History Slam

Studying Professional Wrestling

Today we posted the sixtieth episode of the History Slam Podcast over at Activehistory.ca. In this episode of the History Slam, I talk with A.J. Ortega from the University of Houston-Victoria about studying professional wrestling in an academic setting. We chat about the challenges of legitimizing the industry in the eyes of academics, problems associated with the use of stereotypes, and his experience as a professional wrestling referee. In addition to his work on wrestling, you can find his writing at www.ajortega.net. You can find the full post here.

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