Here is a link to an article I wrote for The Irish Times about how Roland Barthes and the WWF (circa early 1990s).
Barthes wrote about (French) wrestling in the 1950s and it reminded me a lot of my own fascination with the WWF when I was 8 or 9. It was great to reflect on some of the characters of the time like these guys:
and my personal favourite:
Barthes makes it all seem so profound….