History Of Professional Wrestling
If you are enthusiastic about sports entertainment, you should know something about the history of professional wrestling and how it originated. Professional wrestling is a mode of spectacle that combines athletics with performance. Today, it is one of the most popular forms of entertainment on television, bringing forth some millions of viewers all over the world.
Origins Professional wrestling isn't the same today, as it was about 80 years previously. Professional wrestling has its roots in ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome, and it was only after the civil war that it was brought to America by immigrants. Professional wrestling, as we know today, has it's origins in carnivals, as matches were arranged at them during athletic shows. The carnival folk were made to wear costumes and were given intriguing back-stories to make them more appealing to the public. These 'wrestlers' also challenged the locals, who would win a large sum of money if they won. There were two methods of winning a professional wrestling match in those days—by pinning the opponent or by staying in the match for a certain period of time.
Formation of WWE By 1980, Professional wrestling gained surprisingly huge amounts of momentum when the World Wrestling Federation came into the scene, and there was no looking back. Wrestlers were hired, each with their own unique stage name and back story, and elaborate storylines were created, which used to mesmerize fans and keep them waiting week after week for more. Superstars were created, such as The Undertaker or Stone Cold Steve Austin, who went on to have great careers and huge fan-bases. While it is no secret that professional matches are more about theatrics and performance than proper fights, care is taken to ensure that the outcome of these matches are kept secret.