Wrestlemania

4.27.17

A Case for More Blood in Wrestling

The presence of blood holds something mystical for humans, even in our technological age. Pro wrestlers like Steve Austin know this instinctively.

4.4.17

WrestleMania 33 in Review: Packed with WWE Moments to Remember

WrestleMania 33 was, by most measures, a really enjoyable show, with some truly classic moments. It wasn't much more than those moments, but that's the point.

3.30.17

The Spectacle of Excess: Pro Wrestling and the Concept of the "Perfect Bastard"

In 1972, the literary theorist Roland Barthes wrote an essay in which he called wrestling "the pure gesture which separates good from evil" and discussed the concept of "the perfect bastard". How much of that holds true today?

3.8.17

WWE's Fastlane 2017 Made No Sense

The worst part of Sunday's Fastlane pay-per-view was the main event, between the champion Kevin Owens and the returning part-timer Bill Goldberg.

2.1.17

Why Wrestling Fans Should Savor 2017's Royal Rumble

The 2017 Royal Rumble wound up being a predictable, perfectly solid main event, with an absolutely electric undercard that will be talked about for years to come.

1.24.17

Previewing the 2017 Royal Rumble, WWE's Most Unpredictable Rumble in Ages

Goldberg is the current favorite to win, but between WWE's aging stars, an influx of new blood, and the brand split, this year's Royal Rumble is wide open.

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12.12.16

Breaking Kayfabe: An Inside Look at WWE’s Unlikely Business Empire

WWE is one of the most unlikely entertainment empires in US history, but CEO Vince McMahon’s ambitions and management style have left many wondering if the company can continue to grow.

4.5.16

​Fan Cannot Help But Profess His Love For Bobby Zamora at Wrestlemania

Where better to declare your undying affection for Bobby Zamora than at a professional wrestling event in Arlington, Texas?

4.5.16

WWE Refused To Give Fans What It Knows They Want At Wrestlemania

Everyone knew that Wrestlemania would end with WWE pushing Roman Reigns, its chosen champion, over the top. The surprise was how defiantly unsurprising it was.

7.24.15

Has WWE Kicked Hulk Hogan Out of Its Hall of Fame Because of a Racist Rant?

Hulkmania might finally be over: WWE has removed nearly all references to Hulk Hogan from its website – but it hasn't said why.

4.22.15

Why Do Developers Keep Getting Wrestling Video Games Wrong?

WWE-style "sports entertainment" continues to be a massive money maker – so why hasn't there been a video game that truly captures its spirit?

4.3.15

I Spent Seven Hours at Wrestlemania on a Tinder Date

In my search for a date, I had only two requirements: Do you enjoy wrestling enough to watch it for hours with a strange woman? Do you have a pulse?

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