Analysis of the collusive tactics implemented by the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) and the territorial wresting system at large

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dc.contributor.advisor Bohanon, Cecil E.
dc.contributor.author Sparzo, Nicholas
dc.date.accessioned 2017-08-01T12:46:04Z
dc.date.available 2017-08-01T12:46:04Z
dc.date.issued 2017-05
dc.identifier.other A-379
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/123456789/200877
dc.description.abstract Professional wrestling, the enigmatic medium of entertainment enjoyed by millions to this day, was once practiced and distributed in a manner different from what most modem fans are accustomed to experiencing. Rather than one company, like the WWE, bringing their menagerie of performers to various locations and across television sets throughout out the world, the majority of professional wrestling used to be provided on a local level, with various industry members controlling the sport within their· city or region. A collection of these providers would go on to unify their efforts, creating a group called the National Wrestling Alliance. This "NWA" quite literally aligned its members into a collaborative effort to shield one another's location of control, or "territory," from any threats within the market. Whether these potential threats came from outside competition or from insubordination within the organization itself, the various alliance members were there to help eliminate any hardship experienced by their peers. Such practices provide several illustrations of the economic concept referred to as "collusion." In this piece, I analyze the National Wrestling Alliance's use of collusion to achieve security and power in the professional wrestling industry. My analysis ofthe collusive practices spans from the creation of the National Wrestling Alliance, throughout its life as a collusive body, to its fall from its position of economic power. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Honors College
dc.subject.lcsh Economics.
dc.title Analysis of the collusive tactics implemented by the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) and the territorial wresting system at large en_US
dc.type Undergraduate senior honors thesis.
dc.description.degree Thesis (B.?) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/uhtbin/catkey/1851961


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