Professional Wrestling In Japan – Final Autoethnography Project

Below is my final autoethnography project podcast on professional wrestling in Japan, which had a focus on the style used in Japanese professional wrestling, and the way in which the crowd reacts.

This Podcast features the song “Werq” from incompetech.com, available under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License

Previous Posts:

Professional Wrestling In Japan – An Autoethnography Project

Wrestling in Japan – Researchers Cultural Framework

Live Tweets

Katsuyori Shibata vs Tomohiro Ishii – G1 Climax 23, Day 4, 2013

Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Kota Ibushi – Wrestle Kingdom 9, 2015

References

Christou, L. (2018). New Japan Pro-Wrestling: the organisation challenging WWE for global dominance – Verdict. [online] Verdict. Available at: https://www.verdict.co.uk/new-japan-pro-wrestling-wrestle-kingdom/ [Accessed 21 Oct. 2018].

Gerardi, M. (2014). [online] A.V Club. Available at: https://aux.avclub.com/an-introduction-to-the-brutal-spectacle-of-new-japan-pr-1798275194 [Accessed 21 Oct. 2018].

Horton, A. (2018). Identity in Professional Wrestling: Essays on Nationality, Race and Gender. p.184.

Jericho, C. and Fornatale, P. (2014). A Lion’s Tale. New York: Grand Central Publishing, p. 288, 354.

MacFarlane, The University of South Australia, K. (1). A Sport, A Tradition, A Religion, A Joke: The Need for a Poetics of In-ring Storytelling and a Reclamation of Professional Wrestling as a Global Art. Asiatic: IIUM Journal of English Language and Literature, 6(2), 136-155. Retrieved from http://journals.iium.edu.my/asiatic/index.php/AJELL/article/view/265

Nippon. (2014). A Brief History of Japanese Professional Wrestling. [online] Available at: https://www.nippon.com/en/features/h00082/ [Accessed 21 Oct. 2018].

Thompson, L. (1986). Professional Wrestling in Japan — Media and Message. International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 21(1), pp.65-81.

Tsukino, S. (2017). Strong Style: Japanese Wrestling in a nutshell. [online] destructoid. Available at: https://www.destructoid.com/strong-style-japanese-wrestling-in-a-nutshell-429882.phtml [Accessed 21 Oct. 2018].

Yeates, W. (2018). A Look At NJPW’s International Expansion – Last Word on Pro Wrestling. [online] Last Word on Pro Wrestling. Available at: https://lastwordonprowrestling.com/2018/02/17/a-look-at-new-japan-pro-wrestlings-international-expansion/ [Accessed 21 Oct. 2018].

 

 

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