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About zkthepoet

Sports and comedy writer from London, England

Simulated authenticity in professional wrestling dialogue

by Lori ‘Zakariyya’ King (2012) Introduction Professional wrestling is a pugilistic assemblance of a theatre-in-the-round-staged set of grappling contests fuelled by melodramatic/folk drama-like storylines. Having come to the attention of television networks in America in the 1950s, wrestling is now … Continue reading

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Interview with Garry Vanderhorne

Garry Vanderhorne aka Shiro Yoshida is the founder of Lucha Britannia, the masked lucha libre pro wrestling promotion making waves in the mainstream media after opening Download Festival in 2010. Vanderhorne’s trains wannabe wrestlers through his London School of Lucha … Continue reading

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Interview with Greg Burridge

British wrestler Greg Burridge has been a mainstay of the British wrestling scene for a decade, mentoring WWE Champion Sheamus when employed as the lead trainer at Irish Whip Wrestling. He now wrestles as ‘Metallico’ and leads the training at … Continue reading

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Interview with Jillian Wallis

Jillian Wallis, Drama Lecturer at University of Greenwich, London, has worked in theatre as a performer, director and teacher since 1987. She has produced and toured theatre all over the United Kingdom and in Europe with her own companies, as … Continue reading

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