Have you ever played a game so excruciatingly terrible it made you want to cut off your hands, burn out your eyes, and give yourself a partial frontal lobotomy to try and remove any trace of how terrible it was from your brain because just the thought of it would make your blood boil with … Continue reading Review: WWE 2K18 – AKA: The worst game I ever played
Background In Strategic Sport Marketing (Shilbury, Westerbeek, Quick, Funk and Karg 2014) the authors present a case study which centres on the removal of amateur wrestling as a sport from the Olympic games. In this case study the authors suggest that the eventual survival of wrestling as a sport, in whole or in part, was … Continue reading Public Relations: Case study – Saving the Oldest Olympic Sport
With the rise of convergence and social media culture the influence of mainstream media outlets in political discourse is greater than ever before. The public can now engage in live media, whilst simultaneously commentating with their peers, in a way that can influence politics like never before. With the application of theories from Harvey (2005) … Continue reading Neoliberalism, New Media & The Political Discourse
Exams are over! Holidays have started! What a time to be alive! And so as things return to normal it seems only fitting, on the theme of closure, that we bask in the final piece of the 6 part series from the archive! I feel like there should be some Green Day playing in the background … Continue reading From the Archive: Professional Wrestling for Amateurs – The Final Countdown
Another week of preparing for the end of term has left me short on time - luckily there is still more to go back to from this original series on the misunderstood art of professional wrestling. Previously we sat down with an actual, real life, wrestling machine – O’Shay Edwards – for a look at … Continue reading From the Archive: Professional Wrestling for Amateurs – What, Culture?