CM Punk Rips Apart The WWE In Revealing Interview About His Departure

Former WWE champion CM Punk joined Colt Cabana's "The Art of Wrestling" podcast this week and dove deep into why he left the company. There is a ton of interesting stuff in here, and it's certainly worth a listen for hardcore fans who want the most in-depth look into why Punk left the wrestling behemoth. » 11/27/14 2:45pm 11/27/14 2:45pm

Bret Hart On The Montreal Screwjob: "I Would Have Choked Shawn Out"

In 1997, Bret Hart was preparing to leave the WWF for WCW, but he still held the title. So Vince McMahon, opponent Shawn Michaels, and referee Earl Hebner conspired to call a their Survivor Series match early and get the belt off Hart, the titular "screwjob." In a long interview with SI.com, Hart recalls the match,… » 11/19/14 4:20pm 11/19/14 4:20pm

Wrestling Legend Mick Foley Interviews Michael Morse On MLB Network

We love when old-time wrestling heroes intersect with "real" sports, so it was a treat on MLB Network this afternoon when Mick Foley joined the MLB Now panel for an interview with San Francisco's Michael Morse. Tune in for the Daniel Bryan conversation, stay for the reference to Mick Foley not having a right ear! » 10/16/14 4:40pm 10/16/14 4:40pm

Scott Steiner Blasts The Current State Of Pro Wrestling

Grotesquely inflated WCW and WWE veteran Scott Steiner was one of the most mush-mouthed rambling interviews this side of the Ultimate Warrior, so it's something of a surprise to see his quotes in the Miami Herald on what he believes is the sorry state of pro wrestling. Whether he's right or not, he's not stupid about… » 7/29/14 4:21pm 7/29/14 4:21pm

Meet the Man Who Makes WWE's Official Championship Belts in His Garage

In pro wrestling, the moves may be fake choreographed, but the glittering gold-and-leather championship belts are very real. And while most of what happens at the WWE comes out of an enormously wealthy corporate powerhouse, CNN Money shows us the humble origins of those testosterone-cherished waist trophies: Dave… » 5/24/14 3:28pm 5/24/14 3:28pm

Unedited, Unaired WWE Smackdown Broadcast Leaks Online


WWE Smackdown, set to air tonight, was filmed on Tuesday—that's no surprise. But for the first time, a pre-production broadcast of the show—with unedited crowd noise, missed cues and all—has made its way online. It is, like the Raw script that leaked last month, a genuinely fascinating look at how the spectacular… » 5/23/14 2:31pm 5/23/14 2:31pm

How Did UGA Recruit Bill Goldberg? Well, Bourbon Helped.

For a few years in the late '90s, Bill Goldberg was one of the world's biggest pro wrestlers. But before that, he was a pretty darn good football player, playing DT at Georgia and getting drafted into the NFL. (He would play in 14 games.) On Jim Ross's podcast yesterday, Goldberg shared stories of how he ended up a… » 5/22/14 11:35am 5/22/14 11:35am

This Is What A WWE Raw Script Looks Like

Pro wrestling is scripted in two senses. The first is, obviously, that match outcomes are predetermined, and that's the one that detractors, missing the point entirely, fall back on to taunt viewers. (Though WWE did have a problem with leaked outcomes last year.) The second is almost more important: All the planning… » 5/01/14 3:44pm 5/01/14 3:44pm

"Stone Cold" Steve Austin Gives A NSFW Defense Of Gay Marriage

WWE megastar "Stone Cold" Steve Austin made these comments on his podcast months ago, but they're just now making the rounds in wrestling circles, and they're more than worth highlighting. From the man who wrote his own chapter and verse, it's a very forceful and in-character stand in favor of gay marriage. » 4/23/14 12:34pm 4/23/14 12:34pm