Spandex, Screw Jobs and Cheap Pops: Inside the Business of British Pro Wrestling

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A fun look at the thriving UK professional wrestling scene, and how it's reviving itself for a smart, sceptical 21st-century audience after the World of Sport glory days were tarnished when fans found out that it's not real”. Carrie Dunn talks to some of the top British wrestlers, some of them now international stars, and finds out about their careers, what motivates them to risk their necks on a weekly basis, and their dreams of mainstream fame. They reveal what really happens behind the scenes at shows and training schools, and how they balance their dangerous part-time job with family life and in most cases a 9-to-5 job that pays the bills. She asks promoters what they believe their audiences want to see, about the sport’s resurgence, uncertain finances and turf wars. And she talks to the scene’s hardcore fans about wrestling’s chances of a return to prime-time TV.

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Carrie Dunn is the founding editor of the UK pro wrestling site theonlywayissuplex.co.uk. As a freelance journalist, she has written for the Times, the Guardian, the Daily Express, and Cosmopolitan, and is the author of several books including A Brand New Bright Tomorrow: A Hatter’s Promotion Diary, Mothers in Fiction, and The Light Bulb Moment.

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