WWE and WizKids: An opportunity to rethink game theory

by David Beard, Associate Professor of Rhetoric, University of Minnesota Duluth WizKids has announced that they have licensed WWE intellectual property for their tabletop games. WizKids, the leader in high-quality pre-painted miniatures and established board games, today announced a new multi-year licensing partnership with WWE, with plans to bring the organization’s iconic Superstars to the … Continue reading WWE and WizKids: An opportunity to rethink game theory

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Women’s Wrestling and the Erasure of History

by David Beard, Associate Professor of Rhetoric, UM Duluth The history of women in wrestling was given a brief overview in Chris Kelly's August 10th essay in The Washington Post "Lifestyle Section," "The Women Wrestlers of WWE Have Created a Movement. Is it Built to Last?" But the history is partial, only reaching back as far … Continue reading Women’s Wrestling and the Erasure of History

Nylons and Midriffs: What’s Happening in Women’s Wrestling (July 30, 2018)

Wow wow wow good wrestling fans. Have we got a lot to talk about this week! Unlike previous installments, my thoughts for each category this week are more general. I am currently in the midst of a move out of the city (Chicago) to Evanston, so admittedly I didn't have the sharpest eye to wrestling … Continue reading Nylons and Midriffs: What’s Happening in Women’s Wrestling (July 30, 2018)