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15 Biggest Differences Between WWE And Japanese Wrestling

10 December 2014 2:07 PM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

The professional wrestling industry has undergone a lot of changes over the decades. From the days of being a carnival attraction involving strong men, to Joseph ‘Toots’ Mondt’s introduction of ‘Slam Bang Western Wrestling’ in the 1920s, to the phenomenon of ‘sports entertainment’ seen in WWE today, it is an industry that is constantly evolving.

Across the Pacific Ocean, pro wrestling in Japan has also changed over time. What started off as a slight offshoot of sumo wrestling turned into a very ‘strong’ sport with elements of mixed martial arts and legitimately tough wrestlers.

This article will look at the 15 biggest differences between WWE and Japanese pro wrestling, a.k.a. puroresu. It will feature physical differences, such as format of arenas and number of wrestlers in the matches, as well as the differences in psychology and presentation of wrestling as a whole.

Of course, pro wrestling is at its core, »

- Alexander Podgorski

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Hello Kitty Is Not a Cat: She Is a "Personification of a Cat," Say Creators, Plus More Facts About the Cartoon

29 August 2014 4:28 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Baffled! It was revealed this past week that Hello Kitty, the popular cartoon character with whiskers and triangular-shaped ears, is not a cat. "Hello Kitty is not a cat," Christine R. Yano, an anthropologist and the author of Pink Globalization: Hello Kitty's Trek Across the Pacific, told the L.A. Times on Wednesday, Aug. 27. "She's a cartoon character. She is a little girl. She is a friend. But she is not a cat." Yano even dissected Hello Kitty's behavior. "She's never depicted on all fours. She walks [...] »

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