WRESTLING

FIGHTLAND
FIGHTLAND

The Wrestling Singlet is About to Die in the American NCAA

High school wrestlers don't have to wear singlets anymore and that's a good thing.
Jeff Harder
5.4.17
bruiseday
bruiseday

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.
Ian Williams
4.25.17
bruiseday
bruiseday

Katsuyori Shibata, Brain Injuries, and Implications of Japanese Strong Style Wrestling

After a brutal headbutt 30 minutes into a New Japan's Sakura Genesis, 37-year-old Katsuyori Shibata collapsed from a severe brain injury. Now his career may be over.
Ian Williams
4.18.17
bruiseday
bruiseday

WrestleMania 33 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.
Ian Williams
4.3.17
vice sports q&a
vice sports q&a

Diamond Dallas Page On His Life, Career, And WWE Hall Of Fame Induction

The three-time world champion relives his career ahead of his WWE Hall of Fame induction this week.
Mike Piellucci
3.30.17
pro wrestling as discussed in literary circles
pro wrestling as discussed in literary circles

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?
Liam Hainey
3.30.17
WRESTLING
WRESTLING

WWE's Rumored Ring of Honor Buyout, and the Value of History

ROH's libraries represent an important part of wrestling history, which remains tantalizingly out of WWE's circle of control.
Ian Williams
3.28.17
FIGHTLAND
FIGHTLAND

After Winning State Title, Transgender Wrestler Finally Allowed to Compete Against Boys

New USA Wrestling policy will allow transitioning high school wresters to compete in their rightful divisions.
Josh Rosenblatt
3.28.17
WRESTLING
WRESTLING

The 2017 WWE Hall of Fame Class Is One of Its Best

If WWE claims guardianship over pro wrestling’s past, they’ve done a stellar job at that task for 2017 with a varied group .
Ian Williams
3.21.17
hulkamania
hulkamania

The Cult: Hulk Hogan

To a child of the nineties, the glorious circus of professional wrestling was viewed through guileless eyes. To the adult that child subsequently became, that innocence fell away, not least in the case of the mustachioed ringmaster, Hulk Hogan.
Will Magee
3.14.17
WRESTLING
WRESTLING

Tiny Boy Wrestler Runs Away from Less Tiny Girl Wrestler in Good Show of Instincts

"So why did you run? And he said, 'I don't know, Mommy, but it was silly.'"
Liam Daniel Pierce
3.3.17
WRESTLING
WRESTLING

Transgender Wrestler Mack Beggs Gets Booed After Winning Texas State High School Girls Title

This is a 17-year-old kid.
Liam Daniel Pierce
2.28.17