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The Short, Spray-Tanned History of Women's Wrestling at SummerSlam

This Sunday, the factions formed by WWE’s now-branded #DivaRevolution will face off in a three-team elimination match at SummerSlam, professional wrestling’s “biggest party of the summer.” The event is one of WWE’s Big Four pay-per-views, second only to WrestleMania in hype and bombast; the collision of this annual… » 8/18/15 12:23pm 8/18/15 12:23pm

Daniel Bryan's Yes! Is The Worked Shoot Of Wrestling Books

Late in Yes!, the new memoir from the great pro wrestler Daniel Bryan, there’s a moment where Bryan comes to an epiphany about what he’s doing in the WWE—the place where he’s been employed since 2009: “I came to the realization that what we were doing in WWE was no longer pro wrestling,” he writes. “Instead, what most… » 7/30/15 7:00pm 7/30/15 7:00pm

Twilight of the Divas: The NXT Revolution in Women's Wrestling Is Here

A revolution began Monday night in the world of women’s athletics. To be fair, the women involved are called divas, this particular realm of athletics goes by the winking nom de plume of sports entertainment, and the revolution was sanctioned—orchestrated, even—by those called, without a dash of irony, The Authority. » 7/14/15 12:12pm 7/14/15 12:12pm

Bad Russian Wrestler Throws Slapping Fit, Starts Brawl


What you are watching is a brief portion of a freestyle wrestling match that took place at Far Eastern Federal University in Vladivostok, Russia. I don’t know if anything preceded this little scuffle, but I imagine the guy in red was getting worked, because those are the kicks and slaps of a desperate, frustrated man. » 4/13/15 5:51pm 4/13/15 5:51pm

Wild Last-Second Comeback Wins 174-Lb. DI Wrestling Title For Penn State

You don't need to know much about wrestling to get what happened here. We start with six seconds left in a match for the 174-lb. Division I national championship, with Penn State's Matt Brown down by a point to Pitt's Tyler Wilps and rules about how you're not allowed to delay the match or lock hands around your… » 3/21/15 10:06pm 3/21/15 10:06pm

Openly Gay WWE Wrestler Blasts Company For Abu Dhabi Shows

Today marks the first of three WWE house shows in Abu Dhabi, and Darren Young is very notably not among the wrestlers making the trip. Young (real name Fred Rosser) came out as gay in 2013, and the United Arab Emirates doesn't have the best human-rights record. WWE says it left Young behind for his own safety, but… » 2/11/15 1:27pm 2/11/15 1:27pm

D-League Announcer Fills Broadcast With Wrestling Catchphrases

RJ Choppy is a sports radio yakker in Dallas, Tex., and he also does play-by-play for the local NBA D-League team, the Texas Legends. D-League games are only shown on YouTube, which gives broadcasters a lot of room to screw around, and Choppy took full advantage of that freedom during a recent game between the Legends… » 1/06/15 11:21am 1/06/15 11:21am

Mark Schultz Is Mad That Foxcatcher Implied A Homosexual Relationship

Foxcatcher has been out for seven weeks, but former Olympic wrestler Mark Schultz apparently just watched it this week, because he's furious with director Bennett Miller over the implications that Schultz had some sort of sexual relationship with insane, murderous billionaire John du Pont. » 1/02/15 5:11pm 1/02/15 5:11pm