Requiem for a Warrior

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“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.

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.

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.

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.

Capitalism, Violence, and Male Bodies: The Strange Saga of Vince McMahon

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Wrestling magnate Vince McMahon has earned untold millions by convincing people to pay him for the right to witness his own (possibly deserved) humiliations.

Ironic Masculinity: The Way Forward?

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Oliver Lee Bateman comes to terms with conventional masculinity.

Mansplained: SummerSlam 2013

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Wrestling expert Jim Jividen breaks down this weekend’s pay-per-view extravaganza and ranks every match in SummerSlam history.

Tomboy Tales

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Erin Kelly on smashing stereotypes and using their shattered pieces to your advantage.

Male Bodies and the Lies We Tell About Them: The Making and Faking of Professional Wrestling

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What can a “sport” built around fakery and deception teach us about the lies men tell themselves?

Why I Hate Wrestling Video Games

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Oliver Lee Bateman laments the inability of game developers to produce a video game that captures the unique charms of professional wrestling.

The Royal Rumble: A 30-Man Pro Wrestling Brawl Turns 25 (Part 1)

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In preparation for the most anticipated Royal Rumble in a decade, Jericho Ricardi reviews the highlights of its twenty-five-year history.

Your Marriage Isn’t Typical

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Sadly, our most common criticisms of marriage reveal much more about the critics than the state of contemporary romance.

The 50 Best Matches in WWF/WWE History – Part 2

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Jim Jividen continues with the top 25 matches in WWF/WWE history. They all could have been best match of the year, they call could have been a contender.

The 50 Best Matches in WWF/WWE History, Part I (Plus Football Picks, Week 6!)

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I’ve been watching WWF/E since Snuka came off the top of the cage; I’ve been watching since before I understood better wrestling existed, sort of like eating at McDonalds before you knew there better burgers.