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1Introduction to course

Ladder Match: London and Kendrick vs. Regal and Taylor vs. MNM vs. Hardys, 29 minutes.

Beginning: The Unreal Story of Professional Wrestling, 39 minutes.

2Pre-television wrestlingFinish The Unreal Story of Professional Wrestling, 57 minutes.Pick 1950s wrestler to profile
31950s television

Jim Londos vs. Primo Carnera, 16 minutes.

Gorgeous George vs. Jesse James, 24 minutes.

Killer Kowaksi vs. Edouard Carpentier, 16 minutes.

Antonino Rocca vs. Benito Gardini, 9 minutes.

Lou Thesz vs. Vic Christy, 8 minutes.

Buddy Rogers vs. Pat O'Conner, 32 minutes.

The Fabulous Moolah vs. Joyce Grable, 8 minutes.

Andre the Giant vs. "Big Cat" Ernie Ladd, 19 minutes.

Little Tokyo and Lord Littlebrook vs. Little Louie and Sonny Boy Hayes, 29 minutes.

4Women in wrestlingLipstick and Dynamite, 80 minutes.
5Introduction to the territories: The NWA

Bruiser Brody vs. Dennis Brown, 2 minutes.

Jack Brisco vs. Dory Funk Jr., 36 minutes.

Mark Lewin vs. Terry Funk, 10 minutes.

Greg Valentine vs. Roddy Piper, 21 minutes.

Dusty Rhodes interview, 5 minutes.

Dusty Rhodes vs. Harley Race, 16 minutes.

Pick two territorial wrestlers to profile
6The AWA, part I

Verne Gagne vs. Butcher Boy Hennig, 9 minutes.

High Flyers vs. Bockwinkel and Stevens, 18 minutes.

AWA promos and clips from The Wrestler, 26 minutes.

The Spectacular Legacy of the AWA, 28 minutes.

7The AWA, part IIThe Spectacular Legacy of the AWA, 83 minutes.
8World class championship wrestling

World class intro / Bugsy McGraw promo, 4 min.

Heroes of World Class: The Story of the Von Erichs, 160 minutes.

9World wide wrestling federation

WWE clips, 26 minutes.

Pedro Morales vs. Ivan Koloff, 15 min.

Bruno Sammartino vs. Larry Zbyszko, 13 min.

Bob Backlund vs. Jimmy Snuka, 15 minutes.

Pat Patterson vs. Sgt. Slaughter, 18 minutes.

10Detroit wrestling / Discussion of Drawing Heat

The Sheik vs. Bobo Brazil, 6 min.

Detroit wrestling intro, 4 min.

Clips from I Like to Hurt People, 25 minutes.

11Memphis wrestling / Andy Kaufman

I'm From Hollywood, 60 minutes.

Excerpt from Man on the Moon, 24 minutes.

USWA intro and Jerry Lawler interview, 2 minutes.

Show My Breakfast with Blassie as time allows, Up to 57 minutes.

Special guest: Chris Nowinski

Pick a term paper topic by today

12WWE in the 1980s

WWE clips, 36 minutes.

Hulk Hogan vs. Randy Savage, 28 minutes.

Special guest: Lee Benaka

Pick 1980s wrestler to profile

13WWE in the late 1980s through mid-1990sWWE clips late 1980s to mid-1990s, 87 minutes.Pick 1990s wrestler to profile
14NWA/WCW in the 1980s and early 1990s

NWA/WCW clips, 58 minutes.

The Rock and Roll Express vs. The Andersons, 15 minutes.

The Midnight Express vs. The Road Warriors, 6 minutes.

Ric Flair vs. Rick Steamboat, 41 minutes.

Sting vs. Big Van Vader, 21 minutes.

Special guest: Josh Shea
15The Monday Night War, part I

The Monday Night War, First 62 minutes.

Rey Misterio vs. Psicosis, 16 minutes.

Goldberg vs. Johnny Attitude, 5 minutes.

16The Monday Night War, part II

The Monday Night War, last 33 minutes.

Steve Austin vs. Dude Love, 42 minutes.

17Masculine melodrama and getting' screwedWrestling with Shadows, 93 minutes.

Special guest: Henry Jenkins III

Term paper proposal due

18Good Ol' J. R., part ISpecial guest: Jim Ross
19Good Ol' J. R., part IISpecial guest: Jim Ross
20McMahon, part I

A Current Affair clips from steroid case, 5 minutes.

McMahon, 129 minutes.

21McMahon, part IISpecial guest: Bryce McNeil
22WWE attitude era

WWE clips, 40 minutes.

The Rock vs. Chris Jericho, 23 minutes.

Special guest: Dave Schwartz
23ECWThe Rise and Fall of ECW, 165 minutes.A term paper outline or equivalent writing sample due
24Mick Foley, part ISpecial guest: Mick Foley and teleconference with Walter Gantz
25Mick Foley, part IISpecial guest: Mick Foley
26WWE as transmedia empireSpecial guest: Tom Barreca
27The death of Owen HartClips re: Owen Hart's death, 43 minutes.
28Ethnographies of pro wrestlers' lives, part I

Beyond the Mat, 108 minutes.

The Mania of Wrestlemania, 43 minutes.

29Ethnographies of pro wrestlers' lives, part IISpecial guests: Sharon Mazer and Larry DeGaris
30Contemporary pro wrestlingSpecial guests: Gregory Spicer and Fiona McQuarrie
31Wrestling and masculinity

Jesse Ventura biography clips, 23 minutes.

Wrestling with Manhood, 60 minutes.

Special guests: Henry Jenkins III and Bruce Hardy
32Wrestling as performanceBret Hart vs. British Bulldog, 31 minutes.Special guest: David Everard
33Contemporary WWE, part I

Right to censor clips, 11 minutes.

JBL clips, 16 minutes.

Special guest: Mark Volzer
34Contemporary WWE, part II

Trish Stratus vs. Jazz vs. Victoria, 11 minutes.

Eddie Guerrero vs. Kurt Angle, 31 minutes.

Chris Benoit vs. Shawn Michaels vs. HHH, 37 minutes.

35Contemporary WWE, part IIISpecial guest: Chris Nowinski
36Female westling fandomSpecial guest: Sue Clerc
37The independents

UCW: C. M. Sigmon (w/Mike Wimsatt) vs. Ryan Dookie (w/Sam Ford), 26 minutes.

OVW: The disciples of Synn/Leviathan vs. The Prototype/Rico Constantino/Mr. Black, 11 minutes.

ROH: Xavier vs. Scoot Andrews vs. James Maritato, 8 minutes.

TNA: Samoa Joe vs. Christopher Daniels vs. AJ Styles, 30 minutes.

Special guest: Sheldon Goldberg
38Wrapping up

Presentation of final research projects

Final discussion

39Wrapping up (cont.)Final discussionFinal term paper due


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