WCW

WRESTLING

WWE is Probably Inducting the nWo into the Hall of Fame

WWE began rehabilitating Hulk Hogan's image over the summer, and this latest reunion with Scott hall and Kevin Nash feels like another test balloon to gauge reaction for a potential HOF announcement.
Ian Williams
10.23.18
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The Return of Rey Mysterio

Rey Mysterio will make an appearance next week for the 1,000th episode of WWE 'SmackDown' and his presence lends a little bit of magic to the show.
Ian Williams
10.9.18
bruiseday

RIP Vader, the Big Man of Big Men

How could you not be hypnotized by this giant, flying mastodon made of flesh and violence?
Ian Williams
6.27.18
bruiseday

Scott Hall's WCW Debut Changed Wrestling Forever

Scott Hall crashed Monday Nitro on May 27, 1996, and pro wrestling has obsessed over the element of surprise ever since.
Ian Williams
5.30.17
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
WRESTLING

The Return of the Jobber

Jobbers—those wrestlers who are paid to lose and in doing so enhance a promotion's stars—fell out of favor in the late 1990s, but they appear to be having a resurgence. Enjoy it, because it won't last.
Ian Williams
10.26.16
Comeback

Goldberg's Return Is the Best Wrestling Moment of 2016

Goldberg appeared on Raw on Monday night to announce his return to pro wrestling in November's Survivor Series.
Ian Williams
10.18.16
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
Pro Wrestling

Working, Fighting, and Bret "Hitman" Hart

Even among his pro wrestling peers, Bret Hart has suffered a great deal, in the ring and out. His cancer diagnosis is sad, but Hart doesn't go down easily.
Ian Williams
2.2.16
Pro Wrestling

The Renaissance of TNA Wrestling and Why It Might Be Doomed Anyway

TNA has carved out an existence as America's second-tier pro wrestling company, but that may come to an end just as they're hitting their stride.
Tom Breihan
9.23.14