The Terrible Treatment of Pro-Wrestlers
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Professional wrestling takes a serious toll on the athletes who perform in the ring. As independent contract workers, many wrestlers often lack benefits, pensions, or health insurance. Physical injuries are common, and a disturbingly low number of professional wrestlers have lived past age 50. Daniel O’Sullivan discusses working conditions in wrestling and why, unlike any other major American sport, professional wrestlers aren’t represented by a union.