Pro Wrestling

4.27.19

'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.

4.25.19

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

Pain is a teacher for Eric Spicely, pro-wrestler, skateboarder, and MMA fighter.

3.26.19

Colin Jost and Michael Che Are Fighting a 385-Pound Pro Wrestler for Some Reason

The 'SNL' duo is inexplicably squaring off against Braun Strowman at WrestleMania 35.

10.29.18

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.

6.11.18

Kenny Omega Beat Kazuchika Okada in One of the Best Wrestling Matches Ever

The fourth installment of this rivalry was legendary, with Omega becoming New Japan Pro Wrestling's IWGP World Heavyweight Champion.

5.2.18

WWE's Kane Might Actually Be the Next Mayor of a Tennessee County

He just won the Republican primary in Knox County's mayoral election, and he's set to chokeslam his Democratic opponent into oblivion.

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4.9.18

Why Ronda Rousey Will Be the Next WWE Crossover Movie Star

Like Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and John Cena before her, the former UFC champion's road to the big screen runs through the WWE.

2.13.18

Iraq War Veterans are Using Pro Wrestling to Cope With PTSD

In the short documentary 'Valhalla Club,' three vets talk about how pro wrestling did for them what the VA and federal government couldn't: helped them cope with PTSD.

2.6.18

Kenny Omega and Kota Ibushi's Friendship is Why We Love Pro Wrestling

In an increasingly isolated, disconnected world, the friendships at the heart of pro wrestling storytelling—like the Golden Lovers'—keep us watching.

1.4.18

Jericho-Omega Deliver on the Hype at a Near Flawless Wrestle Kingdom 12

New Japan Pro-Wrestling did its best to attract a larger global audience, producing one of the best top-to-bottom cards in memory.

11.28.17

20 Years After Retiring, Arn Anderson Delivered a Spinebuster at Starrcade

WWE revived the WCW event and put on a fitting tribute to the Carolina wrestling that birthed the Four Horsemen.

11.20.17

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?

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