His Way or No Way: The Story of Don Fargo
“I wanted to make the people believe.” Most people live from day to day; others live like there is no tomorrow. Then there was Don…
What happened outside the ring was often more shocking than what happened within it! Discover the most bizarre and dark moments in the world of professional wrestling.
“I wanted to make the people believe.” Most people live from day to day; others live like there is no tomorrow. Then there was Don…
Here is how one of the most shocking moments in the modern era of wrestling unfolded between Undertaker and Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 30.
The Kliq crossed paths with many wrestling legends over the years, but it was these battles with each other that helped define their careers.
In 1996, ECW provided fans attending a house show with more violence than they ever intended! This is the story of the Mass Transit Incident.
Kevin Nash describes why it was never smart for wrestlers to sleep on a flight, the implied reason Savio Vega was fired from WWE, and…
Bret Hart shares the unfortunate story of the time Ultimate Warrior let down a Make-a-Wish kid on one of his final wishes.
Had it not been for a vision in a dream long after his passing, these stories on superstar luchador The Tempest would have been lost…
A snide remark spiraled into chaos in an infamous standoff between Sid Vicious, Brian Pillman, and Mike Graham: The Squeegee Incident!
The Fingerpoke of Doom is a moment forever burned in the minds of wrestling fans and considered by many the beginning of the end for…
Outside of the ring, Andre the Giant hardly made it easy for Hulk Hogan. This is the true story of their storied 8-year feud.
Behind closed doors, the Montreal Screwjob was much more than getting the title away from Bret Hart before his departure to WCW.
Dynamite Kid Tom Billington was one of the best to ever lace up a pair of wrestling boots, but does his troubled past overshadow his…
In 1985, Freddie Blassie attacked Lou Albano amid a Manager of the Year competition. This led to The Fossil Jostle. What an eyesore it was…
He played Ramses in Nacho Libre and wowed fans as a luchador in Mexico. Sadly, Silver King would die in the ring, leaving many questions.
Who was Hiro Matsuda and what were the events that shaped the man who Hulk Hogan claims broke his leg on his first day of…
This natural disaster added further problems to an already challenging time on the road for the Monday Night RAW crew in 2010!
Thrown together at random, Steve Austin and Brian Pillman were known collectively as The Hollywood Blonds. This is their surprising story!
When Hulk Hogan turned heel, an unhappy fan jumped into the ring to fight. This “fan” was not prepared for the consequences that followed!
Bill DeMott garnered a swarm of controversy over multiple reported instances of unprofessional activity. What happened, and why?
Brian Blair opens up about Paul Orndorff, The Cauliflower Alley Club, rib stories, and five times he got into brutal shoot fights.
Junkyard Dog was one of wrestling’s best. Sadly, he lost his way later in life and died under tragic circumstances. So too did his daughter.
Live events are supposed to be more of an intimate experience for the fan, but this one time, a fan got a little too close…
Ultimate Warrior and Sting started out in the business together in 1985 but never spoke highly of one another after. Here, both men tell all.
Many young men have been introduced to professional wrestling by their fathers. What follows are examples of young men who shouldn’t have!
Pepper Martin endured it all as an actor, wrestler, and color commentator. He now finds himself fighting his biggest battle yet.
As far as bad timing goes, the George Foreman Grill is without a doubt something Hulk Hogan has regretted over the years…
2005 was a strange year for Rhyno. After a harsh release from WWE after this backstage incident, he found a way to make ’05 his…
One time, to the surprise of Sean Waltman, a corrupt administrator unexpectedly helped him and others beat the test.
In 1999, WCW signed the 2 men looked at as the creative force behind WWE’s Attitude Era: Vince Russo and Ed Ferrara. But was the…
The WWE has given us decades of entertainment in the form of staged aggression and enthralling stories, yet there are times when wrestling has gone…
The World Bodybuilding Federation was an epic financial disaster for Vince McMahon and Titan Sports. Here’s how it all went wrong.
When Jeff Jarrett returned to the WWF in 1997, he was promised a feud with Steve Austin. Austin refused, and the reasons were numerous.
Macho Man Randy Savage just wanted to order his night breakfast at Waffle House. However, a recently married cowboy got in the way of that!
In 1976, a bizarre encounter between boxer Muhammad Ali and Antonio Inoki became the talk of the sports world.
The Iron Sheik suffered awful tragedy in 2003 – the heartbreaking murder of his daughter, Marissa. He soon decided he would kill her murderer.
Allen Coage was also known as Bad News Brown and Bad News Allen. Learn his secret history through his beloved daughters, Frances and April.
All was not as it seemed at Summerslam 1992. That night, Bret Hart would have to battle much more than the British Bulldog Davey Boy…
I met Chris Benoit three weeks before the unthinkable occurred. I’ve never formally documented this story until now.
There were bullets in the back of the car, the registration paperwork was nowhere to be found, and Rhyno was moments from arrest.
To counter the growing dominance of the WWF, AWA had to do something different. Thus, the AWA Team Challenge Series was born.
The following stories uncover a different side to the limousine-riding, jet-flying, kiss-stealing, wheelin’ dealin’ son of a gun, Ric Flair!
