Presentation Title

Attitude of a Monday Night War: Reflection of political attitude change in WWE and WCW

Document Type

Panel Presentation

Keywords

WWE, WCW, politics

Biography

Jacob is a senior at Marshall University, who plans to continue his education at Marshall into a Master's degree in History. His area of interest is Early American Republic up to the End of Reconstruction.

Major

History and Political Science

Advisor for this project

Dr. Jamie Warner

Start Date

20-4-2017 1:30 PM

End Date

20-4-2017 2:45 PM

Abstract

Professional Wrestling in America has gone through periods of growth and change through its history. This paper will argue that WWE and WCW is and was a reflection of political culture. Specifically, that during the 1990's and the height of the Monday Night Wars, WWE and WCW were reflective of a larger attitude change in politics, which was illustrated through such groups as D-Generation X and the New World Order.

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Attitude of a Monday Night War: Reflection of political attitude change in WWE and WCW

Professional Wrestling in America has gone through periods of growth and change through its history. This paper will argue that WWE and WCW is and was a reflection of political culture. Specifically, that during the 1990's and the height of the Monday Night Wars, WWE and WCW were reflective of a larger attitude change in politics, which was illustrated through such groups as D-Generation X and the New World Order.