Professional wrestling

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Professional wrestling, pro wrestling is wrestling done as performance art. It is different from other sports because it is a fixed sport. It is also known as sports entertainment.

Like other athletes most wrestlers train each day to maintain their physical condition. They practice for years to learn to execute moves safely while still making them look dangerous. They suffer many injuries, sometimes severe.[1]

Professional wrestling is done as a show, like a play. Many wrestlers will wrestle in many fights, called matches. They wrestle inside a 'wrestling ring', which is a place with ropes around it. The best wrestlers can win belts, called 'championship titles', to show that they are the best.

The most famous pro wrestler is Dwayne Johnson, performing in the ring as 'The Rock'. In his relatively short career, The Rock quickly became an icon of the industry and his wrestling success has translated into a very successful movie career.[2] Some other well known pro wrestlers are Ric Flair, Hulk Hogan, André the Giant, Sting, "Macho Man" Randy Savage, Bret "The Hitman" Hart, Shawn Michaels, The Undertaker, Triple H, Brock Lesnar, Goldberg, Mick Foley, Stone Cold Steve Austin and John Cena.

The United States, Canada, Mexico, and Japan are countries that have a lot of professional wrestling. The biggest company of professional wrestling is WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment). Once a year, they have a big wrestling event called WrestleMania. Many people like to watch professional wrestling in the audience in the arena or on television.

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