Perfaisional warstlin is a form o sport an performin airt 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. 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.
- 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."
- How Pro Wrestling Works
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