This collection of studies considers the various business and political practices of professional wrestling, from independent promotions to the WWE.
- Karen Corteen and Ajay Corteen. (2012). “Dying to entertain? The victimization of professional wrestlers in the USA.” International Perspectives in Victimology, 7(1), p. 47-53.
- Karen Corteen. (2019) Regulating the harmful, injurious and risky business of professional wrestling. In Young, K. (ed.) The Suffering Body in Sport: Shifting Thresholds of Risk, Pain and Injury Vol: 12. Emerald Publishing Limited, pp. 163-178.
- David Cowley. (2014). “Employees vs. Independent Contractors and Professional Wrestling: How the WWE Is Taking a Folding-chair to the Basic Tenets of Employment Law.” University of Louisville Law Review Online, p. 143-171.
- Dawn R. Deeter-Schmelz and Jane Z. Sojka. (2004). “Wrestling with American values: An exploratory investigation of World Wrestling Entertainment as a product-based subculture.” Journal of Consumer Behaviour 4, p. 132-43.
- Christopher W. Herman et al. (2014). “The Very High Premature Mortality Rate among Active Professional Wrestlers Is Primarily Due to Cardiovascular Disease.” PLoS One 9(11), p. 1-7.
- Ashley Souther. (2007). “Professional wrestling as conflict transformation.” Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice, 19(2), p. 269-275.