The Ultimate Warrior Was An Insane Dick

In his last public appearance, not 24 hours before his death, James Hellwig made clear that there is a distinction between the Ultimate Warrior and the man beneath the facepaint. So it in no way detracts from the respect earned by one of the biggest and most unique characters in wrestling history to point out that… » 4/09/14 3:06pm 4/09/14 3:06pm

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 6:03pm 1/28/14 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 12:54pm 9/12/13 12:54pm

Virgil Is Selling Photos Of Himself In Grand Central Subway Station…

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 photos … » 2/22/13 6:55pm 2/22/13 6:55pm

2012 Deadspin Hall Of Fame Nominee: Virgil, Pro Wrestling's Saddest…

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 10:15am 1/04/13 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 5:45pm 11/19/12 5:45pm

Nikolai Volkoff Taught Me How To Build A Fart Machine: More Wrestler…

Inspired by the saga of "Wrestling Superstar Virgil," we continue with readers' encounters with the titans of the squared circle. If you've had your own run-in with pro wrestlers past or present, e-mail us, subject line "Virgilbag." » 10/10/12 12:45pm 10/10/12 12:45pm

The Honky Tonk Man Will Not Sign Your Corn Dog Napkin: More Wrestler…

Inspired by the saga of "Wrestling Superstar Virgil," we continue with readers' encounters with the titans of the squared circle. If you've had your own run-in with pro wrestlers past or present, e-mail us, subject line "Virgilbag." » 10/03/12 12:00pm 10/03/12 12:00pm

"Virgil, Getting Ready To Perhaps Become The Next WWF Champion": Virgil's …

Reader Nav (who sent in the Canadian customs story in this Virgilbag) has found something remarkable in the dustbin of wrestling history. Back on the Nov. 21, 1992, edition of WWF Superstars, everyone's favorite lonely wrestler got a shot at immortality. Nav explains: » 9/28/12 3:00pm 9/28/12 3:00pm

Idiots In The Ring Try To Wrestle On WWE Raw, End Up In Dark Match…

Two weeks after Jerry Lawler's on-air heart attack led to a breakdown of kayfabe on WWE Raw, unscripted events again found their way to air as two idiots broke the barricades in Albany and headed onto the mat during a match between Ryback and the Miz. » 9/24/12 10:02pm 9/24/12 10:02pm

Jerry "The King" Lawler May Have Brain Damage After Suffering Heart…

Following a collapse during Monday's live broadcast of Raw from Montreal, WWE legend Jerry "The King" Lawler now may be facing permanent brain damage, according to the L.A. Times. » 9/12/12 11:30am 9/12/12 11:30am