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The Catharsis of Live Wrestling

For some reason, watching men in spandex fight each other makes me feel so much better

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OOne night this past summer, I walked into the gym of a Catholic church in Brooklyn to find a scene of utter chaos. Outlaw Wrestling, a New York–based pro wrestling league, had taken over the space for the night, filling the room with worship of an entirely different…