Pro wrestling is an act, as many a helpful Internet commenter will point out below any article about this stuff. It’s staged. It’s scripted. The evil Russian bad guys, it turns out, are often actually Americans.
Sunday’s SummerSlam ended with Brock Lesnar opening up a huge gash on Randy Orton’s head via a series of very real punches and elbows. As is often the case when blood is spilled in the ring, it was hard to tell whether Lesnar tearing a hole in Orton’s head was a work, but a pair of reports from the aftermath of the…
A Brock Lesnar main event once again ended strangely and with blood, as the on-again, off-again MMA star delivered a very real elbow to Randy Orton’s head—one that opened up a massive gash.
On last night’s episode of Monday Night Raw, Seth Rollins attempted to call out The Demon King during an in-ring promo, only to have his speech interrupted by a crazy fan.
The Virgilbag is dead and is never coming back. Here are some wrestler run-in stories you sent us anyway.
Olympics organizers can be sick people, as evidenced by their decision to schedule the single-elimination event of judo—one in which a competitor’s entire Olympics experience can be over in seconds—first thing on Day 1. Here are several of those competitors being eliminated by ippon, as called by pro wrestling legend…
Among the shirt-folding instructions, clips of puppies hugging babies, and trailers for gritty superhero movies that make up most of YouTube, there are certain videos that seem like they were created to dare viewers to watch them all the way through.
Andre the Giant’s drinking prowess is nearly as legendary as his stature or pro wrestling career, and we’ve featured plenty of anecdotes about his alcohol tolerance in the past. But an interview with retired pro wrestling legend Gerald Brisco in this morning’s Tampa Bay Times (the article’s not online, somehow)…
Wrestling may be scripted entertainment, but Xavier Woods’ Pokémon Go chat here is coming from a very real place.
Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka, Marty Jannetty, and Joe “Road Warrior Animal” Laurinaitis were among the more than 50 former WWE wrestlers who filed a class action lawsuit against the WWE and Vince McMahon in U.S. Circuit Court this morning, alleging that they sustained multiple traumatic brain injuries as a result of…
Brock Lesnar has been flagged by USADA for a doping violation related to a sample taken June 28, less than two weeks before the UFC and WWE star defeated Mark Hunt at UFC 200.
One of the scariest moments for a wrestler is the rare occasion when a fan decides to get involved. You never know what they’re going to do—just last month one woman pulled a gun on a heel at a small indy show in Georgia—and the wrestler’s response is universal: subdue them by any means necessary.
Tonight’s NASCAR truck race near St. Louis was already running late after a rain delay and several wrecks, but it was one with just seven laps remaining that brought Spencer Gallagher and John Wes Townley to fisticuffs. Rubbin’ (fists) is racin’!
Chile obliterated Mexico in last night’s Copa América quarterfinal, running up a seven-spot and keeping El Tri scoreless. As is our custom, here are all those goals as called by wrestling legend Jim “J.R.” Ross.
WWE color commentator Jerry Lawler and his girlfriend Lauryn McBride were arrested on domestic violence charges early Friday morning by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office in Memphis, Tenn.
Last September, 32 years after the bizarre 1983 death of his girlfriend, Nancy Argentino, Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka was charged with her murder. For decades Argentino’s death had been the subject of rumors about who knew what (especially Vince McMahon) and how Snuka avoided charges for so long.
WWE wrestler Ryback (real name Ryan Reeves) wrote a Tumblr post today where he disclosed that he’s asked to be left off of the company’s programming until he gets a new contract. Reeves—a mid-card wrestler who acknowledges that at this point in his career his job is to make other talent look good—questioned why the…