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Did bookies take bets in Pro-Wrestling before 'kayfabe' was common knowledge?

I was curious whether bookies actually accepted bets in Professional Wrestling, given that it is now common knowledge that results are And it seems they do! Despite the worked nature, only very few ...
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Is TNA the originator of the six-sided ring?

Is TNA the originator of the six-sided ring?
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Why is Bret Hart considered as a great wrestler?

Why is Bret Hart considered as a great wrestler? What did he do to 4 square ring?
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Why do Wrestlers not step on their opponents backs, when running the ropes? [closed]

In Wrestling, it is often seen, that down opponents turn from their backs to their bellies, when an opponent is running the ropes, which prompts their opponent to jump over them rather than just ...
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What is an RKO in wrestling?

I'm not much of a wrestling fan, but I often hear about a RKO. I know KO (Knock Out) and TKO (Technical Knock Out, where it's not a KO in itself, but the fight is considered one). What is an RKO?
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Why do all "combat" sports always award championship belts (vs. other physical objects)?

Most organized sports award some kind of recognition to the top athlete or team within the sport over some time period. The form these awards take varies from sport to sport. Amateur sports tend to ...
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When/how did US professional wrestling transition from being competitive to being worked?

As I understand it, professional wrestling was initially a legitimate sport. Up until around 1920, the matches were mostly competitive (though there was a healthy dose of match fixing even then.) ...
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What happens when a boxer/fighter/wrestler retires while holding a title?

What happens if the title owner rejects to fight anymore or announces that he/she is retired? Is a new belt made? Should he/she return it?
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How does a six-sided ring contrast from a four-sided ring?

Total Nonstop Wrestling (TNA) fans recently voted to have the company bring back a six-sided ring(1) for their wrestlers to perform in. How does a six-sided ring contrast from a four-sided ring? ...
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Why does Kane wear a mask one week, and the next not? [closed]

Why does Kane wear a mask one week, and the next week he is without a mask?
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