The Scenic City Invitational Is Everything Good And Weird About Indie Wrestling

It’s Sunday, and I’m at a semi-dive bar in a strange city. Dylan, my friend of more than 15 years, is lying unconscious in the middle of the room, having just been stomped by a proud redneck who everyone else in the spot had been mocking for having a small penis. Two of our mutual friends jump in to help and are…

We're A Month Out And WrestleMania Weekend Looks Fucking Insane

Every year, WrestleMania weekend gets bigger. Not on the WWE side, to be clear—the promotion’s biggest event is about as big as it always is. It’s everything else, all the many non-WWE wrestling events that are, at least for the most hardcore fans, now as big a draw as or bigger than pro wrestling’s biggest show of…

FloSports Has Put Its Ill-Conceived Pro Wrestling Service And Vertical To Sleep

On Wednesday, FloSports, a venture-backed company best known for its streaming services bringing non-televised amateur sports to your TV, unceremoniously ended its year-long experiment with professional wrestling. Dubbed FloSlam—they company has used “FloWrestling” for years for collegiate grappling—it cannot be seen…

Japan’s Most Ridiculous Wrestling Promotion Hits Somewhere Near The Big Time

Last week, Dramatic Dream Team, the largest independent pro wrestling promotion in Japan, pulled off one of its most ambitious events ever. Sanshiro Takagi, DDT’s promoter and one of its top stars, headlined the Tokyo Dome against New Japan Pro Wrestling star Minoru Suzuki. However, there were two key differences from…