Nice Guys Finish Last…Due to Chronic Injuries: The Saga of Daniel Bryan

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What will become of pro wrestling’s short, oh-so-normal, and badly injured everyman?

WWE Proves Their Compassion Again

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Pro wrestlers often have the biggest hearts when it comes to helping kids in need.

Why Didn’t I Look Like Ted Arcidi?

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Oliver Lee Bateman reflects on a forgotten wrestler who embodied the “80s style,” and whose enormous body proved impossible to replicate.

Why Nancy Grace is Terrible

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N.C. Harrison examines Nancy Grace’s sensationalistic coverage of a recent tragedy.

We Are All Warriors Today: The Death of a Legend

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N.C. Harrison reflects on the Ultimate Warrior’s death and the Undertaker’s Wrestlemania defeat.

R.I.P: WWE’s Ultimate Warrior

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The world of professional wrestling has lost yet another icon. The Ultimate Warrior passed away on Tuesday, April 8. Just three days after he was inducted into the WWE’s hall of fame.

The Most Transphobic Thing That Ever Happened…

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Oliver Lee Bateman examines one of the most transphobic moments in television history.

Wrestlemania XXX Preview (Special bonus: every Wrestlemania match of all time ranked!)

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Wrestling expert and ESPN game show champion Jim Jividen previews Wrestlemania XXX.

Proving Your Manhood: “Thank You, Sir. May I Have Another?”

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“Absorbing punishment to prove you’re a man seems like the easy way out,” argues Oliver Lee Bateman.

When Unmanliness Was Manly: The Story of “Playboy” Buddy Rose

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Historian Oliver Lee Bateman reflects on the unorthodox career of pro wrestler “Playboy” Buddy Rose.

Behind the Mask: The Amazing True Story of Masked Wrestling in the United States

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Historian Oliver Lee Bateman reflects on a time when masked wrestlers ruled the American South.

Richard Sherman and the 2014 Royal Rumble

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Jim Jividen explains how Richard Sherman’s amazing postgame promo made him the wrestling villain of the week…and previews the Royal Rumble, too.

Dusty Rhodes, the American Everyman

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Oliver Lee Bateman examines one of the most poignant interviews in pro wrestling history, Dusty Rhodes’ “hard times” monologue about working-class masculinity.

Getting Worked by a Pro

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When it comes to professional wrestling, lifelong fan N.C. Harrison is happy to suspend his disbelief.

Ironic Masculinity: The Way Forward?

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Oliver Lee Bateman comes to terms with conventional masculinity.

Why We Need Heroes, and Why AJ Lee is One of Mine

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N.C. Harrison explains why we need heroes, and why pro wrestler AJ Lee is one of his.