American Roller Derby

Durning, it's heyday In the 1950's Roller Derby was a popular form of TV sports entertainment with rehearsed comic violence and pre-ordained outcomes. By the 1970's Roller Derby had lost favor with the American public only to be revived in the early 21st century by women in a grassroots movement to restore the competitive side of the sport. Today‚Äôs Roller Derby is played with the emphasis on athleticism and a strictly followed set of rules.