David Shoemaker

Writer for Grantland and Deadspin, and author of the book The Squared Circle: Life, Death, and Pro Wrestling.

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Writer for Grantland and Deadspin, and author of the book The Squared Circle: Life, Death, and Pro Wrestling.

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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.

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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.

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