Gotch and Hackenschmidt garnered much fame in the early 1900s but ultimately would damage wrestling’s credibility for years to come.
WrestleMania 29 turned upside down for Chris Jericho when he was told he would have to lose to Fandango. It almost led to him quitting…
I want you to know about Shad Gaspard, the man – my friend, and hero – who should never be remembered as just another pro…
In 1957, Madison Square Garden was a stir with violence from fans, wrestlers, and police. It almost led to the ban of wrestling in New…
Brian Ong was killed in the ring while training with The Great Khali. It was an accident that nearly ended Khali’s career before it began.
In the dark days of segregation, Bobo Brazil, Bearcat Wright, and “Sailor” Art Thomas paved the way for a more inclusive sport.
Fred Ottman tells the inside story about his botched debut as The Shockmaster and how it forever changed his life.
In 1996, a wrestler’s fight to use another luchador’s name ended when the second La Parka tragically died.
Former adult movie actress Jenna Jameson opens up about her past with The Undertaker and how she feared that WWE’s Deadman might kidnap her.
From the Anoa’is, Harts, Von Erichs, and beyond, here are wrestling families who have had their share of tragedy over the years.
Learn the shocking tales of professional wrestlers whose lives were irrevocably altered by wrestling injuries sustained in the ring.
Chick ‘Cocky’ Knight lived life to the full. Along with a storied career in the wrestling ring, Knight was a triple-lifesaver!
We are sad to report that Brickhouse Brown has, in fact, passed away on July 29, 2018 after initially kicking out from death nine days…
These wrestling heels caused mayhem in the wrestling territories, creating a unique family dynamic at home — especially for their daughters.
Chaotic endings make great television. The unplanned Vince McMahon injury suffered at the 2005 Royal Rumble is a perfect example of this!
Details on the tragic deaths of 5 of the 6 Von Erich brothers and how Kevin Von Erich has somehow found a way to endure…
One attempted act of wrestling vandalism by Vince McMahon could have jeopardized the first major wrestling pay-per-view, Starrcade ’83.
A switch to WWE Raw in the summer of 2007 reignited Booker T, but he soon found himself embroiled in a scandal that would cost…
Despite the fame and glory wrestler Rikidozan achieved, his vanity and underworld connections would lead to a tragic conclusion.
For years, controversy surrounded the murder of Bruiser Brody. Was it a cover-up? We look into this and his influence on pro wrestling.
WrestleMania 6 pitted Hulk Hogan and Ultimate Warrior against one another, causing a divide amongst the fans and those involved backstage.
Wrestler Hardbody Harrison lived a secret life so dark and disturbing that it earned him life in prison with no chance of parole.
When Earthquake John Tenta and Kōji Kitao faced off in 1991, things turned very real. It would soon become headline news all over Japan.
Christian is a complete JERK to Kane! Kane explains his hatred of Christian and Christian opens about his recurring nightmares about the Big Red Machine.
In 1994, Mick Foley lost his ear in a match against Big Van Vader. This is not for the faint of heart. And who said…
Adrian Street was a fearless trendsetter who played by his own rules. The word “can’t” just meant “prove them wrong.”
Many professional wrestlers have attempted to form a wrestling union but were met with failure. Some were blackballed completely.
Bob Backlund paid his dues by sleeping in his car, eating tuna from a can, and defeating up to 9 fans from the crowd a…
In an act of defiance, Dave Bautista went against Vince McMahon’s rules in 2008. It would cost him a lot more than the fine he…
For one fleeting moment, “The Big Valbowski” Val Venis filmed with one of the world’s biggest adult film stars at the behest of WWE.
“The eyes are the windows to the soul!” What follows are several examples of incidents where wrestlers were blinded in or out of the ring!
The British Bulldogs were known for their hijinks in and out of the ring, but some of these stories are just plain cruel.
At WCW Starrcade 1998, Goldberg and Kevin Nash did battle with a 173-0 record on the line. In the end, it would all be for…
When The Nasty Boys felt numbers were in their favor, they were not afraid to confront anyone. On this night, Ken Shamrock was no exception!
Roddy Piper found wrestling as a means to get off the streets. He would soon make a name himself in wrestling, Hollywood, and beyond.
In front of 360k fans, Antonio Inoki, Muhammed Ali, and Ric Flair became ambassadors in a bizarre political game: Collision in Korea.
Stories from the real life of Ludvig Borga seems so outrageous it can’t possibly be true. Though as unbelievable as it seems, it was.
Stan Hansen hit hard, and very few wrestlers stood up to it. There was, however, this one time Big Stan got knocked down a few…
Fritz Von Erich and the Christmas Day Massacre is remembered as one of the most infamous incidents in wrestling history.
A week after Arn Anderson retired, the nWo went on TV to mock him. What followed, to this day, is divisive amongst fans and those…
During a 2001 taping of WWF Metal, Perry Saturn made a questionable decision with wrestler Mike Bell that changed his career for the worse.
Bra and Panties matches had one simple aim. And surprisingly, its shocking history goes back further than you’d expect!
