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

Watch The Undertaker And The Late Paul Bearer On An Old Episode Of

Former WWF and WWE manager Paul Bearer (real name: Bill Moody) died last night at the age of 58. If you haven't already, read the essay The Masked Man wrote for us two years ago about The Undertaker. And in the meantime, check out this weird little gem from 1991, when The Undertaker and Paul Bearer stayed completely… » 3/06/13 3:50pm 3/06/13 3:50pm

The Quirks Of Gambling On Professional Wrestling

Since the dawn of time, it's been mankind's dream to own the Sports Almanac from Back To The Future Part II. If one could know the result of a sporting event beforehand, one could make untold riches by gambling on it. While the Novikov self-consistency principle — or perhaps Calvinism — means this can't happen, what if … » 4/05/11 11:30am 4/05/11 11:30am

(Un)dead Wrestler Of The Week: The Undertaker

An occasional feature in which we honor the sport's fallen and examine their legacies. Today we have a special edition of Dead Wrestler of the Week: The Undertaker, who defeated Triple H last night in WrestleMania 27 and who, while still very much alive, has long been a death-obsessed figure in a death-haunted sport. » 4/04/11 4:20pm 4/04/11 4:20pm