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Why Bad Pro Wrestling Injuries Can Often Be Good News

Pro wrestling injuries suck for the wrestlers who get hurt. For everyone else, they are, weirdly, a good thing. That’s true even this week as one of the WWE’s best performers, its top champion Seth Rollins, suffered multiple knee injuries during a non-televised match in Ireland and will be shelved for the next six to…

Little Girls and Iron Women: NXT TakeOver Makes Women's Wrestling History

Wednesday’s NXT TakeOver: Respect was the site of two firsts: for the first time, two women competed in an Iron Man match, and for the first time, two women closed the show at a WWE special event. It was not the first time, however, that women proved their abilities to a sport (and a company) that for too long refused…

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…

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…

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…