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Some Thoughts After Attending Three Great Nights Of WWE In Brooklyn

I’m obsessed enough about pro wrestling to have spent $340 to go to Summerslam this past weekend.... to sit in $75 nosebleed seats, since my order for floor seats apparently never went through. That was the second of three nights of sold out WWE action that I saw in Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, 12+ hours of live… » 8/25/15 5:42pm Tuesday 5:42pm

Dudley Boyz Return To WWE, And You Better Believe There Were Tables Involved

New Day seized the WWE Tag Team championship during last night’s SummerSlam pay-per-view, but their victory lap on tonight’s Raw was cut short by a duo that hasn’t been seen on pro wrestling’s biggest promotion in ten years: Bubba Ray and D-Von Dudley. The Dudley Boyz—who, in WWE’s Attitude Era popularized the use of… » 8/24/15 9:00pm Monday 9:00pm

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

Remember When Steve Austin Hit Donald Trump With The Stone Cold Stunner?

With GOP frontrunner Donald Trump earning his way into daily headlines—often in the grossest way possible—it’s worth remembering The Donald’s long affiliation with professional wrestling. Trump played host to some early Wrestlemania events, and famously “bought” WWE Raw, only to sell it back the next week. But our… » 8/10/15 3:00pm 8/10/15 3:00pm

Report: WWE Hall Of Famer "Rowdy" Roddy Piper Is Dead [UPDATES]

Roddy Toombs, best known for portraying “Rowdy” Roddy Piper in both the former WWF and WCW, is dead at the age of 61 according to a TMZ report. He was central to the explosion of WWF’s popularity, with his feuds against Hulk Hogan and Mr. T playing prominent roles in the creation of the first Wrestlemania and its 1986… » 7/31/15 6:20pm 7/31/15 6:20pm

Seth Rollins Helps Jon Stewart Present All His Fake Arby's Slogans

Longtime viewers of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart know that Arby’s is one of the program’s most frequent targets. Tonight’s program featured a supercut of Stewart’s fake endorsements, many of which were for that very fast food chain—and the whole segment features WWE champ Seth Rollins...for some reason. » 7/30/15 11:36pm 7/30/15 11:36pm

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

Hulk Hogan Refers to “Fucking Niggers” in Leaked Transcript

World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. has cut ties with the professional wrestler Hulk Hogan, reportedly due to sealed transcripts quoted by the National Enquirer and Radar on Friday morning in which Hogan (real name: Terry Bollea) refers to black people as “fucking niggers” and admits that “I am a racist, to a point.” » 7/24/15 10:25am 7/24/15 10:25am

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

Vince McMahon’s Rules For WWE Announcers Allegedly Leaked

Over on Squared Circle, the subreddit for professional wrestling, a user has posted eight pages of what purports to be instructions and rules given to WWE announcers a few years ago about everything from how they should dress to specific phrases they should avoid. You can view the notes in the imgur embed below, or… » 7/08/15 12:50am 7/08/15 12:50am