In Which Virgil Tells The Filthiest Andre The Giant Story Of All Time

We haven't run a Virgilbag in quite a while, but some excellent Virgil stories popped up on a Reddit thread earlier today. The best one is a saga involving our Wrestlemania XXX-bound protagonist staying in a hotel with Virgil—and much, much more—but go check out other anecdotes over there. » 6/26/14 4:00pm 6/26/14 4:00pm

Men's Sports Uniforms, Ranked

Summer's in full swing, and there are sporting events all over the damn TV. The World Cup has presented us with lots of excuses to gaze upon Thighlights, but are soccer uniforms really the most awesome uniforms in the sporting world? If not, then what sport has the best uniform? Time for some investigative journalism. » 6/25/14 11:33am 6/25/14 11:33am

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

1,747-Year-Old Wrestling Match Was Fixed

Neat stuff here: Researchers have translated a document from the Roman Empire, and discovered that it's a contract agreed to by two teenage wrestlers before their big match, stipulating that one would be paid to take a dive. Wrestling might be the world's oldest sport, but match-fixing appears to be the second-oldest. » 4/17/14 5:58pm 4/17/14 5:58pm

The Iron Sheik's Wrestling Rise, Drug-Fueled Fall and Twitter Rebirth

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He hates Chris Brown, Miley Cyrus, Sprite, Tony Romo, the Ultimate Warrior, North Korea and Mondays and considers Oprah Winfrey, Peyton Manning, Sarah Silverman and Garth Brooks the "Real Bubba." After years of wrestling foes and demons, the Iron Sheik is off the mat and feistier than ever. » 3/17/14 6:19pm 3/17/14 6:19pm

Scott Hall On Pic With Benoit And Undertaker: "Me, Dead Man And Taker"

Scott Hall tweeted this "1986-ish" picture of himself, his enormous mustache, Chris Benoit, and the Undertaker with the caption "Me, Dead Man and Taker." Although "Dead Man," or "Deadman," is the name for Mark Calaway's original Undertaker/mortician gimmick, he's already referenced as "Taker," so we can safely assume… » 2/28/14 4:40pm 2/28/14 4:40pm

The Amazing True Story Of Victor, The Wrestling Bear

In the 2008 Will Ferrell movie Semi-Pro, which centers on a fictional ABA basketball team, there's a scene where Jackie Moon, played by Ferrell, wrestles with a grizzly bear at halftime of a game. It's an absurd, ridiculous, preposterous scene, and it was, believe it or not, based on a real promotion. On Apr. 2, 1975,… » 2/27/14 11:59am 2/27/14 11:59am

Watch Your Super Bowl Highlights As Narrated By "J.R." Jim Ross

Look, tonight's Super Bowl XLVIII sucked. It lacked everything to which we were looking forward—from Omaha, to Beast Mode to, well, competitiveness. We made things a bit better, though, with the help of wrestling legend Jim Ross. Here's every big play from tonight's game as called by J.R. Enjoy. » 2/02/14 10:21pm 2/02/14 10:21pm

Chael Sonnen Gave An Olympian Money So He Could Go Train In Russia

One of the annoying things about Fox Sports pundit/middling professional fighter Chael Sonnen's troll routine is that if you talk to fight people, they'll swear that in real life he's actually a pretty good guy. Occasionally he'll even drop the pro wrestling heel bit in public and come off as unusually thoughtful,… » 1/17/14 9:57am 1/17/14 9:57am