Wrestling

Wrestling is a anime/manga concept
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Known as Puroresu in Japan which is a mode of spectacle, combining athletics and theatrical performance.

Pro wrestling is mustly famous in The United States of America aswell as Japan and Mexico, where it has become an actuall buisness.

American pro wrestling is mostly famous because of the World Wrestling Entertainment, WWE, the biggest pro wrestling company on the world. Other famous american wrestling promotions includes TNA (Total Nonstop Action), WCW (World Championship Wrestling), ECW (Extreme Championship Wrestling) and ROH (Ring of Honor). In Japan there is NJPW (New Japan Pro Wrestling) and in Mexico there is a variety of luchadore companies.

Each company tends to have different ways to handle the different aspect of wrestling. For example: WWE is more focused on charisma, the entertainment aspect of the buisness (pyros, music, costumes, lights, big arenas, speciall effects etc) as well as production value and merchandising, ROH is more focused on in-ring capabilities and ECW was more focused on the more violent aspects of wrestling (barbed wires, nails, broken glas, grating irons, burning tables etc).

Wrestling have found its way through the world of anime, though not as mutch as some other sports sutch as tennis, football, basketball, soccer, baseball, boxing etc. The most famous anime to center around wrestling is probably Kinnikuman.

It is a bit more common that anime and manga makes references, homages or shoutouts to wrestling than to actually center around it. A few examples: Neptuneman and Alex Armstrong has drawn some inspiration from Hulk Hogan wile Shaman King had a group of lookalikes of Edge, Bubba Ray Dudley and Matt Hardy in one episode. It is not unuauall that wrestling moves are also used by anime characters. The Sharpshooter (aka Scorpion lock), Camel Clutch, German Suplex, Piledriver, Frankensteiner (aka Hurricanrana), powerbombs and Walls of Jericho (aka Boston Crab) are common wrestling moves used by some anime characters in certain situations (mostly comical).

Some wrestling terms:

Heel Face turn.

Face Heel turn.

Squash match.

Heel.

Face.

Stable ( Tends to be Heel. )

Jobber.

A list of famous wrestlers in anime: Zangief, Kid Muscle (aswell as nearly the entire cast of the Kinnikuman franchise), King,

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Concept Name Wrestling
Japanese Name: プロレス
Romaji Name:
Aliases Puroresu.
Proffesional wrestling.
Wraslin.
Sports Entertainment.
Wrestle.
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