Former WCW and Turner corporate employee Richard Steinberg shares 8 more legendary (and unusual!) moments behind the scenes and on the road.
The King of the Deathmatch tournament spawned explosive brutality, and according to Mick Foley, it was the longest day of his life.
OWEN HART talks about his career: how he was treated after the ‘Montreal Screwjob’; and the dreams he sadly would not live to see.
Problems between Dynamite Kid and Jacques Rougeau led to an epic backstage confrontation and Vince McMahon having to step in.
Chilling details on how Dino Bravo went from pro wrestling to getting involved with the mob and ultimately losing his life for it.
From a fan attending Undertaker’s first wedding to encounters with friendly heels, here are 50 of the best stories of fans meeting wrestlers!
Bret Hart has had a lot to say about his peers, but what do they have to say about him? These 12 memorable stories show…
Jake Roberts on Andre the Giant, Jim Duggan, a strange, intimate encounter with his snake, his experience with Ivana Trump, and more!
Wrestlers sacrifice their bodies for their passion and pursuit of in-ring glory. These scars are proof of battles waged and won–or lost.
Sometimes wrestling in the political ring is harder than a match in the squared circle. These wrestlers found out firsthand!
What is a wrestler to do to pass time on the road? Rib each other, of course! This story on Rick Martel has become the…
A heated fight between Kevin Nash and Roddy Piper took place in 1997. Here, both men give their differing takes on what happened!
The Undertaker stood stoically backstage in Gorilla Position with his fists wrapped ready to confront Shawn Michaels at any moment.
Ultimate Warrior, after making homophobic remarks just 3 years prior, finished his career in poetic fashion against Orlando Jordan.
It wasn’t the most perfect venue, but it sure did pack a lot of wrestling history! Here are 11 wrestling moments that are hard to…
The loss of Owen Hart shakes the professional wrestling world to this day. Stories of pranks and humility, Owen remains one of the most likable personalities…
A conversation with one of the most diabolical minds in wrestling: Kevin Sullivan. He sure had some great stories to share.
The fight between Chris Jericho and Goldberg was bound to happen. Dating back to WCW, they didn’t see eye to eye. Things only escalated once…
The phrase “Booker T and Red Bull” takes us to a time when two WWE wrestlers were learning the system through trial, and in this…
Jesse Ventura is one of the few to take Vince McMahon to court and win. As a result, McMahon made a vow he ultimately didn’t…
The steel cage match started out as any should, two professionals working together. It was all going to plan — until it wasn’t.
Blackjack Mulligan was a West Texas roughneck known to take no nonsense from anybody. But on this night, he could not protect himself.
The real-life fight between Randy Savage and Bill Dundee was a huge part of Memphis Wrestling history. These are the events that led to their…
Wrestlers misbehaving is nothing new, but there have been many outlandish wrestling arrests you may not be aware of outside the ring!
Ric Flair and Jack Veneno, Dominican Republic’s unrecognized NWA champ. What lengths have the media gone to protect their national hero?
At TNA’s 2007 Turning Point pay-per-view, Samoa Joe learned firsthand just how strong the friendship between Kevin Nash and Scott Hall was!
Sabu bares his heart about his uncle (The Original Sheik), Ric Flair, Vince McMahon, and the death of his girlfriend, Melissa Coates.
Tito Santana and Rick Martel thrived as Strike Force but were doomed with a gimmick that killed their momentum. This is their story.
From Bret Hart, William Regal, Kurt Angle, and more, these wrestlers earned a frosty reception initially behind the scenes in WWE!
Kamala was a gentle soul outside the ring. This begs the question: did his kind nature lead to him being taken advantage of in WWE?
Matt Bloom as Lord Tensai went from defeating John Cena and CM Punk to dancing in women’s lingerie less than a year later. Where did…
A close look at the events causing Dusty Rhodes to come out with a baseball bat and beat Tully Blanchard to near death on live…
Being the son of a WWE Hall of Famer doesn’t give you any free passes with Vince McMahon — just ask former WWE superstar Curtis…
Brash, athletic, and tough as nails, the fierce yet wonderful Mae Young was a born performer, and professional wrestling was the perfect fit.
The backstory on how a sputtering fundraiser sprung to life with the support of fans and wrestlers alike to help Paul Orndorff save his home.
Was Eric Bischoff firing Steve Austin a decision he’d later regret? Austin and Bischoff open up about this turning point in the business.
On one fateful night at a hotel in England in 1993, things escalated quickly between Sid Vicious and Arn Anderson.
In 1990, Vader saw his eye quite literally come out of the socket. Despite the gruesome injury, ending the match never crossed his mind!
Vince McMahon planned for the dream match between Hulk Hogan and Steve Austin to take place yet it never came to fruition. Here’s why.
The only thing Bob Holly taught Matt Cappotelli and the Tough Enough rookies that day was that the business is confusing, and can hurt… a…
Wild road stories and crazy ribs are shared by a former WCW and Turner corporate employee. Incredibly, he somehow lived through it all!
In 1985, a very real choke incident between Hulk Hogan and Richard Belzer took a disastrous turn on live TV.
