Wrestling on television today is a window into the basis of the American
culture. It shows our need for violence and sex at an accessible arena. It's not
extremely graphic but it's what serves a wide variety of audiences. It reaches a
wide range of people, everyone from 10-12 year olds and elderly men and women.
The largest demographic for them is the 18-24 year olds.
Today in the American society the highest rated weekly television show is the
WWF "RAW IS WAR" followed closely by the WWF "WARZONE". Both of
these shows are wrestling shows. Wrestling is not a very complex sport, It basically
is two combatants trying to beat up each other until one either is counted down with
there shoulders on the mat for 3 seconds, till they submit, are knocked unconscious,
or are disqualified. The way to get disqualified in most matches is to bring and
weapon to the ring, have out side interference by a team member, or be outside the
ring for more the a ten second count by the ref. To score these victories they use
some moves that are very technical and precise but other moves our punches and
kicks. The wrestlers dress in mostly bright colored and tight clothes that have there
name or "catch phrase" written on it.
Wrestling goes straight to it's demographic audience when it gets sponsors
like Castrol motor oil, RC cola, Chef Boyarde, and Tower Records. The color
commentators plug these every chance they get before or after the matches. The
fans of this sport cheer every chance they get and bring large signs for everyone to
see. even though the fans don't physically get into a match, they psychologically
distract some wrestlers with blaring chants that go straight to the wrestlers brain.
There are 2 announcers that sit at ringside and tell the actions of the match witch
includes telling who did what, what happened on previous shows, and why 2
wrestlers are engaged in this type of combat. Even... [continues]
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