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Research

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

November 2021

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.