Kazuchika Okada Is the Best Wrestler in the World
New Japan Pro Wrestling’s Okada has an intangible quality that recalls what made Ric Flair so good in his prime.
WrestleMania 33 in 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.
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Out of Office: Wrestling
What's it like to combine a demanding sporting passion with regular employment? We spoke to Cieran Donnelly and Danny Duggan – a tag team duo who fight as DND – about balancing a professional life with professional wrestling.
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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?
The Hardy Boyz' Broken Legal Woes with Impact Wrestling
The Hardy brothers are the latest to run afoul of the push and pull over creative control in pro wrestling, and theirs is shaping up to be a particularly ugly clash.
A Collection of Pro Wrestling Moves That Deserve Serious Analysis
In light of Stone Cold Steve Austin's recent breakdown of his most famous finishing move, here are some other ridiculous professional wrestling attacks that we'd like to see similarly (over)analysed.
Roots of Kayfabe: Why the Abdominal Stretch Is Not Just the Lamest Rest Hold in Wrestling
The abdominal stretch is a boring filler move in professional wrestling but its roots are a little more exciting. We talk twisters, rolling back takes, calf slicers, and Vaporisers.
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.
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.
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.
Party Next Door: How the Young Bucks Revolutionised Professional Wrestling
WWE has a larger stranglehold on professional wrestling than ever before. Two brothers found a way to beat the machine, and show how independent wrestlers can succeed on their own terms.
Hell in a Cell and the Limits of WWE's Feminism
Sasha Banks and Charlotte made history by wrestling in Hell in a Cell on Sunday, but for all the progress women wrestlers have made at WWE, there are still some questions.
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