The frequency of injuries in professional wrestling is explored through 4 cases observed in independent wrestling shows in Atlantic Canada, while conducting ethnographic research into professional wrestling fans. Both veteran and younger professional wrestlers suffer frequent and chronic injuries, and tend to manage them as part of a normalization of pain and injury, with negative impacts for the lives and long-term health.



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