Author: Rio Goldhammer

Rio Goldhammer was born in London, England, and grew up in Yorkshire. He is a musician best known as the singer for Bradford post-punk band 1919. Rio completed a BA (Hons) in Cultural Studies and an MA in Political Theory at the University of Leeds, before training as a teacher at the University of Huddersfield.

It is quite difficult to suggest that pro wrestling is, or can be, legitimately avant-garde. Barthes’ assertion is true, that “In wrestling, nothing exists except in the absolute, there is no symbol, no allusion, everything is presented exhaustively…”, (More…)