Brian Pillman died 20 years ago today. Scheduled to wrestle at WWF’s Badd Blood PPV that night—the event with the classic first Hell in a Cell match, between Shawn Michaels and The Undertaker—he didn’t show up to the arena. He’d died in his sleep overnight at a budget motel in Bloomington, Minnesota. He was 35.
An MMA fighter named Jonno Mears dropped the Walls of Jericho on opponent Aaron Jones at Saturday’s FCC 19 event in Bolton, England, winning by submission and becoming a legend in all our hearts:
The Bobby Heenan that most of you are familiar with is the ‘80s WWF version. Naturally, in the immediate aftermath of his death, much of the reminiscing about his career focused on the funniest moments.
Woooo! Who wasn’t a fan of “The American Dream” Ric Flair and his signature move, the Stone Cold Stunner?
Tonight’s Thursday Night Football game between the Texans and Bengals was, with a few exceptions, your typical awful weeknight NFL action. The Aussie rules-style final play, and its equally down-under level game-ending tackle by J.J. Watt, though, deserved our closer attention.
Stone Cold! Stone Cold! Stone Cold!
The Penguins took a 3-2 series lead on Ottawa today with a 7-0 obliteration. Here are the highlights of that very exciting game, as called by pro wrestling legend Jim “J.R.” Ross.
Roman Reigns’s position in the WWE hierarchy may continue to confound, but tonight’s Raw storyline saw the much-booed former champ being treated like an unwanted passenger on a United flight.
Ric Flair’s visit to a Fort Wayne bar lasted roughly five minutes, as witnesses told Pro Wrestling Sheet and the Indianapolis Star that the WWE Hall of Famer got kicked out for insulting a bartender and “acting like a moron.”
Rumors—and common sense, given that he’s 52 years old—suggested The Undertaker’s final appearance for WWE would be at tonight’s Wrestlemania in Orlando. And so it seems, as the Deadman stripped himself of gloves, cloak, and hat while breaking kayfabe to kiss his wife upon leaving the ring following his main event loss…
Rob Gronkowski turned up at tonight’s Wrestlemania in Orlando in support of buddy Mojo Rawley to help bust up some bad guys en route to Rawley’s win in the Andre the Giant memorial battle royal.
Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka, the legendary wrestler more recently charged with the 1983 death of his girlfriend, has died. He was 73. The case against Snuka was dismissed earlier this month after a judge ruled him incompetent to stand trial. His death was announced by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
The murder case against former pro wrestler Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka has been dismissed, according to multiple reports. The decision ends what seemed less than two years ago like a chance to finally see a court trial in the bizarre 1983 death of Snuka’s then-girlfriend Nancy Argentino in Allentown, Pa. For decades, the…
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)…