MECHANICS OF WRESTLING

Mechanics of Wrestling 101: Observation

This is Part 3 of an ongoing series! Check out Part 1 on Space and Part 2 on Force. The “why” behind pro wrestling has always been a little murky, though no murkier than the impetus motivating any other professional sport. In your standard Big Four American pro sports, the…

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Mechanics of Wrestling 101: Force

The first lesson in Mechanics of Wrestling 101, Space, is not a prerequisite for this, but is highly recommended. Beginning in late 2018 and extending through Wrestlemania 2019, Daniel Bryan orchestrated a heel run as iconic as it was unlikely. It would’ve been easy—even advisable—to take his story in a…

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Mechanics of Wrestling 101: Space

Viewers of professional wrestling have to accept two counterposed realities at the exact same time: No, this isn’t really happening and Yes, this is really happening. These realities aren’t as irreconcilable as they first appear to be, woven together as they are by a (mostly) consistent internal logic. As long…

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