Professional wrestling is a form of spectator sport which combines combat disciplines and performing arts, building on them to represent default melee.
Its origins date back to the carnival and music halls of the nineteenth century, which were held demonstrations of fitness and strength.
Modern professional wrestling usually features has grip and aerobatics, as well as various styles of martial arts.
During most of the century, promoters and participants argued that wrestling competition was quite real.
Any pretense of competition was not abandoned at the end of the decade of 1990, when the World Wrestling Federation Vince McMahon began describing its events as only "sports entertainment" with a formal change of name to World Wrestling Entertainment.
Professional wrestling is especially popular in Japan, USA, and Mexico.
Since its flowering in these countries, wrestling has evolved differently in each, creating similar disciplines puroresu calls in Japan and Mexican wrestling in Mexico.