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  • Is Professional Wrestling A Sport - 1,128 words
    Is Professional Wrestling a Sport? Imagine thousands of screaming fans waiting for the popular television show WWF Monday Night Raw to begin. Elaborate firework displays go off and loud music plays all to enhance the audiences excitement. This is professional wrestling, one of the hottest things on TV today. It is one of the highest rated programs on television each week. With all the attention wrestling is receiving today, a great debate has ensued. Many people argue that pro-wrestling is not a sport and that anyone can become a profession wrestler. They believe it is not physically demanding and they are not hurting each other; it is completely fake. By many, wrestling is considered nothin ...
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  • Professional Wrestling - 963 words
    Professional Wrestling The topic I have chosen to write about is the world of professional wrestling. There are many reasons as to why this subject has interested me. One major reason is that I grew up watching pro-wrestling on television. As a child, I was fascinated with the spectacle of the wrestling matches and wondered at the wrestlers themselves. At that age, I took wrestling for what it was. It was a full-contact gladiator sport filled with exaggerated and extravagant wrestlers, cocky commentators, and interesting "one-of-a kind" personalities which added up to a high entertainment value. As I got older and more aware of the sport, I did not just see it as another part of sports enter ...
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  • Application Essay - 810 words
    Application Essay On January 26, 2001, 13-year-old Lionel Tate was convicted in the first-degree murder of Tiffany Eunick. The incident occurred in July of 1999 in Pembroke Park, Florida. Tate, then twelve, claimed he was imitating pro wrestlers when he killed six-year-old Eunick. He claimed to have picked the girl up and accidentally thrown her into a stair handrail and wall while trying to throw her onto a sofa. Experts all agreed that Eunick was beaten for a period of time. The autopsy report showed that the girl suffered a fractured skull, lacerated liver, broken rib, internal hemorrhaging, and cuts and bruises. One expert said her injuries were comparable to falling from a three-story b ...
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  • Gladitorial Combat - 948 words
    Gladitorial Combat Kyle Keown Mrs. Melony Jones World History 4th 2 November 2000 words The culture of Ancient Rome had a distinct way to entertain its citizens. Besides spending times at the baths, Romans found pleasure and delight in the "games" held at the local coliseum. These games were among the bloodiest displays of public amusement in the history of man. Professional wrestling and boxing today, do not come close to the disgusting horrors that the people of Rome took so much pleasure in observing. Although the games were very bloody and extremely brutal, often killing many men and animals, the Romans enjoyed the scenery of life and death being very near. Watching men fight and eventua ...
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  • Jordan Life - 522 words
    Jordan Life COMPARE AND CONTRAST JORDAN AND BIRD Now that Michael Jordan has retired (again), it's time to re-examine what was once a heated debate in basketball circles: Who is better, Michael Jordan or Larry Bird?. There was a time that this was as talked about an issue as Is professional wrestling real or staged?. Much like the wrestling question, debate over the greatest player in NBA history has always said that the answer is obvious. A look at the numbers will show, however, that the title of NBA's All-Time Greatest Player is still very much in dispute. In comparing these two extraordinary athletes I frist examined the statistics of both players, which proved to be very interesting. La ...
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  • Parallels Of Latin American Culture - 990 words
    Parallels Of Latin American Culture There is an uncountable amount of references of Latin American culture found within the literature, Pedro Paramo by Juan Rulfo, and No One Writes To the Colonel by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. The question is; can the reader whose cultural experiences are based in the United States of American relate and make relevant to themselves the aspects of Latin American Culture? Through the comparison of sport, such as cock-fighting, a Latin American pastime, The roles of a small town vs. a large urban American city, and the part the Patron plays in the community, it can be seen that the United States reader does not have the Latin American experiences necessary to easi ...
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  • Steroids - 1,001 words
    ... her common side effects are increased aggressiveness and paranoia. Female users face even more problems than male users. In females many physical changes may occur such as growth of facial and body hair, deepening of the voice, diminished breasts, and abnormal menstrual cycles. If taken by to early anabolic steroids may stunt growth, by fusing the growth plates. Steroids can be beneficial in certain situations, but usually they only lead to harmful results. In today's world professional athletes are placed in high regard by society. These athletes are made into role models and almost godlike creatures. Because pro athletes are so glorified, many more are using steroids to boost themselve ...
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  • Violence On Tv - 1,874 words
    Violence On TV The last five years have seen an increase in the stand on violence in movies. As action movies with their big stars are taken to new heights every year, more people seem to argue that the violence is influencing our countrys youth. Yet, each year, the amount of viewers also increases. This summers smash hit Independence Day grossed more money than any other film in history, and it was full of violence. The other summer hits included Mission: Impossible, Courage Under Fire, and A Time to Kill. All of these movies contained violence, and all were highly acclaimed. And all, with the exception of Independence Day, were aimed toward adults who understood the violence and could sepa ...
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  • Wrestling - 737 words
    Wrestling I would just like to start out and say that I dont think that watching wrestling on television is worth while. I cant understand how millions of people sit around their living rooms watching a bunch of muscle-bound wanna be jocks play fight and talk *censored*. ITS NOT REAL! What else do I have to say? The wrestlers and the officials admit it. The couch potatoes that watch this garbage are drawn in by the story of all things. You see, there is an ongoing saga behind every pseudo-body slam. None of it is real though, none of the trash talking, partnerships, or the fighting is real. Even so, people still are addicted to it. Wrestling today is bigger than it has ever been before. It i ...
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  • Wrestling History - 1,948 words
    Wrestling History The forms of wrestling we know today as Greco-Roman, Folkstyle, and Freestyle found their origins in the lands on the eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea. These lands are where the Ancient Greeks resided, and developed the art of wrestling. The Greeks influenced the styles and skills of wrestling of today. "The sport of wrestling has been highly developed for over five thousand years, and it is believed to have begun part of the soldiers training," The Ancient Greeks and The sport of Wrestling stated. Proof of this lie on the walls of the tomb in Beni Hasan in the form of pictures. These pictures are about five thousand years old and show holds from both the standing posit ...
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  • Wwf Wrestling - 1,973 words
    WWF Wrestling The company that I researched for this paper is the World Wrestling Federation Entertainment. The company was organized and founded in the early 1940s by Vincent McMahon Sr. The current owner and CEO is McMachons son, Vincent Kennedy McMahon Jr. The World Wrestling Federation (WWF) is headquarters in the Titan Tower, in Stamford Connecticut. The WWF specializes in the area of Pro Wrestling, which are "scripted fights" in which highly trained athletes simulate a fighting experience. The "sport" of Pro Wrestling has been around since the middle of the 19th century. In early times the "fighting" was real (in fact Abe Lincoln was an early wrestling champion) but the fighting turned ...
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