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Tag-Teamed By Total Divas: Brie and Nikki Bella Are a Twinning Combination

Michael Bialas | Posted 01.19.2016 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

In an era of ass-kicking women on TV (Supergirl, Blindspot's Jane Doe, Legends of Tomorrow's White Canary, Netflix's Jessica Jones), the Bella Twins are the real thing. Well, as real as anything gets on reality TV, anyway.

The 'Logos' in Mythology

Ali Z. Hussain | Posted 01.08.2016 | Religion
Ali Z. Hussain

It was 1998, I just migrated to the United States from Jordan with my mother to start a new life. As I reflect now on that time period, I realize that I had subconsciously sought a certain cultural trace in order to understand and appreciate America.

Total Nonstop Action's Matt Hardy Wants Message of Equality as Part of His Pro Wrestling Legacy

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Pollo Del Mar

Whether as a veteran inside Total Nonstop Action's six-sided ring or guiding fans to greater acceptance of all people, the former World heavyweight champion has a new concept of what he hopes his "legacy" will be.

WWE TLC 2015 - Match Card, Rumors, Predictions & Possible Results!

Michael Warbux | Posted 12.10.2015 | Sports
Michael Warbux

This Sunday at 8pm EST is the WWE TLC 2015 PPV on the WWE Network! The WWE TLC PPV is usually one of the best shows of the year and this show could ha...

Pro Wrestling's Ethan Carter, III: Total Nonstop Action's New PopTV Deal Will Showcase Homegrown Talent

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 12.09.2015 | Sports
Pollo Del Mar

Don't look for high-profile roster additions when Total Nonstop Action's IMPACT Wrestling debuts live on PopTV Jan. 5, 2016. Instead, says former Worl...

WWE Legend Bill Goldberg: U.S. Citizens Should Be Prepared for Terrorist Attacks Like Those in Paris

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 11.18.2015 | Sports
Pollo Del Mar

Recent terrorist attacks on Paris are a call to action, especially for American citizens, says pro wrestling's Bill Goldberg. "It's not if, it's when,...

No Brag Just Fact

Sandy Thomas | Posted 11.10.2015 | Arts
Sandy Thomas

Back in 1986 Moorhead High (Moorhead, Minnesota) alumni were planning a 10th year reunion. My husband Glenn and I were both members of Moorhead High'...

TNA Wrestling Star Drew Galloway is Finally Ready to Be 'The Chosen One'

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 10.02.2015 | Sports
Pollo Del Mar

Though his run with with WWE did include championship success, Drew Galloway never lived to McMahon's lofty predictions. Looking back on the experience, though he "thrived on the pressure," the star confesses he was not yet prepared to be "The Chosen One."

WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus is Kicking Ass Again -- on the Big Screen

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 09.23.2015 | Sports
Pollo Del Mar

According to Trish Stratus, her upcoming film Gridlocked "is an homage to old-school action flicks." While the movie was influenced by Lethal Weapon and Die Hard, Stratus drew on something more personal for her onscreen portrayal: The seven years the Hall of Famer spent with WWE.

Is Donald Trump the Love Child of Gorgeous George the Wrestler

Alan Briskin | Posted 09.05.2015 | 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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...