Earlier this year, I attended my first independent wrestling show after a long love affair with the sport, and a growing interest in Australia’s wrestling scene. Standing in the queue, I made idle conversation with a gentleman who soon turned to me in surprise, proclaiming, “You know a lot about wrestling, don’t you?” While he didn’t go so far as to add ‘for a girl’ to his churlish statement, the implication was as clear as his surprise.

Wrestling has long been seen as a sport ‘by men, for men’, an exclusive club dominated by masculine ideals and misogyny. But wrestling, like any entertainment medium, changes with the times, and recent years have seen it blossom into a unique and brilliant art form with stories and characters for everyone. It’s part of the reason why I love wrestling so much. 

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Source: IGN.com How Wrestling Has Become Entertainment for Everyone