WCW

11.27.18

It's Good to Have Starrcade Back

WWE has being running NWA/WCW's version of WrestleMania as a sort of mega-house show, and hopefully bringing back some of that gritty and grimy rasslin'.

10.23.18

WWE is Probably Inducting the nWo into the Hall of Fame

WWE began rehabilitating Hulk Hogan's image over the summer, and this latest reunion with Scott hall and Kevin Nash feels like another test balloon to gauge reaction for a potential HOF announcement.

10.9.18

The Return of Rey Mysterio

Rey Mysterio will make an appearance next week for the 1,000th episode of WWE 'SmackDown' and his presence lends a little bit of magic to the show.

6.27.18

RIP Vader, the Big Man of Big Men

How could you not be hypnotized by this giant, flying mastodon made of flesh and violence?

9.19.17

Bobby "The Brain" Heenan Invented How Pro Wrestling Sounds

The man who turned wrestling commentary into the last great stage for the Vaudeville comedy act passed away last weekend.

5.30.17

Scott Hall's WCW Debut Changed Wrestling Forever

Scott Hall crashed Monday Nitro on May 27, 1996, and pro wrestling has obsessed over the element of surprise ever since.

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1.3.17

The Invincible, Vulnerable Lex Luger Belongs In The WWE Hall of Fame

Lex Luger looked like a classic pro wrestling beefcake, but the ways in which he was weird, honest, and different were what made him great. He deserves recognition.

10.26.16

The Return of the Jobber

Jobbers—those wrestlers who are paid to lose and in doing so enhance a promotion's stars—fell out of favor in the late 1990s, but they appear to be having a resurgence. Enjoy it, because it won't last.

10.18.16

Goldberg's Return Is the Best Wrestling Moment of 2016

Goldberg appeared on Raw on Monday night to announce his return to pro wrestling in November's Survivor Series.

9.26.16

The Outrageous Pro Wrestling-Themed Restaurants of the 90s are Due for a Comeback

If tiny sunglasses are back, then Pastamania (with Hulk-shaped noodles!) deserves a second chance too.

9.6.16

Barry Windham and the Disappearing Cowboy Wrestler

Wrestling has always leaned on archetypes, but the country-strong badass that Barry Windham embodied in the 1980s and 90s has mostly vanished. It's a shame.

2.2.16

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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