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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 3:00pm8/10/15 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 6:20pm7/31/15 6:20pm

Bret Hart On The Montreal Screwjob: "I Would Have Choked Shawn Out"

In 1997, Bret Hart was preparing to leave the WWF for WCW, but he still held the title. So Vince McMahon, opponent Shawn Michaels, and referee Earl Hebner conspired to call a their Survivor Series match early and get the belt off Hart, the titular "screwjob." In a long interview with SI.com, Hart recalls the match,… »11/19/14 4:20pm11/19/14 4:20pm

Grand Jury To Investigate 1983 Death Of Jimmy Snuka's Girlfriend

On May 11, 1983, Nancy Argentino died in a Pennsylvania hotel room from traumatic brain injuries. An autopsy showed injuries consistent with a history of domestic abuse, and her boyfriend initially told the responding officer he had shoved her, causing her to hit her head. No charges were ever brought against the… »1/28/14 6:03pm1/28/14 6:03pm

WWF-Themed Fantasy Football Draft Features Impressive Costumes

On Tuesday, we brought you pictures from a reader who recently held a Game of Thrones-themed fantasy football draft. To our surprise, there are other people out there who like to play dress up while drafting a fantasy football team. This is a apparently thing that people do, and it's a thing that they take very… »9/12/13 12:54pm9/12/13 12:54pm

Virgil Is Selling Photos Of Himself In Grand Central Subway Station Right Now

This afternoon, on a message board devoted to reports of wrestler run-ins (a topic near and dear to our hearts), a poster shared a story that took place Thursday evening, during the heart of the evening rush hour at New York's second-busiest subway station. Virgil, whose last reported sighting was selling signed… »2/22/13 6:55pm2/22/13 6:55pm

2012 Deadspin Hall Of Fame Nominee: Virgil, Pro Wrestling's Saddest Retired "Superstar"

It all began when we stumbled upon Lonely Virgil, after which we learned that many of you had your own Virgil story to share. In time, those stories also included run-ins with other has-been ex-pro wrestlers. And soon enough, Virgil learned that the Virgilbag was a thing. But then, just as quickly as it all began, the… »1/04/13 10:15am1/04/13 10:15am

Where Were You When Virgil Discovered The Virgilbag?

The Virgilbag, our regular collection of readers' encounters with pro wrestlers, is on indefinite hiatus. (It might return if you send in your stories.) It is not a collection of Virgil stories, though each one does contain a tale of the former WWF and WCW jobber, plying his trade at conventions and card shows across… »11/19/12 5:45pm11/19/12 5:45pm