As professional wrestling’s biggest yearly event “WrestleMania” approaches Sunday, Joe Rutland looks back fondly at a time where “sports entertainment” was a welcome diversion.
Oliver Lee Bateman reflects on a forgotten wrestler who embodied the “80s style,” and whose enormous body proved impossible to replicate.
“Jim Hellwig died years ago. He died so the Warrior could live.” Dan Friedman looks at the complexities of the man that didn’t just create a wrestling character, but lived the life of one.
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.
Wrestling expert and ESPN game show champion Jim Jividen previews Wrestlemania XXX.
Historian Oliver Lee Bateman reflects on the unorthodox career of pro wrestler “Playboy” Buddy Rose.
Historian Oliver Lee Bateman reflects on a time when masked wrestlers ruled the American South.
Jim Jividen explains how Richard Sherman’s amazing postgame promo made him the wrestling villain of the week…and previews the Royal Rumble, too.
Wrestling magnate Vince McMahon has earned untold millions by convincing people to pay him for the right to witness his own (possibly deserved) humiliations.
Oliver Lee Bateman comes to terms with conventional masculinity.
Wrestling expert Jim Jividen breaks down this weekend’s pay-per-view extravaganza and ranks every match in SummerSlam history.
What can a “sport” built around fakery and deception teach us about the lies men tell themselves?
Oliver Lee Bateman laments the inability of game developers to produce a video game that captures the unique charms of professional wrestling.
In preparation for the most anticipated Royal Rumble in a decade, Jericho Ricardi reviews the highlights of its twenty-five-year history.