Roland Barthes & the WWF

Here is a link to an article I wrote for The Irish Times about how Roland Barthes and the WWF (circa early 1990s).

http://www.irishtimes.com/culture/treibh/sa-chró-le-barthes-1.2292245 

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:

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and 220px-Randy_Savage_1986

and my personal favourite:

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Barthes makes it all seem so profound….

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