This site houses the newly formed Professional Wrestling Studies Association. Our purpose is to bring together scholars and fans from around the world to discuss, analyze, and critique different aspects of professional wrestling.






About the PWSA

The PWSA is a community of academics, bloggers, journalists, fans, wrestling insiders, and other professionals who study, analyze, discus, and write about professional wrestling.  


PWSA Ringside

PWSA Ringside is an online magazine that publishes smart articles about professional wrestling intended for a broad, general readership. Written by scholars, fans, and wrestling practitioners, PWSA Ringside content offers insightful analysis of professional wrestling beyond the scope of standard wrestling blogs.


Professional Wrestling Studies Journal

Published on a yearly basis, PWSJ is a peer-reviewed, online, academic journal that publishes scholarly work from any theoretical and methodological lens that is rigorous, insightful, and expands our audience’s understanding of professional wrestling past or present.


WrestlePosium I

“WrestlePosium I” is PWSA’s inaugural virtual symposium, set to take place online on Saturday, April 4th, to coincide with WrestleMania. Livestreamed via Zoom, “WrestlePosium I” will feature scholarly presentations, a roundtable discussion, and two keynote addresses.