The research is broken down into three work packages:
September – March 2020
The team interviews numerous figures from across the British wrestling community. This includes wrestlers, promoters and referees. Questions focus on issues such as: injury and management of pain, head injuries and concussion protocol, mental health, responsibility for wrestlers’ wellbeing, and the prevalence of medical support.
March – November 2021
The data is written up into two journal articles
The final stage of this project is a roundtable event which will bring together stakeholders to engage with the findings of the project, an exhibition of images and stories, and a celebratory Wrestling Resurgence event to showcase the innovative practice of wrestlers.