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Young Bucks
Young Bucks

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.
Mike Piellucci
12.15.16
WRESTLING
WRESTLING

​From London to Los Angeles: How British Wrestling is Taking On the World

British wrestling spent a few decades wallowing in the wilderness, desperately trying to replicate the success of companies in America and Japan. That has all changed, with the British scene currently experiencing an unprecedented revival.
Greg Evans
12.14.16
WRESTLING
WRESTLING

Breaking Kayfabe: An Inside Look at WWE’s Unlikely Business Empire

WWE is one of the most unlikely entertainment empires in US history, but CEO Vince McMahon’s ambitions and management style have left many wondering if the company can continue to grow.
Ian Frisch
12.12.16
bruiseday
bruiseday

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.
Ian Williams
11.2.16
bruiseday
bruiseday

Where Does CM Punk Go From Here?

CM Punk has burned his bridges with not just WWE but much of pro wrestling, and was embarrassed in his UFC debut. Now a great champ faces an uncertain future.
Ian Williams
9.13.16
bruiseday
bruiseday

Barry Windham and the Disappearing Cowboy Wrestler

Wrestling has always leaned on archetypes, but the country-strong badass that Barry Windham embodied in the 1980s and 90s has mostly vanished. It's a shame.
Ian Williams
9.6.16
bruiseday
bruiseday

Kevin Owens Is WWE's Universal Champion, And So Are You

Kevin Owens doesn't look like a WWE champion, and doesn't have the pedigree or push champions usually enjoy. But he's a champion, all right, and it's great.
Ian Williams
8.31.16
WRESTLING
WRESTLING

WWE Made SummerSlam 2016 Burn Too Bright, Too Fast

A good wrestling show needs ebbs and flows, but SummerSlam's crescendo was reached early on, with one spectacular match and one appallingly dangerous one.
Ian Williams
8.24.16
FIGHTLAND
FIGHTLAND

Conor McGregor's Mouth, Vince McMahon's Thirst, And The WWE/MMA Flirtation

When Conor McGregor made the decision to trash-talk WWE's entire roster, it seemed to telegraph yet another crossover between two sports that need each other.
Ian Williams
8.10.16
bruiseday
bruiseday

"I Mean, We Wrestle a Lot": Talking to Ring Of Honor's Joe Koff, Independent Wrestling's Independent

A conversation with Joe Koff, COO of the mega-indie wrestling circuit Ring Of Honor, about wrestling, business, the wrestling business, and the Kevin Owens Factor.
Ian Williams
8.3.16
FIGHTLAND
FIGHTLAND

Vince McMahon: Pro Wrestling's Master of Storytelling

Mastermind, psychopath, megalomaniac, genius, dictator. Vince McMahon is the most infamous member of the McMahon family and the storyteller behind the WWE phenomenon.
L.A. Jennings
8.3.16
FIGHTLAND
FIGHTLAND

Vince McMahon Sr. and the Dawn of Television

Vince McMahon Sr. followed in his father’s footsteps to propel professional wrestling beyond the local arena and into the house of every American in the 1950s.
L.A. Jennings
7.28.16