Dr. Barry York, is a widely published historian and writer. Hailing from Brunswick , Melbourne , he weighs in at 110 kilos and stands at 190 centimetres. One of his biggest mistakes in life was made in the late 1970s when he opted for an academic career over a professional wrestling one. He argues that pro-wrestling, as we know it today, could not have happened without the European Renaissance of the fifteenth century, the French Revolution of 1789 and the Industrial Revolution of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.