Traditional wrestling is part of Senegal’s cultural heritage and plays an important role in the education and social integration of young men.
Often dismissed as ‘horseplay,’ sexual assaults perpetrated by boys athletes against their teammates persist in high school sports, a researcher observes.
The sport has seen a revival in recent years. But it will take regulation to remove its reputation as a low-brow form of entertainment
New sports are being added to the Olympics all the time in an effort to remain relevant to younger audiences, while others (sorry baseball) are left out.
The more they fight, the more popular they become – and the more pushback they receive.
When Senegal face Poland in their first World Cup match in Russia, the whole nation will be roaring them on to victory.
Could the WWE’s grip on professional wrestling be weakening?
US and Japanese tech companies are building fighting megabots to kicktstart what they envisage as a sporting franchise on the scale of Formula 1.
European football matches allow African fans to partake in the aspirational dreams exported worldwide by the Premier League or the Champions League.
As a candidate, Donald Trump – whose relationship with the WWE spans nearly 30 years – emulated the bombastic style of a pro wrestler. As president, it might be doing him more harm than good.
Wrestling is Senegal’s national sport. But the presence of an ethnic discourse within the sporting arena may well threaten the notion of the multi-ethnic nation state.
The revelation that PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel financed the Hulk’s lawsuit against Gawker raises important questions in the battle between privacy and a free press.
Hulk Hogan is suing Gawker for $100 million in a case that not only could bankrupt the media empire known for its gossip but could erode the First Amendment as well.
A bawdy, sexist, overblown spectacle that celebrates a particularly regressive form of masculinity? The same might be said of a good deal of theatre – not to mention culture generally.