Reigning WWE heavyweight champ Seth Rollins poured on the heel-tastic mic skills tonight in Cleveland, taunting the crowd and telling them that neither LeBron James nor Johnny “Idiot-Face” Manziel—who was in attendance—would ever bring them a title. »
WWE gave wrestling legend Dusty Rhodes its most esteemed tribute before the opening of tonight’s Money In The Bank PPV, as the entire company’s roster stood in silence for the traditional ten-bell salute to “The American Dream.” »
On a day when we mourn the death of one of Ric Flair’s biggest rivals, the “Nature Boy” himself took the court during a first-half time out to try and pump up the crowd at Cleveland’s arena. He still has it... some of it. “WOOO!” »
Welcome to Deadspin’s irregular pro wrestling column, in which Tom Breihan and Ernest Wilkins will comb through the past month or so of superkicks, lariats, and 450 splashes in search of the greatest things that this most American of artforms has given us. »
Welcome to Deadspin’s new irregular pro wrestling column, in which Tom Breihan and Ernest Wilkins will comb through the past month of superkicks, lariats, and 450 splashes in search of the greatest things that this most American of artforms has given us. »
On Monday Night Raw a few weeks ago, a loud contingent of pro wrestling fans found a new way to disrespect the women pro wrestlers in the ring.
Welcome to Deadspin’s irregular pro wrestling column, in which Tom Breihan and Ernest Wilkins will comb through the past month of superkicks, lariats, and 450 splashes in search of the greatest things that this most American of artforms has given us.
Brock Lesnar, fresh off a commitment to WWE that earned breaking news attention on ESPN, was denied a title rematch on tonight's WWE Raw. It sent the former UFC fighter into a rampage that left announcers, bystanders and even "cameramen" in a wake of destruction. Since Raw announcer Michael Cole was one of those who… »
It happens once a year. It's the perfect episode of TV for our times: a basic-cable version of the selfie, the Twitter @reply and the Facebook status update all rolled into one. The 2015 edition of this great, fascinating occurrence will happen tonight... on a pro wrestling show. It’s one you should probably tune… »
If you thought Brock Lesnar's main event appearance would be the only UFC in your WWE at Wrestlemania tonight, you'd be wrong. Reigning bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey showed up to join forces with The Rock in kicking the asses of Triple H and Stephanie McMahon. It was, as The Rock stated himself, the biggest moment… »
Daniel Bryan's WWE Hall of Fame induction speech for child cancer victim Connor "The Crusher" Michalek not only brought the pro wrestling superstar to tears but also—to the shock of some viewers—tore down the façade of wrestling storylines multiple times, admitting that "everything I've done...is fiction. It's not… »
Brock Lesnar, who is scheduled to defend his WWE heavyweight champion title against Roman Reigns at Wrestlemania 31 this weekend, went on SportsCenter today for an interview with Michelle Beadle. Once there, he announced that he had re-signed with WWE, and will not be returning to UFC. »
The advantage of a pre-determined sport like pro wrestling is that promoters can book the ideal storylines. Usually, that means you'll get a Wrestlemania main event the crowd is excited to see, though usually they're not supposed to be booing the good guy a few days before the big show. Good thing you can edit out… »
Bill Simmons's appearance on WWE Raw may have been a dud, but Jon Gruden taking a break from taping his QB Camp segments to gush about a man in a rabbit suit's flexibility and the fact that you can "watch a movie" on Ryback's back more than makes up for it. He seems to be legitimately amazed by the bunny! Jon Gruden… »
Bill Simmons joined Snoop Dogg as a special guest on tonight's WWE Raw, and if that sounds like the dumbest thing in the world to you, you'd be right. Simmons didn't even take a bump, which is some weak bullshit. Even worse, it appears Simmons may have broken kayfabe by inquiring about the of-late absence of "the… »
The fuzzy lines that divide pro wrestling from UFC got even more blurred tonight on WWE Raw when promoter Paul Heyman offered up a threat that his charge, Brock Lesnar, would return to UFC and "unify" the pro wrestling and MMA heavyweight belts. »