A Raw Export

Pro wrestling is often derided for its fake drama, and pageantry, as well as its violence, lack of subtlety, and over-the-top, macho characters. However, pro wrestling continues its sleeper hold on our culture precisely because of its compelling combination of masculinity, violence, and drama.

Update: Due to a few editing errors in the print version of this article, we’re making an updated PDF version of this Culture Review available for download here.