Professional Wrestling in Japan — Media and Message

@article{Thompson1986ProfessionalWI,
  title={Professional Wrestling in Japan — Media and Message},
  author={L. Thompson},
  journal={International Review for the Sociology of Sport},
  year={1986},
  volume={21},
  pages={65 - 81}
}
  • L. Thompson
  • Published 1986
  • Sociology
  • International Review for the Sociology of Sport
  • This paper documents the important role of Western-style professional wrestling in the popular culture of Japan, focusing on the early years in which it was established, 1953-1963. These were also the years in which television achieved its phenomenal growth, and the symbiotic relationship between the "sport" and the medium is explored. The star of professional wrestling in Japan during these years was the former sumo wrestler Rikidôzan. He faced a steady stream of foreign wrestlers, mainly from… CONTINUE READING
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