Professional warsillin

form o sport an performin airt
(Reguidit frae Perfaisional warstlin)

Perfaisional warstlin is a form o sport an performin airt[1] which contaieens strang elements o mock combat an catch warstlin. Maist matches are prearranged bi the promotion's buikin staff an conteen choreographed content an scriptit ootcomes.[2] Its oreegins date tae 19t-century carnival sideshows an muisic halls, as pairt o displays o athleticism an strenth. Modren perfaisional warstlin uisually featurs strikin an grapplin techniques, which are modeled efter diverse sets o warstlin an pugilistic styles frae aroond the warld.


  1. Chow et al. (2017). Performance and Professional Wrestling, p. 4: "Professional wrestling then sits simultaneously as performance and as theatre. The performers are actually doing the things we see them do, but their motivations for doing them are highly theatrical."
  2. How Pro Wrestling Works