November 10, 2022

RI Podcast 24 Extended: R. Tyson Smith - Fighting For Recognition

Dr R. Tyson Smith PhD is the author of Fighting for Recognition. Released through Duke University Press, the book was a result of a long-term ethnographic study that examined the “indy” wrestling scene in New York. That was, in the mid-2000.

Tyson sat down with the Remotely Interested podcast to discuss his past work in this extended discussion of the Michael Cuellari episode.

RI Podcast 24: Michael “Q.T. Marshall” Cuellari – Lessons Learned from Professional Wrestling

Professional Wrestling and Sociology
Barthes, Roland. [1957] 1972. Mythologies. New York: Hill and Wang Publishers
(last accessed August 12th 2019):

Smith, R. T. 2008. ‘‘Passion Work: The Joint Production of Emotional Labor in Professional Wrestling.’’ Social Psychology Quarterly 71:157–76. (2019 Thompson Reuter Impact Factor 1.54)
Smith, R.T. 2014. Fighting for Recognition: Identity, Masculinity, and the Act of Violence in Professional Wrestling, London: Duke University Press.

History of Professional Wrestling

Ball, M. R. 1990. Professional Wrestling as Ritual Drama in American Popular Culture. Lewiston: Edwin Mellon Press.

Beckman, S. M. 2006. Ringside: A History of Professional Wrestling in America. Westport, CT: Praeger (last accessed August 12th 2019):

Morton, G.W. and O’Brien, G. M. 1985. Wrestling to Rasslin’: Ancient Sport to American Spectacle. Bowling Green, MI: Bowling Green State University Popular Press.

One Fall Power Factory- 1FW Training Facility

The Wrestler – A Q.T. Marshall Story

From Wrestler to Coach

Q.T. Marshall vs Bryan Danielson (Danial Bryan WWE)

AEW - The Road to Fight for the Fallen - Episode 01 (3 minutes to 3 minutes 54)

Wigan Snake Pit

Beyond The Mat

Rick Rubin and Smoky Mountain Wrestling

Billy Corgan and the National Wrestling Alliance

Why the News Media is stealing from the Pro Wrestling playbook | Eric Bischoff | TEDxNaperville

All Elite Wrestling

Matt and Nick Massie explaining the formation of All Elite Wrestling

Being The Elite (9 minutes 30 seconds to around 16 minutes 30 seconds – fan interaction segment)


The Major Wrestling Figure Podcast
Two wrestlers that are primarily known for their work with World Wrestling Entertainment turn their love of collectables into a brand and internet-based series

Full Sail University and its ties to professional wrestling / sports entertainment

World Wrestling Entertainment as a publicly traded company

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