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Life Lessons from Three of the World’s Most Brutal Sports

Pain is a teacher for Eric Spicely, pro-wrestler, skateboarder, and MMA fighter.
Cole Nowicki
4.29.19
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'Dark Side of the Ring' Shows the Human Side of Pro Wrestling's Most Dangerous Era

The new VICELAND series investigates the time when what happened in the ring bled into real life drama.
Taylor Hosking
4.27.19
Culture

Are These Sexy Photos of 80s Wrestlers or Male Models?

In his first column, Doug Rickard shares some of his found photographs from the most underappreciated decade—and sport.
Doug Rickard
Alex Norcia
10.29.18
Pro Wrestling

The Velveteen Dream is WWE's Chance to Move Beyond Gay Panic

Wrestling audiences are ready for a nuanced, sexually ambiguous character like NXT superstar The Velveteen Dream. Is WWE?
Rob Rousseau
12.3.17
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

No One Wrestles in Migos' "Too Hotty" Video, But There Is Literal Fire

No one does the worm either.
Phil Witmer
8.25.17
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WWE's Failed Double Turn Is a Loss for Everyone

Double turns are incredibly rare because they're so hard to pull off. Well, WWE pulled it off this week with Roman Reigns and Braun Strowman—and then the promotion threw their work in the trash.
Ian Williams
7.12.17
Pro Wrestling

Wrestlers Defy Physics, Pay Tribute to Journalist's Late Father

Dave Meltzer couldn't make one of the biggest shows of the summer after the sudden death of his father. The Young Bucks made sure to let him know they were thinking of him.
Mike Piellucci
7.4.17
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Kazuchika Okada Is the Best Wrestler in the World

New Japan Pro Wrestling’s Okada has an intangible quality that recalls what made Ric Flair so good in his prime.
Ian Williams
6.13.17
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Samoa Joe and a Last Gasp for Gen X's Pro-Wrestling Dominance

With his 'Extreme Rules' win on Sunday, Samoa Joe has a chance to be seen as a main eventer on a global stage. It may be his last.
Ian Williams
6.6.17
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Scott Hall's WCW Debut Changed Wrestling Forever

Scott Hall crashed Monday Nitro on May 27, 1996, and pro wrestling has obsessed over the element of surprise ever since.
Ian Williams
5.30.17
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Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan Just Bought the National Wrestling Alliance

Despite all his rage, Billy Corgan just bought the NWA.
Ian Williams
5.9.17
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Katsuyori Shibata, Brain Injuries, and Implications of Japanese Strong Style Wrestling

After a brutal headbutt 30 minutes into a New Japan's Sakura Genesis, 37-year-old Katsuyori Shibata collapsed from a severe brain injury. Now his career may be over.
Ian Williams
4.18.17
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