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Is Donald Trump the Love Child of Gorgeous George the Wrestler

Alan Briskin | Posted 08.18.2015 | Entertainment
Alan Briskin

Like his father, perhaps not his father, but similar, Trump follows in the glorious footsteps of Gorgeous George who got away with being the first cowardly villain that achieved heroic status.

Grateful for Grateness: A Thank You Letter to Dwayne Johnson

Erin M. Kelly | Posted 06.26.2015 | Impact
Erin M. Kelly

That being said, I write this particular letter not so much as a fan -- but as someone who's become more familiar with what it means to truly struggle, and is simply looking to say thank you.

TNA Pro Wrestler Robbie E: Audiences Got to See a Different Side of Me on TV's 'Amazing Race'

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 03.07.2015 | San Francisco
Pollo Del Mar

Though he and his partner fell short of the $1 million grand prize, Total Nonstop Action superstar Robbie E certainly won over audiences this year. The Jersey-born grappler-turned-reality-TV-star anticipates an influx of new viewers when he returns to action on TNA's IMPACT Wrestling.

'Bad News' Barrett Can Thank Internet Wrestling Fans for His Revived WWE Career

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 01.30.2015 | San Francisco
Pollo Del Mar

In an uncharacteristic move, Wade Barrett has some good news for hardcore sports entertainment fans. According to the World Wrestling Entertainment superstar, the industry's view of the Internet Wrestling Community is changing!

WWE Hall of Famer Booker T Ready for Tag Team Resurgence

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 01.29.2015 | San Francisco
Pollo Del Mar

Fans of tag professional wrestling, heave a sigh of relief. World Wrestling Entertainment's Booker T says the sports entertainment genre which helped make him one of the most decorated grapplers in history is ready for a comeback! Now can ya dig that, sucka?!?

WWE Superstar Charlotte, Daughter of Ric Flair, Hopes to Revolutionize Women's Wrestling

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 01.24.2015 | San Francisco
Pollo Del Mar

"The biggest thing holding me back is fear," confessed second-generation World Wrestling Entertainment superstar Charlotte of her in-ring career, "Being afraid to fail and not live up to such a legacy my dad has made."

Times Have Changed for Gays in Professional Wrestling, Says WWE Legend Jimmy Hart

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 01.18.2015 | Gay Voices
Pollo Del Mar

"Back in the old days...I think you could get away with whatever you wanted to do," said World Wrestling Entertainment legend Jimmy Hart of the professional wrestling industry, "Now, you have to watch what you say, watch what you do."

The Balancing Act of Wrestling Legend Rick Martel

Brian DAmbrosio | Posted 08.27.2014 | Sports
Brian DAmbrosio

Belief in fiction becomes fact. At least that's how it commonly plays out in the lives of professional wrestlers. Wrestling is a fantasy version of events and its participants are performers vulnerable to its spellbinding temperament.

Ultimate Warrior's Cause Of Death Revealed

AP | Posted 04.16.2014 | Sports

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities in Phoenix say former pro wrestler The Ultimate Warrior died of cardiovascular disease. Maricopa County spokeswoman Cari...

Ultimate Warrior Dies At 54

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 04.10.2014 | Sports

Warrior, a former professional wrestling superstar known as Ultimate Warrior, has died. He was 54. The news comes just days after Warrior, who was...

Jake 'The Snake' Roberts Has Cancer

TMZ | TMZ Staff | Posted 02.24.2014 | Sports

Jake "The Snake" Roberts has a cancerous tumor behind his knee ... and the wrestler says it's slowly growing into his muscle -- so he needs emergency ...

What I Did on My Spring Vacation

Rob Hiaasen | Posted 06.16.2013 | Fifty
Rob Hiaasen

He taught me to drive his '65 Mustang -- white with red pinstripes. (I was not the legal driving age.) I remember backing into something hard and unforgiving to his bumper.

How Mortgage Servicing Has Come to Resemble Professional Wrestling (But Not As Much Fun)

Joel Sucher | Posted 06.14.2013 | Business
Joel Sucher

As a long-time fan of professional wrestling I've come to see how much of mortgage servicing resembles what goes on in the ring. Like wrestling the servicing business is full of "works," "gimmicks," "heels and baby faces," so let me explain.

What Bill O'Reilly's 'The Factor' and Professional Wrestling Have in Common

Eric Segall | Posted 02.03.2013 | Media
Eric Segall

What is truly amazing about "The Factor" and the WWE is their ability to bring their illusions close enough to reality so that millions of Americans find each show entertaining enough to suspend belief for one or two hours.

Rematch: Obama vs. Romney vs. ?

Robert Brenner | Posted 12.15.2012 | Comedy
Robert Brenner

We've got a real slobberknocker for you tonight, folks -- the long awaited rematch between the heavyweight champion of the free world, Barack "Bam Bam" Obama, and the challenger, Nature Boy Mitt Romney.

Of Wrestlers, Arthritis and Republicans: Conn. Senate Candidate Linda McMahon May Block Stem Cell Research

Don C. Reed | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics
Don C. Reed

Republican gazillionaire Linda McMahon is running for the Connecticut Senate. Her last Senatorial campaign, (on which she spent over $50 million dolla...

Pro Wrestling Takes Center Stage in Aurora's Flashy, Physical Satire

Leo Stutzin | Posted 09.05.2012 | San Francisco
Leo Stutzin

The play uses professional wrestling as a metaphor for all sorts of perceived American sins, and treats promoters and athletes alike as partners in a flashy scam whose spectacles separate enthralled and willing suckers from their cash.

Want To Study Pro-Wrestling In College? You Can!

Posted 05.15.2012 | College

Ever dreamed studying professional wrestling? Well, now you can at a Florida college! Full Sail University, a for-profit college based in Winter Pa...

Is World Wrestling Entertainment Fake?

Quora | Posted 06.30.2012 | Sports

The major events of a match are planned and discussed beforehand, and so is the outcome. Some major events are definitely planned; for instance, someone might interfere in a match just as the bad guy, or "heel" is about to lose.

Three-Way Dance: Romney, Perry, Bachmann

Robert Brenner | Posted 11.12.2011 | Comedy
Robert Brenner

Good evening, fight fans! We've got a real slobberknocker for you tonight! The Mighty Mitt Romney versus Rowdy Rick Perry versus Beautiful Michele Bachmann. The winner gets a title shot at Barack "Bam Bam" Obama.

Why I Still Love Pro Wrestling and Will Miss "Macho Man" Randy Savage

Jonathan Kim | Posted 07.24.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Pro wrestling is like stuntman theater. Wrestlers who reach and stay on top are invariably the ones who are the best, most charismatic actors who create the most compelling characters.

WATCH: Making The Switch From Professional Wrestling To Working In A Library | COREY KILGANNON | Posted 07.16.2011 | Books

There was a time, a few decades ago, when pro wrestling thrived in New York City, whether at Madison Square Garden, or in high school gyms....

The Rock Tweeted About Bin Laden's Death Before Announcement

Posted 07.02.2011 | Sports

One man apparently knew about Osama bin Laden's death before President Barack Obama made the announcement. Long before Obama spoke to the nation ...

Gotta Read It?

GalleyCat | Jason Boog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Linda Hogan, the ex-wife of wrestler Hulk Hogan and co-star of Hogan Knows Best, has landed a book deal with HarperCollins' It Books imprint. She will...

Wrestlemania: Linda McMahon's Senate Campaign

Robert Brenner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Robert Brenner

Some people want to build a wall between the United States and Mexico. I've got a better idea -- let's build a giant steel cage around Mexico.