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World Champions Podcast

Professional wrestling has had a magnificently wild history. Join narrator J Onwuka on an exploration of how a sport became an artform, how business rose and fell, and how legendary wrestlers came to dominate this distinctly modern genre.
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Mar 22, 2016

On this week's World Champions Podcast head around the world and see how this amazing art had developed into the 1950s. As has been brought out in earlier episodes, the primary development of professional wrestling has occurred in the United States. That doesn't mean it all happened there. From our neighbors Canada to our linguistically more distant cousins in Mexico, all of North America has a history with professional wrestling. Through the magic of steam engines, radio waves, and television, grappling stars and styles from the States spread over to Europe and to Asia. One thing that has been apparent from the earliest days is that physicality transcends language and everybody, no matter how lowborn they appear or how highborn they think they are, reacts to the sight of someone giving it their all to win.

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