Performance Studies

This collection of studies considers the performance aspects of the texts of professional wrestling.

Final Publications


Published Elsewhere

  • Michael Atkinson. (2002). “Fifty Million Viewers Can’t Be Wrong: Professional Wrestling, Sports Entertainment, and Mimesis.” Sociology of Sports Journal 19, p. 47-66.
  • Michael R. Ball. (1990). Professional Wrestling as Ritual Drama in American Popular Culture. Edwin Mellen Press.
  • Broderick Chow. (2014). “Work and Shoot.” The Drama Review 58(2), p. 72-86.
  • Broderick Chow and Eero Laine. (2014). “Audience Affirmation and the Labour of Professional Wrestling.” Performance Research 19, p. 44-53.
  • Broderick Chow, Eero Laine, and Claire Warden. (2017). Performance and Professional Wrestling. Routledge.
  • Rob Connick, Rob. (2010). Review of “WWE Raw: Road to Summerslam” and “WWE Raw Live.” Theatre Journal 62, p. 118-120.
  • Gerald Craven and Richard Moseley. (1972). “Actors on the Canvas Stage: The Dramatic Conventions of Professional Wrestling.” The Journal of Popular Culture 6, p. 326-36.
  • George E. Kerrick. (1980). “The Jargon of Professional Wrestling.” American Speech 55, p. 142-45.
  • Edward Portnoy. (2006). “Freaks, Geeks, and Strongmen: Warsaw Jews and Popular Performance, 1912-1930.” The Drama Review 50, p. 117-35.