The Kayfabe Manifesto
The Kayfabe Manifesto

The Kayfabe Manifesto

A manifesto is a declaration of intentions, usually having to do with politics. I don't claim to be the end-all be-all of Professional Wrestling, but I have views that I want to share in order to make people think of ways to evolve the craft.

Gimmick Creation: Alignments *K*

3 Jul 2020 2 minute read 0 comments Sarah Whitaker

In my previous talk about Gimmick Creation, I I talked about virtues and vices to help with Alignment turns. Everyone who is in the business should know what a face and heel is, but what about the person's own morality? People who do evil can get pop...

Business Protection in Pro Wrestling *K*

30 Jun 2020 5 minute read 0 comments Sarah Whitaker

The running gag of the hot dog and a handshake is well-known in Pro Wrestling. Technology has evolved so that even though we don't have contracts involved in the majority of promotions, here are some steps can to ensure that both parties are kept saf...

The State of Professional Wrestling

30 Jun 2020 3 minute read 0 comments Sarah Whitaker

Because I was saved as a child by Professional Wrestling, setting foot in the industry was likely the worst mistake I made in my life. That being said, if I had to fight with my personal demons as well as the demons plaguing the industry, I would hav...

The Kayfabe Onion *K*

22 Jun 2020 3 minute read 0 comments Sarah Whitaker

Before the advent on the internet, kayfabe was a wall between the fans and the workers. To be fair, the day will come that you can't call them marks anymore. They are all smartened up thanks to the internet. I lost my “kayfabe virginity” in 1996 when...

Gimmick Creation: Virtue and Vice *K*

19 Jun 2020 3 minute read 0 comments Sarah Whitaker

Between my theater and screenwriting experience, I have been writing characters online since 1996. When Play-By-Email and e-feds started to pop up, I had my Pro Wrestling when fans like me (at the time) barely knew kayfabe existed. That said, I know...

The 2 to 9 Workrate *K*

16 Jun 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Sarah Whitaker

  A lot of guys talk about workrate when it comes to spots.  First, for those who are new to the business, allow me to talk about workrate. It is the ability to catch people's attention without taking bumps or hurting yourself. One could argue that f...

Professional Wrestling and Audience Needs *K*

12 Jun 2020 6 minute read 0 comments Sarah Whitaker

I am going to start marking which articles are geared towards workers in general with the *K* mark on the title. This denotes that the article is for those who understand kayfabe. Why are characters in the big leagues not drawing like they did in the...

Introduction to the Manifesto Author

11 Jun 2020 4 minute read 0 comments Sarah Whitaker

For those of you who have followed my Facebook, you know about my childhood and teens and how bad they were.  That isn't the focus here, it's the focus on my experience in the Entertainment Industry. Please also realize that I know I don't know every...