Plot & Details
The world of professional wrestling is peopled by giants of men and women whose names often reflect their size and girth or fierceness. Marketing and public relations play a big part in this multi-million-dollar entertainment industry, in which fan allegiance depends as much on image as skill. This program from the History Channel examines the history of wrestling and its evolution into today's televised spectacles. Interviews with wrestlers, fans, sports historians, and psychologists give the viewer an inside look at the phenomenon of modern pro wrestling. Archival film footage presents excerpts from some of the most exciting matches in the sport's history.