Show of strength

Violence, drama and athleticism – it’s no wonder that wrestling’s popularity is on the rise

1st August, 2009

World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) is an enigma of popular culture. It provokes excitement and ridicule in equal measures.

Yet what cannot be disputed is the fact that, since its inception in the 1940s, its popularity has increased by the decade, garnering new young fans while also managing to hold on to many of its older ones. Can so many millions of fans across the world really be wrong?

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