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Wrestling in New York
Posted on January 31, 2012 , by junowebdesign
New York State is the home of My Wrestling Room. Not only do we follow high school and college wrestling through out the whole of the USA, we have a healthy wrestling fraternity right here in New York.
Professional wrestling, as in people paying to see wrestlers for entertainment started way back int eh 1840s when carnivals would bring wrestlers to town. They would dare other contenders to step into the ring with them, these iron men would generally toss out their opponent, much to the delight of the crowd.
During the late 19th and early 20th century, this type of show wrestling was dominated by two wrestlers, Martin "Farmer" Burns and Frank Gotch. Burns fought 6000 opponents during his time and only probably lost 10 matches. He also trained Gotch to be one of the best wrestlers in the country. As you can imagine, some of the moves back then, such as "the hook" are totally illegal in modern day wrestling.
Wrestling became increasingly popular across the country and with the introduction of television, many matches were broadcast.
After the 50's there seemed to be a slow down in wrestling right up until the 80s when it came back with a vengeance and characters such as Hulk Hogan.
This kind of showman ship wrestling is very different to the type you see in high schools and universities, it is all about wowing the audience and started way back in the times of the carnival and circus.
The popularity has grown and today, WWE and other federations have huge followings. Many people have different opinions about this particular type of wrestling, for instance, is it staged? Are they really doing anything in the ring? Or is it all a show?
Well, as long as the sport continues in every form, the team at My Wrestling Room are pretty happy.