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An Inside Look at Professional Wrestling

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An Inside Look at Professional Wrestling

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WrestleMania, the ultimate star-studded annual event of body slams, drew more than 80,000 to Detroit's Ford Field Stadium last weekend. Guests discuss the business, the passion and the showmanship of professional wrestling.

Guests:

Les Thatcher, former professional wrestler, trainer and host of the Internet talk show Wrestling Weekly; co-author of The Professional Wrestler's Instruction and Workout Guide

Mick Foley, pro-wrestler and author of The Hardcore Diaries