Last week, I wrote that WWE should just let Braun Strowman destroy things.
Braun Strowman is a massive man. He’s listed at 6-foot-8, 385 pounds. He looks like he could beat up almost anyone. “Pro wrestler” is a good profession for him!
For the last few years, Brock Lesnar has undoubtedly been the WWE performer who feels most like a “star” every time he appears. His character is protected more than any other, rarely put in compromising positions. He’s only on TV in the weeks leading up to his big matches, preventing him from being overexposed. So as…
Jon Jones was still in the octagon when he identified and challenged his next preferred opponent.
Eight years ago and counting, Samoa Joe was done—or at least it seemed that way.
Part-timers have held a WWE championship a few times in recent years, and they necessarily haven’t defended their belts very much. The Rock ended CM Punk’s 434-day reign in January 2013, beat Punk in a rematch the next month, then lost it to John Cena at WrestleMania. That was a barnstorming tour compared to Goldberg,…
Paul Heyman’s WWE Raw appearances remain the best reason to tune into pro wrestling on Monday nights, and the longtime Brock Lesnar valet tonight previewed a presumed imminent death for rival Goldberg at Sunday’s Wrestlemania by saying Kaddish.
UFC heavyweight Mark Hunt accused the UFC, Dana White, and Brock Lesnar of racketeering, fraud, breach of contract, and other charges in a lawsuit filed in Nevada federal court yesterday. The lawsuit seeks millions of dollars in compensatory and punitive damages.
Brock Lesnar is halfway through a year-long USADA doping suspension, and he’s apparently filling part of the MMA-shaped void in his life with hockey. The Winnipeg Jets had him over last night, and he promptly doomed their season by stepping on a team logo seal in the center of the locker room. I’m gonna blame Mathieu…
The tail wagging the WWE this fall appears to be the people who just put out the new WWE 2K17 video game. How else to explain why the wrestling company’s top draw, Brock Lesnar, is getting lined up to face 49-year-old, long-retired wrestler Bill Goldberg next month?
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.
After it was revealed that USADA flagged Brock Lesnar for a doping violation in a sample taken 11 days before his UFC 200 fight against Mark Hunt, Fox Sports writer Elias Cepeda penned a column criticizing the USADA and the UFC because the positive test wasn’t revealed until six days after the fight. (It’s worth…
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.
Brock Lesnar returned to the UFC to fight Mark Hunt this weekend, which was as good of a reason as any to dredge up an old, apparently apocryphal story from Lesnar’s brief NFL days. Vikings.com used the fight as a peg to recall a Nate Burleson story about how, when Lesnar was trying out for the Vikings, he suplexed an…
All the old knocks still apply. The Ultimate Fighting Championship is a corrupt, exploitative brand in a corrupt, exploitative sport. It functions in large part to enrich the egos and bank accounts of people lacking for neither, and it does so belligerently. At the moment it’s a business that may or may not be for sale
(Seriously, though, Brock Lesnar!)
Welcome to Deadspin’s irregular pro wrestling column, in which Tom Breihan and Ernest Wilkins will comb through the past month or so of superkicks, lariats, and 450 splashes in search of the greatest things that this most American of artforms has given us.