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Professional wrestling Professional wrestling is a form of entertainment and performing art, which combines athletics with performance. It comprises of exhibitions, called 'matches', held by touring companies called Professional wrestling promotion, promotions, in ...
has accrued a considerable amount of
jargon Jargon is the specialized terminology Terminology is a general word for the group of specialized words or meanings relating to a particular field, and also the study of such terms and their use. This is also known as terminology science. Terms ...
throughout its existence. Much of it stems from the industry's origins in the days of
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s and circuses. In the past, professional wrestlers used such terms in the presence of fans so as not to reveal the nature of the business. In recent years, widespread discussion on the
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has popularized these terms. Many of the terms refer to the financial aspects of professional wrestling in addition to in-ring terms.


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* Beekman, Scott. ''Ringside: A history of professional wrestling in America'' (Greenwood, 2006) * * * Kerrick, George E. "The jargon of professional wrestling". ''American Speech'' (1980): 142–145
JSTOR
* * Mazer, Sharon. ''Professional wrestling: sport and spectacle'' (Univ. Press of Mississippi, 1998) * Murray, Thomas E. "The language of bodybuilding". ''American Speech'' (1984): 195–206
in JSTOR
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Professional wrestling terms Professional wrestling Professional wrestling is a type of athletic exhibition and entertainment involving wrestling matches whose progress and outcome are planned in advance, typically between performers with established character roles. The w ...