The world got its first glimpse of the Undertaker at Survivor Series 1990. It was also the night of an iconic fail – The Gobbledy…
In 1976, Stan Hansen changed the career of Bruno Sammartino forever. Here, both men discuss this near-tragic incident.
This incident between David Schultz and John Stossel was a case of trying to preserve kayfabe, and it led to serious consequences.
Rodney Anoa’i (Yokozuna) won his first WWF Championship in April ’93. This would prove short-lived, leading to an unusual 14-month run.
A custom WWF King of the Ring championship belt was commissioned for King Mabel, which soon came with its share of controversy and scrutiny!
SummerSlam 2005 held the intriguing match between Shawn Michaels and Hulk Hogan. Now it’s talked about for all the wrong reasons!
During a brawl inside a densely-filled WWE ring in 2005, JBL legitimately laid a beating on The Blue Meanie, leaving his face bloodied.
Debauchery, cross-dressing, and of course, women. This following story encapsulates territory era Ric Flair!
These stories are a cautionary tale: a reminder that wrestling draws many marginal people toward its tawdry spotlight.
Wrestlemania 9 was known for many things – Caesar’s Palace, giants in hairy bodysuits, and Hulk Hogan winning the championship in a controversial way!
Jeff Hardy and Sting faced-off at TNA’s Victory Road PPV in 2011. It was a show where their match stands out for all the wrong…
Life hasn’t always been easy for AEW’s Paul Wight (FKA Big Show). As these stories show, there’s a lot more to the giant than meets…
Steve Austin and Vince McMahon took wrestling to great heights. Here is the surprising truth behind one of wrestling’s greatest rivalries.
Hollywood Hulk Hogan and Sting at WCW Starrcade 1997 was the biggest match of either man’s career. And it failed. Terribly. Here’s why.
In the early 2000s, there was dangerous heat between Enson Inoue and the Japanese Yakuza. It was clear: Enson was not one to be crossed.
FMW began with a couple of hundred dollars and the courage to be different, but with barbed wire and plenty of weapons for good measure!
Why are so many WWE wrestlers intimidated by Vince McMahon? Here are some examples that give insight into why!
The Renegade Richard Wilson had a meteoric rise, an equally quick fall, and, ultimately, a tragic ending to his young life.
From the writer’s room at WWE’s headquarters to the board room and finally to the ring, here is an inside behind-the-scenes look at the beast…
Chris Jericho tells the time Kofi Kingston challenged Vince McMahon to a fight after a 4-hour JD-infused private jet journey
He has gone by the names of Meng, Haku, Tonga Fifita, and more. He is the most terrifying man ever to step foot inside a…
The Big Boss Man Ray Traylor had a career defined by showing up and putting in the work. But tragedy would find him when he…
From taking on schoolboys to discovering pro wrestling off of the advice of a mafia godfather, the story of Mad Dog Vachon is quite a…
Kurt Angle and Eddie Guerrero were brothers outside of the ring, but when things didn’t go to plan in the ring, things kicked off for…
Hulk Hogan and Hulkamania possibly never would have run wild had it not been for this bizarre agreement between Marvel Comics and the WWF!
Ted DiBiase talks about the money, what it takes to be a good heel and why he never won a world championship while in the…
William Kevin Vaughn adopted the name of Lance Von Erich, though he was not related to the family at all. This is his unique story.
Shocking tales from Edge, Trish Stratus, John Cena, and more: the most interesting wrestling stories take place away from the public eye!
Pettiness and past litigation are what many people feel is the reason behind Ivan Koloff not yet getting inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.
Oscar opens up about his time with Men on a Mission, backstage problems with The Kliq, wrestling today, and his sudden departure from WWE.
From the enemy to an ally. Step-by-step, Eric Bischoff reveals how he joined the WWE – and trust us, it’s a wild ride!
If you mess up with the wrong superstar, major consequences may follow! This story about Randy Orton and Mr. Kennedy illustrates just that.
In 1976, while Antonio Inoki was facing one of the top performers in Pakistan, much controversy followed. Here is how it all unfolded.
The story of Shawn Michaels and Triple H is one where their in-ring storyline was very much inspired by incidents in real life.
In 2010, the Undertaker wrestled through agonizing pain after suffering first and second-degree burns. It cost the job of one WWE employee.
They say money can’t buy you happiness! Here’s the story of how Ted DiBiase dethroned Hulk Hogan to (sort of) become WWF Champion!
Mitsuharu Misawa was only 46-years-old when he died in the ring doing what he loved. And on that evening, we lost one of wrestling’s finest.
Justin Roberts talks with us about his book, WWE, bullying, JBL, the Daniel Bryan incident, and he answers THE Batista question!
It should have been a happy time in the life of Kerry Von Erich. His wife was due to have their second child. Instead, tragedy…
Ric Flair and Bret Hart once weren’t the biggest fans of one another. Not by a long shot! Here, each explains why the other is…
New Jack made a name for himself as one of the business’s most dangerous and unpredictable wrestlers. This is his shocking story!
