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Wrestling has a captive audience with same-day telecasts

Published Thu, May 8, 2014 · 10:00 PM
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IT'S a strangely addictive sport - some say entertainment - where grown men dressed in colourful gear battle one another in the ring.

Welcome to WWE, short for World Wrestling Entertainment, where larger-than-life wrestlers and scripted storylines keep fans worldwide enthralled.

Fans in Singapore got their first taste of wrestling action in 1991 on then-Channel 5 or by renting video tapes. Now, they watch it every night on cable TV.

There are no official numbers as to how many fans there are in Singapore, but the demand has been strong enough for cable provider Star…

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