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Weird of Sport


Nov 28, 2017

Hello everybody and welcome to another episode of Weird of Sport where J Onwuka (@thenearzone) and Jeff the Professor (@EminentProf) find new ways to tell stories through pro wrestling. This week it's the most direct line: action movies! Are flippy dives the wrestling equivalent of action movie explosions? Who'd be a better John McClane: Steve Austin or Randy Orton? Major topics of the episode are what exactly makes an action movie, what "star power" or "It factor" mean and how they're important to action & to wrestling, and a discussion about whether westerns are action movies (answer? they can be). Tune in for a really good investigation of how these two story forms can meld together!