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We should really have a ROLLER DERBY thread!

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I don't have a lot of knowledge or things to share, other than that I'm super excited that I found the full soundtrack to Rollergames on YouTube!

This was a show I got into in the late 80s because of the pro wrestling similarities, but also because it aired on a lineup with American Gladiators, WWF Superstars, and NWA World Wide Wrestling.

I was always interested in the overlap in pro wrestling and roller derby history and this thread seems like a good place to be a catch-all for this topic. I'm sure others know more than I do.

 

 

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One important thing to clarify:

Modern roller derby doesn't have nearly the amount of overlap with pro wrestling that the old stuff does.  The 2000s revival *started* as an ironic hipster sorta thing, but it's evolved into a real sport that just keeps some of the old aesthetics.  So i imagine this would mainly be a retro thread, not that that's a bad thing!

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Yea it grew out of a lot of...i guess you could say feminist/punk/riot grrl-ish circles who grew up on Rollergames?  It's actually real neat how it developed!

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