a better analogy to the current political situation in the US then I don’t know what it is). work: The standard … Continue reading

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The Decline of the Republic – The Professional Wrestling Stage, pt3: Work, Shoot, or Screwjob?

It kind of began as a joke, but by now I’m surprised at how professional wrestling (1970s-80s version) helps me understand the 2016 election. Of course a country where the politics increasingly mimics professional wrestling is not one whose social … Continue reading

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The Decline of the Republic – The Professional Wrestling Stage, pt2: George Gulas and Roman Reigns vs Jimmy Snuka

In the glory days of PW promoters would push performers as either faces or heels. Faces had to wrestle clean and talked a lot about fairplay and clean living and bringing the heels to justice in their spots (interviews or … Continue reading

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Decline of the Republic – The Professional Wrestling Stage, pt 1: The Storyline

A few weeks ago it occurred to me that the current election (about to end tomorrow) could best be understood in terms of Professional Wrestling. Quick reminder: The classic form of American Professional Wrestling* (as opposed to Mexican Lucha Libre … Continue reading

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