英会話ブログ その638     American Pro Wrestling (1)

2015/06/04

Where can you watch action, violence, romance, drama and (sometimes) blood ?  No, not at the cinema.  You can see all of these things in pro wrestling !

Although pro wrestling has slipped a bit from its popularity peak in the 1990s, it still has a lot of fans around the world.

Greco-Roman or "real" wrestling is a serious sport, included in the Olympics.  The show that we know today as professional wrestling started out as real wrestling, but in the early 1900s a promoter named Toots Mondt decided to promote wrestling events as "Shows" with hero, villans, pre-determined winners and time limits so more matches could be included.

The moves that are popular today, such as flying drop kicks and realistic-looking (but soft) body blows were developed at this time.                                (G.K)


英会話表現&英単語
slip from its popularity peak           絶頂期を過ぎる
in the 1990s                            1990年代
start out                               始まる
villan                                 悪役、悪党
pre-determined winners                  予め決められた勝者

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