Parallax Views w/ J.G. Michael

Ep. 77: Journalist David Bixenspan on Reporting on Pro Wrestling & Wrestlemania 35

April 3, 2019

On the eve of WrestleMania 35, which will be presented by WWE this Sunday April 7th, 2019, journalist David Bixenspan joins us on this edition of Parallax Views to discuss his reporting on the world of pro wrestling. Hot off the heels of John Oliver's recent segment on treatment of pro wrestlers within the industry, David and I discuss all of wrestling's various controversies from pay to steroids to the depiction of race and gender in the sports entertainment spectacle. Additionally, we discuss how media has covered the topic over the years and how the product has changed through the decades.

Links and Resources for This Episode:

Fall Guys: The Barnums of Bounce

David Bixenspan Article Archive

The Concussion Legacy Foundation (founded by former WWE superstar Chris Nowinski)