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Wrestling Makes a Comeback

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Back in the ‘80s, pro wrestling was to sports what hair metal was to music: cheesy, over-the-top, and insanely popular. Since then, wrestling has faded from mainstream pop culture. For years it’s been treated as a sports sideshow. But now, wrestling is once again getting its due. And there’s more to it than you might think.

Credits

Guest:
David Shoemaker - Writer for Grantland and Deadspin, and author of the book The Squared Circle: Life, Death, and Pro Wrestling. - @AKATheMaskedMan

More:
Why Wrestling Matters

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Matt Holzman, Anna Scott, Jolie Myers, Christian Bordal, Ryan Kailath