Steve Austin vs. Owen Hart should have been an instant classic. Instead, an amazing gaffe occurred that changed Austin’s life forever.
In 1985, a screwjob controversy occurred between Wendi Richter and Fabulous Moolah involving Vince McMahon.
Ric Flair opens up about why he shockingly abandoned WCW for arch-rival WWF in 1991, taking the NWA championship belt with him.
Kizarny debuted on WWE SmackDown on October 10th, 2008. Five months later, he would be gone from the company. Here’s how it all went wrong.
From the Hart Family Dungeon to his unimaginable final days, this is the story of Chris Benoit, the man they called “The Crippler.”
Here are 20 of the best wrestling ribs and practical joke stories. Some are lighthearted, while others are just plain cruel!
Pro wrestling is a community roaming place to place with squabbles quickly resolved and forgotten – unless you’re with Mr. Hughes!
The Great Kabuki and Gary Hart were unstoppable when united in their reign of terror.. until their union ended (in a haze of green mist)!
Fabulous Moolah became the most powerful woman in wrestling through ruthless and cutthroat methods, leaving behind a controversial legacy.
The “Mother of All Betting Matches” saw Black Shadow losing his mask to El Santo. Mystery and controversy still surround what happened next.
Two months before Bruiser Brody, something very bizarre occurred in Puerto Rico. This is the strange case of Manny Fernandez versus Invader 3
Joey Mercury had his career come crashing down in 2006, though nothing compares to how his life played out outside of the ring.
Roddy Piper and Jimmy Snuka open up about their classic coconut segment on Piper’s Pit and the alleged damage Snuka suffered from it.
As these talk show experiences show, the personality of Vince McMahon doesn’t tend to gel well outside of the WWE universe!
With hundreds of thousands of dollars going into his WCW arrival, Glacier (Ray Lloyd) and Eric Bischoff were doomed from the start.
Melissa Coates made a name for herself in multiple fields. But before her untimely passing, she went through her biggest fight yet.
Jake Roberts faced struggles after leaving the WWF in 1992. This is the fascinating story of his short, controversial run in WCW.
As you’ll find, many of these former NWA World Champions never saw the same height of success once under the thumb of Vince McMahon.
Kurt Angle and Vince McMahon had a legendary scuffle on a flight back from London. A sleeping Undertaker awoke and acted accordingly!
Andre the Giant and Akira Maeda in the ring together created volatility, and much like a forest fire, it only needed a spark.
This important moment in professional wrestling history between Bruno Sammartino and Buddy Rogers all but marked the end of one career and launched another.
The story of Superstar Billy Graham is of life and death and health; it’s not so much a pro wrestling story. This goes way beyond…
Over a decade before he became the “CEO of The Hurt Business,” Bobby Lashley was a young buck at the genesis of his wrestling career.
For over twenty years, growing disdain between Ric Flair and Mick Foley led to a heated backstage encounter where a punch was thrown.
“Sensational” Sherri Martel was just that- utterly sensational. But what was her life truly like outside the ring?
The Rock was visibly angry at the conclusion of SummerSlam 2002. Brock Lesnar was now the youngest WWE champion of all time.
These courageous wrestlers sacrificed their lives for the sake of others, even when it meant putting their own lives in danger.
The amazing, untold stories of Babs Wingo, Marva Scott, and Ethel Johnson, three African American wrestling sisters who paved the way.
Mr. Fuji was devious on and off-camera, and these shocking stories will surely have you looking at him in a different light!
Gino Hernandez had the ‘it factor,’ but he was running with strong, powerful people that might not have liked certain things getting out.
Becoming more familiar with the gay history of wrestling makes one realize what a different product it would be today without gay culture.
This WWE riot in Little Rock, Arkansas on December 15, 1997 was one of the rowdiest crowd incidents in post-territory day wrestling history.
Bret Hart had endless accolades in his career, but his match against Tom Magee in 1986 may have been his most impressive achievement to date!
On October 26th, 1996, ECW went too far. This night, an angle involving The Sandman was so distasteful that the ECW arena crowd fell silent.
With Jackass 4 confirmed for 2021, psych yourself up with this wild ride of a story! Canceled matchups and knockouts included!
In 1992, the then WWF and Vince McMahon were under fire due to a drug and sex scandal, and it was on T.V. for the…
Rhonda Sing wrestled as the punishing Monster Ripper and Bertha Faye. She had a rapid journey to the top but a fast descent once joining…
The Rock and Hulk Hogan. Icon vs Icon. One of the greatest matches in WrestleMania history, but things did not go as planned!
At Survivor Series 1993, a WWE controversy outside of the ring caused Jerry Lawler to be hastily taken off TV tapings with no explanation.
From the freakishly large to diminutively small and in-between, these human oddities are the most bizarre wrestling attractions of all time.
In the ring, Steve Blackman went by the nickname “The Lethal Weapon.” As these stories show, he is so much more than that.
The sky was the limit for Mr. Kennedy after winning the Money in the Bank (MITB) match. What followed was a rollercoaster of highs and…
Kofi Kingston was on his way to having the push of his career in 2010 until a botched spot in a match had Randy Orton…
Here are 4 times ‘fans’ startlingly ambushed a wrestler. Dive into the insanity of these moments and how wrestlers took care of things after.
