1 Introduction to course

Ladder Match: London and Kendrick vs. Regal and Taylor vs. MNM vs. Hardys, 29 minutes.

Beginning: The Unreal Story of Professional Wrestling, 39 minutes.

2 Pre-television wrestling Finish The Unreal Story of Professional Wrestling, 57 minutes. Pick 1950s wrestler to profile
3 1950s television

Jim Londos vs. Primo Carnera, 16 minutes.

Gorgeous George vs. Jesse James, 24 minutes.

Killer Kowaksi vs. Edouard Carpentier, 16 minutes.

Antonino Rocca vs. Benito Gardini, 9 minutes.

Lou Thesz vs. Vic Christy, 8 minutes.

Buddy Rogers vs. Pat O'Conner, 32 minutes.

The Fabulous Moolah vs. Joyce Grable, 8 minutes.

Andre the Giant vs. "Big Cat" Ernie Ladd, 19 minutes.

Little Tokyo and Lord Littlebrook vs. Little Louie and Sonny Boy Hayes, 29 minutes.

4 Women in wrestling Lipstick and Dynamite, 80 minutes.
5 Introduction to the territories: The NWA

Bruiser Brody vs. Dennis Brown, 2 minutes.

Jack Brisco vs. Dory Funk Jr., 36 minutes.

Mark Lewin vs. Terry Funk, 10 minutes.

Greg Valentine vs. Roddy Piper, 21 minutes.

Dusty Rhodes interview, 5 minutes.

Dusty Rhodes vs. Harley Race, 16 minutes.

Pick two territorial wrestlers to profile
6 The AWA, part I

Verne Gagne vs. Butcher Boy Hennig, 9 minutes.

High Flyers vs. Bockwinkel and Stevens, 18 minutes.

AWA promos and clips from The Wrestler, 26 minutes.

The Spectacular Legacy of the AWA, 28 minutes.

7 The AWA, part II The Spectacular Legacy of the AWA, 83 minutes.
8 World class championship wrestling

World class intro / Bugsy McGraw promo, 4 min.

Heroes of World Class: The Story of the Von Erichs, 160 minutes.

9 World wide wrestling federation

WWE clips, 26 minutes.

Pedro Morales vs. Ivan Koloff, 15 min.

Bruno Sammartino vs. Larry Zbyszko, 13 min.

Bob Backlund vs. Jimmy Snuka, 15 minutes.

Pat Patterson vs. Sgt. Slaughter, 18 minutes.

10 Detroit wrestling / Discussion of Drawing Heat

The Sheik vs. Bobo Brazil, 6 min.

Detroit wrestling intro, 4 min.

Clips from I Like to Hurt People, 25 minutes.

11 Memphis wrestling / Andy Kaufman

I'm From Hollywood, 60 minutes.

Excerpt from Man on the Moon, 24 minutes.

USWA intro and Jerry Lawler interview, 2 minutes.

Show My Breakfast with Blassie as time allows, Up to 57 minutes.

Special guest: Chris Nowinski

Pick a term paper topic by today

12 WWE in the 1980s

WWE clips, 36 minutes.

Hulk Hogan vs. Randy Savage, 28 minutes.

Special guest: Lee Benaka

Pick 1980s wrestler to profile

13 WWE in the late 1980s through mid-1990s WWE clips late 1980s to mid-1990s, 87 minutes. Pick 1990s wrestler to profile
14 NWA/WCW in the 1980s and early 1990s

NWA/WCW clips, 58 minutes.

The Rock and Roll Express vs. The Andersons, 15 minutes.

The Midnight Express vs. The Road Warriors, 6 minutes.

Ric Flair vs. Rick Steamboat, 41 minutes.

Sting vs. Big Van Vader, 21 minutes.

Special guest: Josh Shea
15 The Monday Night War, part I

The Monday Night War, First 62 minutes.

Rey Misterio vs. Psicosis, 16 minutes.

Goldberg vs. Johnny Attitude, 5 minutes.

16 The Monday Night War, part II

The Monday Night War, last 33 minutes.

Steve Austin vs. Dude Love, 42 minutes.

17 Masculine melodrama and getting' screwed Wrestling with Shadows, 93 minutes.

Special guest: Henry Jenkins III

Term paper proposal due

18 Good Ol' J. R., part I Special guest: Jim Ross
19 Good Ol' J. R., part II Special guest: Jim Ross
20 McMahon, part I

A Current Affair clips from steroid case, 5 minutes.

McMahon, 129 minutes.

21 McMahon, part II Special guest: Bryce McNeil
22 WWE attitude era

WWE clips, 40 minutes.

The Rock vs. Chris Jericho, 23 minutes.

Special guest: Dave Schwartz
23 ECW The Rise and Fall of ECW, 165 minutes. A term paper outline or equivalent writing sample due
24 Mick Foley, part I Special guest: Mick Foley and teleconference with Walter Gantz
25 Mick Foley, part II Special guest: Mick Foley
26 WWE as transmedia empire Special guest: Tom Barreca
27 The death of Owen Hart Clips re: Owen Hart's death, 43 minutes.
28 Ethnographies of pro wrestlers' lives, part I

Beyond the Mat, 108 minutes.

The Mania of Wrestlemania, 43 minutes.

29 Ethnographies of pro wrestlers' lives, part II Special guests: Sharon Mazer and Larry DeGaris
30 Contemporary pro wrestling Special guests: Gregory Spicer and Fiona McQuarrie
31 Wrestling and masculinity

Jesse Ventura biography clips, 23 minutes.

Wrestling with Manhood, 60 minutes.

Special guests: Henry Jenkins III and Bruce Hardy
32 Wrestling as performance Bret Hart vs. British Bulldog, 31 minutes. Special guest: David Everard
33 Contemporary WWE, part I

Right to censor clips, 11 minutes.

JBL clips, 16 minutes.

Special guest: Mark Volzer
34 Contemporary WWE, part II

Trish Stratus vs. Jazz vs. Victoria, 11 minutes.

Eddie Guerrero vs. Kurt Angle, 31 minutes.

Chris Benoit vs. Shawn Michaels vs. HHH, 37 minutes.

35 Contemporary WWE, part III Special guest: Chris Nowinski
36 Female westling fandom Special guest: Sue Clerc
37 The independents

UCW: C. M. Sigmon (w/Mike Wimsatt) vs. Ryan Dookie (w/Sam Ford), 26 minutes.

OVW: The disciples of Synn/Leviathan vs. The Prototype/Rico Constantino/Mr. Black, 11 minutes.

ROH: Xavier vs. Scoot Andrews vs. James Maritato, 8 minutes.

TNA: Samoa Joe vs. Christopher Daniels vs. AJ Styles, 30 minutes.

Special guest: Sheldon Goldberg
38 Wrapping up

Presentation of final research projects

Final discussion

39 Wrapping up (cont.) Final discussion Final term paper due