The Perils of Pro Wrestling, for Boys and Girls

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Maybe you believe pro wrestling is real, maybe you don't. In any case, teenagers who watch pro wrestling apparently make it real. A study suggests younger viewers have a tendency toward violence. The young wrestling fans tend to carry weapons, or fight on dates. It's not clear if they also wear tight pants, use stage names or scream at the camera. But the study does suggest that pro wrestling has a greater influence on girls than on boys.

STEVE INSKEEP, host:

Good morning, I'm Steve Inskeep. Maybe you believe pro wrestling is real, maybe you don't. But in any case, teenagers who watch pro wrestling apparently make it real. A study suggests younger viewers have a tendency toward violence. The young wrestling fans tend to carry weapons or fight on dates. It is not clear if they also wear tight pants, use stage names, or scream at the camera. But the study does suggest that pro wrestling has a greater influence on girls than on boys. You're listening to Smackdown Edition.

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