Tragically, Michel Martel passed away at 33 after wrestling a match in Puerto Rico with the man accused of slaying Bruiser Brody.
Although hijinks mainly occur off-camera, here are ten surprising times ribs trickled into the public eye in the form of a wrestler’s name!
Bret Hart and Eric Bischoff have had plenty of shocking comments to share about one another over the years!
Pedro Morales was the first-ever triple crown champion in WWE though is rarely acknowledged by WWE despite his place in company history.
Jimmy Snuka and the death of Nancy Argentino is a sobering story filled with possible cover-ups and the needless death of a young woman.
Bob Roop opens up about the grit and determination of his friend Harley Race, showing a side not often seen of the legend.
From his storied sports career to the AWA, rumors about Hulk Hogan, and troubling final days, this is the unforgettable story of Verne Gagne.
For many of these wrestlers, all it took was one mistake. Discover shocking details on WWE’s Wrestlers’ Court!
“Kane” Glenn Jacobs opens up about the time he was on the road and gave an old couple the fright of a lifetime!
The remarkable story of the grappler who tirelessly fought to end segregation in Memphis and the whole of the South, Sputnik Monroe.
Jim Cornette and The Midnight Express attacking Baby Doll was one of the most vile moments in professional wrestling history.
Jack Donovan was in a situation that almost turned deadly. It changed the lives of Tojo Yamamoto, Jerry Jarrett and Jackie Fargo forever.
These grappling greats could have, and often did, cross the line to protect their gimmicks in and out of the wrestling ring!
In 2012, I saw Matt Hardy almost die. Lying on the concrete floor in front of my feet, he convulsed and slipped in and out…
Shocking details on how a match between Bruno Sammartino and Freddie Blassie led to a frightening confrontation with the mob in New Jersey.
In 2002, Katie Vick was introduced to the WWE audience. Many consider what followed to be one of the most tasteless segments in television history.
Al Perez had it all. He was many wrestlers’ favorite and on the cusp of greatness, but never quite got there. A lot of that…
In 2011, a 48-year grudge hit a boiling point at a Canadian Football League luncheon between wrestler Angelo Mosca and quarterback Joe Kapp!
In May 2003, Miss Elizabeth died in the home of Lex Luger. Here, he opens up about the events surrounding the death of his former…
Not everyone in the wrestling industry gets along. Take, for instance, the not oft-discussed hatred between Bobby Heenan and Ultimate Warrior.
With her imposing presence, Luna Vachon was a force to be reckoned with. This is the unfortunate story of her rise and tragic fall.
Terry Taylor, a magnificent territory wrestler, was de-feathered in the prime of his career, saddled as the Red Rooster.
Every rumor was addressed, and no page was left unturned. This is the story of Chris Candido, as told by his brother, Jonny.
Former WWWF/WWE World Heavyweight Champion Pedro Morales and Buddy Austin were lucky to escape this party with their lives!
ECW did everything they could to make sure you didn’t change the channel. With these three ladies, there was a lot more than meets the…
Put your seat upright, fasten your seatbelt – there may be some turbulence along the way. This is the story of WWE’s Plane Ride From…
Learn how two champion female wrestlers overcame the struggles of women’s wrestling and helped to revolutionize the sport.
Great Khali was taller but Big Show was better in the ring, and each was jealous of the other. Here’s how their real-life fight went…
Former TNA and Ring of Honor star Jimmy Rave surrendered his mind, limbs, and, unfortunately, his life to the business.
The Kliq came together and ultimately dominated the WWF locker room. Learn the story of their checkered past, from those who knew them best.
The tragic story of Frankie, the beloved bird of professional wrestler Koko B. Ware. What tragedy eventually befell the iconic bird?
It was supposed to be a moment for Bret Hart and Goldberg to shine. Instead, it turned into a match with life-long consequences.
In 2005, Brock Lesnar and Shinsuke Nakamura entered into a bitter real-life rivalry over who would be Antonio Inoki’s next big star.
Here is the story of Jimmy Savile, his brief foray into the realms of professional wrestling, and his subsequent dark life.
From being a singer in a hit band to becoming the voice of a generation of wrestling fans, Mean Gene Okerlund lived quite a surprising…
Doink the Clown found fame in early 1990s WWE, but there was, unfortunately, trouble along the way for Matt Borne, the man behind the paint.
In 2007, Bob Holly almost found himself in the middle of one of the most tragic stories in wrestling history – the Benoit family tragedy.
Sam Sheppard was convicted of murder in 1954. He’d later wrestle, where his anatomical knowledge inspired a popular Attitude Era move!
Lanny Poffo recently gave his thoughts on particular people who tried to cash in on Vince McMahon via the now-thrown-out WWE concussion lawsuit.
Tom Zenk and Rick Martel of Can-Am Connection were poised to become one of the greatest teams in WWE until greed got in the way!
Here are sixteen of the most memorable stories on the “Eighth Wonder of the World,” Andre the Giant, from the people who knew him best.
