Professional wrestling

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In the world of professional wrestling, sports are combined with theatrical performance to create a type of entertainment and performing art. It includes of exhibitions, referred to as'matches,' that are staged by travelling companies, referred to as promotions, in a style and structure that is modelled after competitive combat sports. The progress and end of matches are predetermined in advance, and they are often held between consenting actors who are already familiar with their character roles. They are based on classical and "catch" wrestling with contemporary elements like as striking assaults, acrobatics, feats of strength, fast-moving athleticism, and sometimes makeshift weapons thrown in for good measure. The sport of professional wrestling should not be confused with amateur wrestling, which is a contact sport.

Melodrama is also used frequently in professional wrestling, which is another kind of entertainment. Much like some of the real-life prizefighters they emulate, the characters in professional wrestling are known for having enormous egos, flashy personalities (which are sometimes associated with a gimmick), and volatile interpersonal relationships. These personalities are often written in the same way that the bouts are. The majority of the performances take place in a ring similar to the one used in boxing. Many extra "backstage" moments are taped during broadcast wrestling events in order to augment the drama that takes place in the ring.

Professional wrestling in the United States and the United Kingdom originated as a legitimate competitive sport in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, based on Greco-Roman wrestling and subsequently, the more popular catch wrestling, in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The practise of choreographing certain wrestling bouts originated in the early 1920s, with the goal of making contests less physically demanding, shorter in length, and more entertaining for the audience. This enabled the wrestlers to perform more regularly and draw greater crowds as a result of the increased frequency. Authentic matches continued to be staged throughout the 1930s, but on a far less regular basis. This business concept was very successful, and it was copied in other nations, with particular success in Mexico and Japan, as well as other Asian countries. Tradition has it that professional wrestlers come from a solid foundation in amateur wrestling or catch wrestling, but this has increasingly faded as promoters have begun to draw players from a variety of other sports. Pro wrestlers are not need to have an amateur wrestling history in order to be successful, although some believe it is advantageous.