Is Women's Wrestling a Professional Sport?


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Women's wrestling is a professional institution because the women who compete in it are paid for their participation. The best-known women wrestlers in the United States are also generally part of professional leagues like WWE.

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Is Women's Wrestling a Professional Sport?
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While women can compete in wrestling professionally, there is some controversy around whether professional wrestling is a sport. Because of the choreographed nature of wrestling, and the fact that competitors often know ahead of time who is going to win the match, some argue that it is instead a form of entertainment. However, others argue that the athletic prowess necessary to compete in professional wrestling qualifies it as a sport.

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