Betrayal, disloyalty, and mob tactics ran rampant between Ann Gunkel and the NWA with their Battle for Atlanta!
Wrestler Rowdy Roddy Piper—a maverick known for his outrageous behavior—died too soon. We take a look back at Piper’s life and career.
The Rockers (Shawn Michaels and Marty Jannetty) became WWF Tag Team Championship in 1990. Their triumph, however, would be short-lived.
The fight between Batista and Booker T was so intense, both men were left swollen, and it took a half dozen superstars to separate them.
“Nature Boy” Buddy Rogers was a wrestling pioneer. When he passed away in 1992, he left behind a complicated legacy, but a lasting one.
Bruno Sammartino and Vince McMahon hated one another, creating quite a tense moment when the two met for the very first time in over 25…
The mischievous act Christian pulled on Chris Jericho was not only crafty but it showed true dedication to the art of ribbing!
This incident with the Big Show took place at The Marriott Hotel, where the wrestlers would stay after performing at The Nassau Coliseum.
In 1986, Hulk Hogan and Jake Roberts were gearing up for a big feud on television before Vince McMahon nixed the idea. Both men explain…
In April 2000, Mike Awesome did something no other wrestler had done in the WWE, WCW, or ECW. Here, he did it on the same…
Randy Savage and Road Warrior Hawk got into it on two occasions, leading to a battle in court and Hawk’s wife sustaining permanent damage.
Vince McMahon was hopelessly in love. What McMahon’s heart wanted was Evel Knievel. What he got was a disaster!
Brian Pillman played ECW, WCW and WWF against each other, securing himself one of the first guaranteed contracts. Here’s how he pulled it off.
Personal setbacks, suspensions, and a brush with death changed the direction of the life of William Regal completely. This is his true story.
Former WCW and Turner corporate employee Richard Steinberg shares legendary (and unusual!) moments behind the scenes and on the road.
One of the most fascinating ‘what if?’ scenarios in wrestling surrounds the demise of WCW and the advertised May 2001 WCW Big Bang PPV.
He called himself “The Stuff,” and he found himself caught up in a lot of it. Here’s a look at the tumultuous life of Marcus…
The tragic tale of father and son Mike Graham and Eddie Graham leaves many unanswered questions, though their legacy lives on.
Brock Lesnar and Chris Jericho got into a heated altercation backstage at WWE SummerSlam 2016. Here’s how it all went down.
Not every fairy tale is as it seems. This is the true story of the first couple of wrestling, ‘Macho Man’ Randy Savage and Miss…
The Crippler Ray Stevens was one of the greatest heels in the history of the wrestling business. Here is his story.
Brawl for All was a WWE shootfighting tournament that resulted in a number of injuries. Here’s why it happened, and how it fell apart.
Lanny Poffo: “Having now viewed the A&E Biography on my brother Macho Man Randy Savage, I have some thoughts I’d like to share.”
Scott Hall tells the story of the time he had no choice but to deliver a bit of rough justice to Marty Jannetty after being…
Behind the scenes, Lucha Libre (Mexican professional wrestling) has dark stories of murder, the supernatural, and the unforgivable.
Shawn Michaels wasn’t easy to get along with, and Steve Austin was never satisfied with his championship win at WrestleMania 14. Here’s why.
When “The Messiah” William Welch was rushed to the hospital in 2002, his injuries were not from a match but a heinous attack in his…
Vince McMahon opens up about his relationship with his father, Vince Sr., opening up about the only time his father said ‘I love you’ to…
Blessed with the personality and in-ring ability to carry any match, Rick Rude was one of the greats of his time. Here is his tragic…
Alice Cooper found himself in front of 93,173 people at Wrestlemania III — and the experience was terrifying! He explains why.
While having a decorated career that spans close to thirty years, Triple H suffered three injuries. One came close to ending his life.
Initial reluctance and unkept promises. Hunka hunka, this is the story of Rhythm and Blues according to Honky Tonk Man and Greg Valentine.
The personal journey of Scott Hall was not always glamorous, and his life was never the same after this traumatic January 1983 incident.
Rob Van Dam and Sabu were in a world of trouble on July 1st, 2006. The arrest could not have happened at a worse time…
Shocking tales of the times professional wrestlers had to preserve kayfabe during a time when this art form was heavily protected.
Vince McMahon doesn’t let his guard down often. However, just before drug testing was implemented in the WWF, Vince got wild (and then some)!
Peers described Ion Croitoru (Johnny K-9, Bruiser Bedlam) as the happiest guy in the locker room. His life would lead to a tragic conclusion.
Blackjack Mulligan was one of the legitimate tough guys in wrestling, and these stories show just how fearless he was!
“Things did not go to plan!” Here are seven upset victories that took place in the ring that left wrestling fans shocked and confused.
Dr. Jerry Graham was the favorite wrestler of young Vince McMahon. In 1969, he would be involved in one of wrestling’s most tragic stories.
CM Punk and Jeff Hardy had an outstanding rivalry, holding up today as one of the greatest feuds of the last decade. For a good…
Ultimate Warrior on the pros and cons of performance-enhancing drugs and the deceptive means wrestlers used to obtain them.
