Episode 3: The Kayfabe Spectacle

For episode 3, Mario discusses the ridiculous world of professional wrestling with Manny. They breakdown a few of the terms and principles that underlie this industry of manipulation - one that feeds an audience that is hungry for something real, with performances that are generally perceived as absurdly unreal. To what degree do we essentially develop our own personal wrestling characters and performances to interact with our audiences on a daily basis? This negotiation between performance and spectators makes professional wrestling a truly unbelievable spectacle within a world where people simply want something to believe in.


This is a two parter. Check out part 2, which delves more into the labor exploitation of the professional wrestler.