The Ultimate Warrior Was An Insane Dick

In his last public appearance, not 24 hours before his death, James Hellwig made clear that there is a distinction between the Ultimate Warrior and the man beneath the facepaint. So it in no way detracts from the respect earned by one of the biggest and most unique characters in wrestling history to point out that… » 4/09/14 3:06pm 4/09/14 3:06pm

The Ultimate Warrior Gave His Own Eulogy A Day Before His Death

After a career built on death rumors, it's finally true. Jim Hellwig, who had legally changed his name to Warrior, died last night in Arizona at the age of 54. Fewer than 24 hours earlier, he appeared on WWE Monday Night RAW, and to celebrate his induction into the WWE Hall of Fame, he addressed the fans one final… » 4/09/14 8:41am 4/09/14 8:41am

WrestleMania Gets New Orleans Newspaper's Front Page

Today's New Orleans Times-Picayune features five pages of coverage of last night's WrestleMania at the Superdome—an event which managed to bleed over into the public consciousness more than usual, thanks in large part to the end of the Undertaker's streak. Still, it's odd to see wrestling get the front page of any… » 4/07/14 2:14pm 4/07/14 2:14pm

Your Field Guide To WrestleMania XXX

WrestleMania is the kind of thing you can really only discuss in superlatives: it's the biggest, the loudest, the most-hyped, the most outrageous, the most ridiculous, and the most fun. Yes, pro wrestling is a totally unique performance art, one of the last direct links to an old, weird America, etc., but more… » 4/04/14 3:54pm 4/04/14 3:54pm

The Glam-Sissy Wrestling Odyssey Of Exotic Adrian Street

Exotic Adrian Street is a former professional wrestler and incomparable icon of style, famous for his flamboyant ring antics and provocative fashion sense years before everyone wore capes and/or makeup. Born in Great Britain in 1940, Street ran away from home (and the coal mines of Wales) to find his fortune when he… » 4/04/14 12:41pm 4/04/14 12:41pm

Grand Jury To Investigate 1983 Death Of Jimmy Snuka's Girlfriend

On May 11, 1983, Nancy Argentino died in a Pennsylvania hotel room from traumatic brain injuries. An autopsy showed injuries consistent with a history of domestic abuse, and her boyfriend initially told the responding officer he had shoved her, causing her to hit her head. No charges were ever brought against the… » 1/28/14 6:03pm 1/28/14 6:03pm

Shawne Merriman's WWE Tryout Didn't Go So Well [Update]

Former Chargers and Bills LB Shawne Merriman has been busy since retiring earlier this year. Last month he showed up at WWE's Performance Center in Orlando, which serves as both a wrestling school and training facility. Though Merriman showed off his bruises from getting in the ring, everyone downplayed the idea that… » 11/21/13 3:55pm 11/21/13 3:55pm

Bid On This Awesome Velvet Painting Of "Macho Man" Randy Savage

I'll be honest: I had reservations about posting this phenomenal eBay listing of a black velvet painting of "Macho Man" Randy Savage and Miss Elizabeth in the style of Gustav Klimt's The Kiss, because I'd like to score it cheap for myself. But the creator of this masterpiece deserves to be compensated for its true… » 9/30/13 10:17am 9/30/13 10:17am

WWE Leaker Strikes Again To Spoil (Some Of) SummerSlam

For five straight pay-per-view events, a Reddit user named "Dolphins1925" revealed the results of every single WWE match before they aired. But with WWE now aware that it has sprung a leak, last night's SummerSlam was our first chance to see if he could do it again. » 8/19/13 4:20pm 8/19/13 4:20pm