How The ‘Montreal Screwjob’ Changed The Wrestling Industry Forever
On the 20th anniversary of Bret Hart’s infamous loss and subsequent punchout of his boss, we talked to wrestling insiders about what really happened.
A Plea to Wrestlers: Stop Doing the Suicide Dive So Much
One of wrestling's most popular moves, the suicide dive, is also one of its most dangerous.
The Penguins Are Getting a Custom WWE Title Belt from Triple H for Winning the Cup
Shawn Michaels and Triple H are all in on the Pens. Now we just need to get X-Pac and Road Dogg Jesse James on board.
Down Goes Brown's Weekend Review: Kessel's Redemption, and the Rise of Backup Goalies
The weird emergence of backups; a look at polarizing Pens sniper Phil Kessel, and his similarities to wrestling legend Shawn Michaels; plus a solution to the Brian Elliott situation in St. Louis.
Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier, UFC's Own WWE Feud
Like a WWE wrestler, Jones is forcing the audience to question the reality of “real” fighting. His confrontations with Cormier bring to mind a nearly two-decade-old pro-wrestling feud between Shawn Michaels and Bret Hart.
Working, Fighting, and Bret "Hitman" Hart
Even among his pro wrestling peers, Bret Hart has suffered a great deal, in the ring and out. His cancer diagnosis is sad, but Hart doesn't go down easily.
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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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Some Notes On A Very Bad, Very Strange Monday Night Raw
At three overblown hours, WWE's "Monday Night Raw" is almost always a heavy lift. But Monday's overstuffed, cameo-crammed installment was bad in a new ay.
The Lucas Brothers Are the Next Big Thing in Identical Twin Stoner Comedy
The identical twin comedians stole the show this summer in "22 Jump Street," and now they're hoping to take over the small screen with their FXX animated series, "The Lucas Bros. Moving Co."
Three Nights at the Wrestling Matches
Missouri, 1959. I’m ten, impressionable and neurotic, angry at being born and lacking the perspective to know how lucky I am. I’ve got a couple of Viceroy cigarettes I lifted at home, and I go up to the top stadium seats, where I can smoke and cuss and...