Reception and Fan Studies

This collection of studies considers the reception, audience, and fans of professional wrestling.

Final Publications


Published Elsewhere

  • Tyler Brunette & Birney Young. (2019). “Working stiff(s): a theory of live audience labor disputes.” Critical Studies in Media Communication, DOI: 10.1080/15295036.2019.1582790
  • Chad Dell. (2006). The Revenge of Hatpin Mary: Women, Professional Wrestling and Fan Culture in the 1950s. Peter Lang Publishers.
  • Sharon Mazer. (1998). Professional Wrestling: Sport and Spectacle University Press of Mississippi.
  • Marion Wrenn. (2007). “Managing Doubt: Professional Wrestling Jargon and the Making of ‘Smart Fans.'” In Practicing Culture: Taking Culture Seriously. Eds. Craig Calhoun and Richard Sennett. Routledge.