War Games Revisited

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This blog post revisits the War Games format of professional wrestling, applying Strauss' notion of binary oppositions to examine how the 1989 Great American Bash and 2017 NXT TakeOver: War Games events constructed meaning and defined differing levels of engagement and bodily co-presence with the wrestled television text.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationProfessional Wrestling Studies Association
Publication statusPublished - 21 Nov 2017


  • Binary opposition
  • Professional wrestling

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    • 1 Publication peer-review

    Routledge Taylor & Francis Group (Publisher)

    John Quinn (Peer reviewer)

    11 Mar 2019

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

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    Sports entertainment: toward a high concept of professional wrestling

    Quinn, J., 5 Mar 2019, Convergent wrestling: participatory culture, transmedia storytelling, and intertextuality in the squared circle. Reinhard, C. D. & Olson, C. J. (eds.). Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, (The Cultural Politics of Media and Popular Culture).

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    Open Access
  • Analysing discourse in sports entertainment through multiple modalities

    Quinn, J. & Silveira, C., 2 Apr 2018, In : The Popular Culture Studies Journal. 6, 1, p. 189-203 14 p.

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    Open Access
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