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.  1972. Mythologies. New York: Hill and Wang Publishers
(last accessed August 12th 2019): http://www.english.unt.edu/~simpkins/Barthes%20Myths.pdf
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) https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/019027250807100205
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): https://archive.org/details/ringsidehistoryo00beek
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