pro wrestling

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Wrestling’s new golden era, packed into a Toronto church basement

TV shows like Netflix’s ’GLOW’ help mainstream viewers better understand wrestling. Rather than campy combat, they see performance art. And in Toronto, they see the real thing.
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Pro wrestling’s surprising Prairie roots

A Lakehead University scholar provides a ’matside people’s history’ of pro wrestling in 19th-century Manitoba
Player Uno tastes Shayne Hawkes’s boots. (Photograph by Martin Patriquin)

Inside the crazy, rowdy world of pro wrestling in Montreal

Text and photographs by Quebec bureau chief Martin Patriquin
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’Push yourself to total self-destruction’

The Ultimate Warrior, wrestling’s mad genius, passes on in a nimbus of glory