Monday, May 12, 2014

Wham!

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As I understand it, state and federal law prohibits mass entertainment in the form of death matches between gladiators and wild animals. So, America has to improvise. We came up with so-called professional wrestling, which gives viewers a similar thrill without any real danger to the participants. This is a down-scale version but you get the idea.

That's not to say, though, that we don't have some spectacles with real risk of horrifying injury. Think of Joan Rivers' plastic surgery, the National Football League and riding motorcycles.
                        
Love that inflatable "alien" in the right rear of some of these shots. Welcome to our world.                          
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9 comments:

Olivier said...

J'adore, superbe série de catch dans la rue. c'est vivant et en catch (dit amateur) il y a très peu de blessés , tout est bien mis en scène, travaillé et retravaillé...et les catcheurs savent ou et comment taper et tomber. Pour suivre pas mal de gala dans l'année, a part une fois (mais a cause du ring qui avait bouge) j'ai pas vu une blessure importante (hors foulure). Ca reste des sportifs super entraînés.

Stefan Jansson said...

I have to confess to not understanding this type of fake wrestling at all. But it seems popular so I guess they are doing something right.

s.c said...

In any event, the action is well photographed. Thanks for showing.

Norma Beishir said...

This is where the guys who end up in the WWE learn to fake it.

It's Monday. Where's Madeleine?

Sharon Anck said...

You got some pretty impressive action shots here.

William Kendall said...

Good action shots, regardless of the fakeness of the occupation!

Luis Gomez said...

I am with Steffe. Great shots Bob.

Jack said...

Wrestling in the streets? Really! The LOU has everything.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

The things men do for fun, je ne comprends pas :)