In this week's readings I found more depth to the ideas behind structuralism that my previous exposures, especially when looking to Roland Barthes' "The World of Wrestling" from his collection Mythologies.
"The World of Wrestling" provided ample insight into how the structuralist idea of difference plays into deriving meaning (or meanings) from literature in innumerable ways, especially in how the reception of specific mythemes and signifiers evoke structurally conditioned responses from...
The organizations that schedule and produce professional wrestling performances are known as wrestling promotions. Currently, the only major wrestling organizations left in North America are the United States promotions of and (TNA) and the Mexican promotions (CMLL) and (AAA). Of these, WWE is by far the largest and most influential throughout the world. While these organizations are the most prominent and popular, there are many other smaller, regional promotions known as "", many of which are official territories of the (NWA). Other major independent promotions include (ROH), (PWG), and (CZW).
National aspirations must be respected; peoples may now be dominated and governed only by their own consent. “Self-determination” is not a mere phrase. It is an imperative principle of actions which statesmen will henceforth ignore at their peril.
A professional wrestling match can end in a draw. A draw occurs if both opponents are simultaneously disqualified (as via ), neither opponent is able to answer a ten-count, or both opponents simultaneously win the match. The latter can occur if, for example, one opponent's shoulders touch the mat while maintaining a submission hold against another opponent. If the opponent in the hold begins to tap out at the same time a referee counts to three for pinning the opponent delivering the hold, both opponents have legally achieved scoring conditions simultaneously. Traditionally, a championship may not change hands in the event of a draw, though some promotions such as have endorsed rules where the champion may lose a title by disqualification. A variant of the draw is the time-limit draw, where the match does not have a winner by a specified time period (a one-hour draw, which was once common, is known in wrestling circles as a "Broadway").
The business previously existed as the Capitol Wrestling Corporation (CWC), which promoted under the banner of the World Wide Wrestling Federation (WWWF), then the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), and later World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).
Night-in and night-out these athletes tour the world, entertaining millions of fans. There is no time to rest any nagging injuries or time to see family. Along with this comes the mental fatigue, stress and exhaustion of being a part of a pro wrestling company.
During the summer of my junior year in high school my boyfriend and I made a deal - he would watch The Little Mermaid with me if I would watch wrestling, so I agreed....
The author states "After one of professional wrestling`s biggest star died, World Wrestling Entertainment said it would start random testing for drugs, steroids and prescription drug abuse by its performers"(Wrestling With Drug…).The company began to get serious with their performers by starting new rules and regulations....
for her appearances on Lucha Underground, is being accused of intentionally injuring the arm of another wrestler, Rosemary, in an apparent shoot at a major Mexican wrestling card over the weekend.
The incident happened at TripleMania XXV, the annual biggest show in Mexican wrestling promotion AAA, on Saturday night.
The World Wrestling Federation is my favorite because of it’s advertising and programming but World Championship Wrestling has many qualities I like....
The WWE and many pro-wrestling associations in the world do not have any off-season. This is due to the demand the WWE and other wrestling companies are in. They are on tour 365 days a year.
saying "I'm going to WrestleMania!" instead of Disney World:
The Undertaker (w/ Paul Bearer) pinned Henry Godwinn in 7:01 with a chokeslam
Mantaur (w/ Jim Cornette) pinned Gary Scott in 1:47 with a bearhug slam
The Bushwhackers defeated Reno Riggins & Adam Croom in 2:12 when Butch pinned Croom after the double-team gutbuster
King Kong Bundy (w/ Ted Diiase) pinned Bill Weaver in 1:09 with the Avalanche; a fan named David Perez was the guest ring announcer for the match
Duke Droese pinned the Brooklyn Brawler in 1:37 with the Trash Compactor
Jacob & Eli Blu (w/ Uncle Zebekiah) defeated Butch Long & Jason Ahrndt in 2:40 when Long was pinned after a leg drop
Tatanka (w/ Ted DiBiase) pinned Gary Sabaugh in 2:41 with the Samoan Drop
Jimmy Del Ray & Tom Prichard (w/ Jim Cornette) defeated Raven Clark & Buck Quartermaine in 2:14 when Del Ray pinned Clark with a moonsault
Shawn Michaels pinned Adam Bomb in 4:29 with the superkick
Man Mountain Rock pinned Bill Payne in 2:24 with the Wallapalooza (gourd buster)
The New Headshrinkers (w/ Cpt.
Tatanka & Bam Bam Bigelow match as it was announced Bigelow had being suspended for his actions with Lawrence Taylor the previous night
Man Mountain Rock defeated Pat Powers
Mabel defeated King Kong Bundy (w/ Ted Dibiase) in an over-the-top-rope match; this was a rematch from their match taped for the 1/30/95 Raw so that portions of the rematch could be edited into the original match
Bruiser Bedlam (Johnny K-9) (w/ Jim Cornette) defeated Gary Scott
Bret Hart defeated Owen Hart via submission with the Sharpshooter in a no holds barred match
The Undertaker pinned King Kong Bundy at 1:58 with a clothesline
WWF World Champion Diesel pinned WWF IC Champion Jeff Jarrett at 6:51 with a boot to the face; it was announced earlier in the show to the live crowd that Shawn Michaels would be replacing Jarrett in the match as a special treat, but instead the advertised match with Jarrett took place
The Smoking Gunns defeated WWF Tag Team Champions Bob Holly & 1-2-3 Kid to win the titles when Billy pinned Holly at around the 20-minute mark after Billy came off the top onto Holly as Bart had Holly hoisted over his shoulder; after the bout, Vince McMahon conducted an interview with the former champions at ringside with the Kid & Holly throwing out a challenge for a rematch (