RIP 'Mean' Gene Okerlund, Wrestling's Credulous Straight Man
Okerlund was a vital part of pro wrestling's rise in the 80s, dutifully playing the straight man amid the lunacy he chronicled.
WWE Is a Mess, So It's Bringing Back Hulk Hogan
'Extremes Rules' was terrible, as were most of the PPVs since 'WrestleMania.' WWE seems out of ideas, or content to be boring, so the company is pretending Hogan isn't a racist anymore.
WrestleMania's Iconic Hulk Hogan-Ultimate Warrior Match Almost Never Happened
A hydro labour dispute in Toronto led to fears of a power strike and a potential blackout that could have derailed the event, something WWE boss Vince McMahon was left in the dark on.
The Cult: Hulk Hogan
To a child of the nineties, the glorious circus of professional wrestling was viewed through guileless eyes. To the adult that child subsequently became, that innocence fell away, not least in the case of the mustachioed ringmaster, Hulk Hogan.
The Rich and Ruthless Are Winning at Sundance
Hulk Hogan Gawker documentary 'Nobody Speak' and Salma Hayek's 'Beatriz at Dinner' are depressing reflections on power and money.
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How American Gladiators Nearly Ruined My Hollywood Dreams
The author went to Hollywood to tell important stories. Instead, she ended up as an audience coordinator on American Gladiators.
A Brief History of Outsiders Insulting MMA
As we recover from Meryl Streep's devastating blow to our glass-jawed egos, we take a look back at the other ways in which prominent politicians, boxers, and scribes have used their platforms to denigrate our sport and hurt our MMA-loving feelings.
The VICE Morning Bulletin
The State Department announced it will release all of Clinton's emails, Australia will close its offshore Manus Island detention center, Lady Gaga will star in Bradley Cooper's 'A Star Is Born' remake, and more.
Punks, Geeks, Kings, And Men: Listening To "Classy" Freddie Blassie's Discography
Freddie Blassie's wrestling career ran from the sport's gory prehistory into its insane '70s heyday. Then he started cutting novelty records, and it got weird.
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The Wrestling Album: An Oral History
On November 20, 1985, The Wrestling Album entered the Billboard Top 100. It remains one of the most bizarre, eclectic, and enduring legacies of wrestling's mainstream popularity.
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A History of Heels in Wrestling and Beyond
In pro wrestling, a heel turn describes when a good guy turns bad. But it doesn't just happen in the ring – more traditional sports stars also make this attention-grabbing transition.
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These Are the Best Goddamn Wrestling Games Ever
From "SmackDown!" to something entirely more wild, here's the best of the games based on those men and women who like to cuddle each other aggressively.
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