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Professional Wrestler MVP Explains How a Prison Stint Led Him to the WWE

While serving time for robbing a cruise ship Hassan Assad met a correctional officer who would put him on the track to wrestling stardom.
Damian Abraham
5.29.19
entertainment

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.
Damian Abraham
5.23.19
tv

The Most Shocking Moments from Pro Wrestling Docuseries 'Dark Side of the Ring'

We rounded up some of the strangest and most heart-wrenching moments ahead of the VICELAND series' finale on May 15.
VICE Staff
5.8.19
tv

'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
Quebec

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.
Nick Rose
4.3.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

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.
Taylor Hosking
3.26.19
Film

Lena Headey's Next Big Role Is a Pop-Punk Wrestler

The 'Game of Thrones' villain heads into the wrestling ring in her new movie 'Fighting With My Family.'
Alex Zaragoza
2.21.19
bruiseday

Becky Lynch's Royal Rumble Win Was as Exciting as Seth Rollins's Was Boring

The 2019 Royal Rumble showed how predictability can be totally fine if the story is hot enough to support it.
Ian Williams
1.29.19
bruiseday

WWE's Nowhere Man

Dean Ambrose is always close to breaking through, but never fully has.
Ian Williams
1.22.19
bruiseday

All Elite Wrestling Has the WWE Shook

AEW is asking its wrestlers to assume less of the risks of pro wrestling while also giving them more of the rewards, and it could lead to an exodus of talent from WWE.
Ian Williams
1.15.19
bruiseday

We've Been Spoiled by New Japan Pro Wrestling's Excellence

Wrestle Kingdom 13 was a good show, but it felt slightly off from years past, and the future feels a little rocky, too.
Ian Williams
1.8.19
Photos

Photos from Inside a Bloody, Sweaty, Glorious Indie Wrestling School

Photographer José Alvarado Jr.'s new series follows the students of The House of Glory wrestling school in NYC.
Jake Bittle
1.8.19
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