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Professional wrestling, or pro wrestling, is a form of sporting theatre which contains strong elements of mock combat and catch wrestling. Matches are prearranged by the promotion's booking staff and contain choreographed content and scripted outcomes. Its origins  date to 19th-century carnival sideshows  and music halls, as part of displays of athleticism and strength. Modern professional wrestling usually features striking and grappling  techniques, which are modeled after diverse sets of wrestling and pugilistic  styles from around the world.

Professional wrestling is especially prevalent in Japan and North American countries. In Brazil, it was very popular from the 1960s to the early 1980s, where it was called Telecatch. High-profile figures in the sport have become celebrities or cultural icons in their native or adopted home countries. Although professional wrestling started out as petty acts in sideshows, traveling circuses and carnivals, today it is a billion-dollar industry. Revenue is drawn from ticket sales, television broadcasts, branded merchandise and home video. Recently, internet programming has also been utilized, adding to the aforementioned methods. Broadcasting, known on the internet as streaming, of live and past events is foremost in internet-related revenue earnings. Pro wrestling was instrumental in making pay-per-view a viable method of content delivery. Annual shows such as WrestleMania, Bound For Glory and the Royal Rumble are ...
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