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CM Punk Could Be the Next Victim of Vince McMahon's Pettiness

A defamation suit filed by a WWE doctor could mean A.J. Styles's current reign as WWE champion—now at over 200 days—will eclipse Punk's 434-day reign, which is a record in the post-Hogan era.
Ian Williams
6.5.18
WRESTLING
WRESTLING

Bruce Prichard on Vince McMahon, the Magic of Live Wrestling, and XFL 2.0

Brother Love is taking his popular podcast on the road. He speaks with Ian Williams about how the wrestling industry has changed, and what it was like to come back to WWE for Raw 25.
Ian Williams
1.26.18
XFL
XFL

Vince McMahon Officially Bringing Back XFL

There will likely be a rule preventing player protests during the national anthem, but McMahon said he would welcome Colin Kaepernick to the league.
Liam Daniel Pierce
1.25.18
XFL
XFL

Vince McMahon's New XFL is Straight Outta Trump's America

There is a perfect storm brewing for the return of the XFL, but can it really survive this time?
Rob Rousseau
12.26.17
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bruiseday

Kurt Angle's WWE Documentary is as Real as Pro Wrestling Gets

WWE's wrestler documentaries create telling moments of hyperreality, where things become so real yet so obviously artificial that viewers can’t tell the difference.
Ian Williams
7.18.17
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bruiseday

Jinder Mahal Is WWE’s Latest “Evil Foreigner,” and Fans Still Eat It Up

When people are being shot for their turbans or the color of their skin, wrestling's continued reliance on xenophobic gimmicks feels worse than cynical.
Ian Williams
5.23.17
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
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bruiseday

The Invincible, Vulnerable Lex Luger Belongs In The WWE Hall of Fame

Lex Luger looked like a classic pro wrestling beefcake, but the ways in which he was weird, honest, and different were what made him great. He deserves recognition.
Ian Williams
1.3.17
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bruiseday

Small Businesses and the Honesty of Linda McMahon

Old-time pro-wrestling territories were a sort of platonic ideal of American small business. Then the McMahons came along, and WWE took over.
Ian Williams
12.13.16
WRESTLING
WRESTLING

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

WWE is one of the most unlikely entertainment empires in U.S. history, but CEO Vince McMahon’s ambitions and management style have left many wondering if the company can continue to grow.
Ian Frisch
12.9.16
WRESTLING
WRESTLING

Trump Reported to Be Considering Former WWE CEO Linda McMahon for Secretary of Commerce

Put me in a sleeper hold for four years, please.​
Liam Daniel Pierce
11.14.16
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#TBT

Throwback Thursday: WWE's First National Pay-Per-View, The Wrestling Classic

How one crappy wrestling show changed its most lucrative company, and maybe offers a blueprint into the future of how we consume sports.
Mike Piellucci
11.10.16