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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
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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
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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
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
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bruiseday

Not Just Another Bad Guy: Bray Wyatt and WWE's Occult Heel

Bray Wyatt left Sunday's Elimination Chamber pay-per-view as the WWE champion. He's also the latest specimen of a classic breed in pro wrestling: the occult heel.
Ian Williams
2.19.17
WRESTLING
WRESTLING

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.
Ian Williams
2.4.17
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bruiseday

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.
Ian Williams
2.3.17
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bruiseday

Every Year Is Remarkable in Wrestling, But 2016 Was More So Than Most

WWE's roster is more talented than maybe at any time in the promotion’s history – yes, even the Attitude Era or right after the WCW buyout – and indie wrestling has plenty going for it, too.
Ian Williams
1.8.17