Follow the Buzzards: Pro Wrestling in the Age of COVID-19

ECW. Oct. 2022. 280p. ISBN 9781770415980. pap. $19.95. SPORTS
Few aspects of world society have remained unaffected by COVID. Sports and entertainment changed as their spectators, their lifeblood, were suddenly taken away. Individual sports and types of entertainment tried to adjust spontaneously, including the pro wrestling industry, which tried various methods to remain relevant, many of which can now, more than two years later, be considered creative and quite successful, leaving the sport cautiously optimistic about its future viability. There is arguably no one better to tell this story than Inside the Ropes wrestling columnist and television producer Greenberg (48 Hours; Too Sweet: Inside the Wrestling Revolution). Given nearly unlimited access to all of pro wrestling’s many factions between January 1, 2020, up through the beginning of 2022, Greenberg has reviewed the industry’s day-by-day events during that time, cleverly pointing out parallels to many of the world’s political events and news.
VERDICT A timely, often humorous account, well-written in the jargon of the pro wrestling industry. A must for wrestling fans and historians, and recommended for all libraries that serve either population.
Comment Policy:
  • Be respectful, and do not attack the author, people mentioned in the article, or other commenters. Take on the idea, not the messenger.
  • Don't use obscene, profane, or vulgar language.
  • Stay on point. Comments that stray from the topic at hand may be deleted.
  • Comments may be republished in print, online, or other forms of media.
  • If you see something objectionable, please let us know. Once a comment has been flagged, a staff member will investigate.



We are currently offering this content for free. Sign up now to activate your personal profile, where you can save articles for future viewing