The Next Generation of Professional Wrestlers Is Out for Blood
The new crop of fighters are catering to the tastes of the internet age and pushing the sport to violent new heights.
Is Wrestling The Purest Iteration of Camp?
A whole lot of Susan Sontag's 'Notes on Camp' feels like it was specifically written for...the world of wrestling.
'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.
80s Wrestling Is Alive and Well in Montreal
We spoke to the Spandex gladiators of the WTA and ICW about the past, present, and future of wrestling in Quebec.
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Inside Open Mike Eagle's Wild, Sweaty Pro Wrestling Debut
The rapper travelled to Louisville, Kentucky, at the last minute to fight Shiloh Jonze, a professional wrestler and awful rapper who had been goading Eagle online. We saw it all from ringside.
These Aren’t Your Typical Wrestling Photos
Gay Mexican American photographer Ken Castañeda uses Lucha Libre in his work to express his complex identity.
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Undertaker Choke-Slamming Post Malone Is Proof That the Late 90s Are Back
By merging with pro wrestling, this is rap's most nu-metal moment yet.
Jinder Mahal's Nihilistic Run as a Top Guy is Over
Submissions don't work on Top Guys, and Mahal lost by submission to AJ. Styles at 'Clash of Champions' on Sunday.
I Was a Professional Pillow-Fighter
'GLOW' helped me remember the good—and bad—times of my past.
Kurt Angle's WWE Documentary is as Real as Pro Wrestling Gets
WWE's wrestler documentaries create telling moments of hyperreality, where things become so real yet so obviously artificial that viewers can’t tell the difference.
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.
The Progressive Liberal's Not-So-Neat Wrestling Story
Despite a healthy conservative bent in pro wrestling, liberal heels haven't historically been a go-to gimmick. So when Dan Richards emerged as a Hillary Clinton–supporting wrestler in Appalachia, he got a lot of attention.