Sean Waltman reflects on the traumatic injury he sustained in 1992. Doctors advised him to never wrestle again, but he wouldn’t listen.
Ribbing, numerous clashes with the law, and Steiner Math, too, this is the shocking, controversial story of Scott Steiner!
Photographer Tom Buchanan was 20 feet away on the night Owen Hart died. The events that followed forever remain etched in Buchanan’s memory.
These four wrestlers may surprise you, and they certainly can tell plenty of stories from their unique lives outside of the squared circle!
Classic feuds have elements of reality. Such was the case with John Cena and CM Punk. Feelings portrayed on TV were not far from the…
To put it simply: his heart gave out. The tragic passing of Eddie Guerrero is still hard to fathom. He had just turned 38 the…
The WWE Hall of Fame has produced infamous backstage stories and a share of bizarre moments — things WWE doesn’t want their fans to know!
On July 28th, 1951, tragedy struck when 18-year-old Janet Boyer Wolfe suddenly collapsed during only her third professional wrestling match.
Brian Blair is one tough S.O.B. Here, he details the time he got into a brutal fight with Matt Borne, who was later known in…
Memories of old-school wrestling often come with a warm, nostalgic glow. But the tale of Mark Tendler has a dark and deadly finale.
Curt Hennig was the embodiment of perfection. Take a deep-dive into the life of Mr. Perfect including stories shared for the very first time!
Harley Race was considered by many the legitimate toughest man to grace the squared circle. But what was he like behind the scenes?
Triple H opens up about Owen Hart, the issues between Owen and his brother Bret, and why he was never World Heavyweight Champion in the…
In 1986, wrestler Adrian Adonis picked the wrong person to mess with, and according to witnesses, Dan Spivey almost ended Adonis’s life.
Kurt Angle and Shane McMahon stole the show at the 2001 King of the Ring. In doing so, they nearly sent Vince McMahon to an…
It’s time to show love and appreciation for those usually underserved in the wrestling world – the unsung heroes who rarely get credit.
MTV’s Wrestling Society X was wild, fast-paced, and explosive. But somewhere along the way, something went wrong.
Kalisto reveals a scary detail from his life and career, a moment that nearly cost him his life and almost had him quit wrestling altogether.
Hulkamania ran its course and Vince McMahon was on the hunt for a new hero. Cue: Lex Luger and the Lex Express. Oh, how it…
Bob Holly opens up about how Chyna and Triple H were once the cameras were turned off, Jeff Jarrett holding the WWE hostage, and more.
Mildred Burke broke stereotypes and reigned supreme from 1937 to ’53, forging a path for future generations of women in wrestling.
The feud between Triple H and Booker T in 2003 is one of WWE’s most shameful feuds and still leaves a sour taste in the…
It all started so well. ECW was brought back to life in WWE, though not as fans endearingly remembered it.
Savio Vega was targeted by The Kliq due to a rib gone too far. He details what happened and why Yokozuna had to step in…
Pro Wrestling Stories author Jim Phillips is in a bad way. Learn his story & how you can help him reach his goal of taking…
At 7ft tall and 700lbs, Terrible Ted the Wrestling Bear was an impressive beast, as was his near 20-year wrestling career.
A reader asked: Which wrestler had the most wasted potential? Learn why our pick is Buddy Landel and how poor decisions derailed his career.
“No yob!” Is Mil Máscaras a no-selling, self-centered egomaniac? Or are the accusations of him being difficult to work with an unfair representation?
An ill-fated collaboration between WWE and Girls Gone Wild occurred on March 13th, 2003. It left fans disappointed and $20 out of pocket!
Wrestler Rockin’ Rebel likely would have gone down in obscurity had it not been for the horrific real-life acts he would commit in 2018.
The world knew him as “Macho Man” Randy Savage, but to me, he was my brother. I wrote this tribute on what would have been…
In 2002, Missy Hyatt and Bill Alfonso did battle, not in the ring, but the TV courtroom of Judge Mathis. It made for one entertaining…
“What everyone seems to remember is the arrest of Masa Saito – and subsequent conviction – while competing in the AWA in 1984.”
At 7’0″ and 300lbs, Matt Morgan should have ascended to the very top of the WWE. Which begs the question: what went wrong?
The Chief Don Eagle Screwjob of 1950 had a promoter denying nothing and the one and only Gorgeous George in the middle of it all!
The Undertaker was the longest-tenured WWE wrestler of all time. But what do his peers have to say about him?
Those were there reflect on the stunt which led to the tragic death of Owen Hart. What went wrong? And why Vince McMahon let the…
Things boiled to an extreme after Brock Lesnar squeezed the wife of Jim Cornette inappropriately after she had asked him not to.
In ’95, Paul Orndorff and Vader got into a heated argument backstage that led to an all-out fight. According to Vader, he had been at…
In 2013, Scott Hall reacted to doctors in the most “Bad Guy” way possible after being told he didn’t have much longer to live!
As Sting stepped off the edge of the platform suspended 290 feet above for the very first time, he quickly realized something was wrong…