The squared circle: life, death, and professional wrestling

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A Professional Wrestler is more than just a sports hero or TV character. He (or she) is a demigod, a cultural icon. And these modern mythological characters have had a wider impact on our culture than one would imagine. Film, politics, and modern folklore stem from their bravado. As David Shoemaker found while writing his popular columns on Grantland and Deadspin, the fans of wrestling are numerous, culturally relevant, and profoundly interested in those iconic figures who have moved on to Wrestle Mania in the sky-and in how they shaped the minds of generations. In The Squared Circle Shoemaker treats wrestling as the significant pop culture phenomenon it is and acknowledges both its broader significance and wrestling fans' intelligence and sense of irony while fully exposing and exploring its myth-laden history, including the legends of the superstars, the misconceptions about the craft, and the fact that fans have always been in on the sport's fakery. Book jacket.
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