Wrestlers Who Made Face Paint Fashionable!
These wrestling pioneers wore face paint to battle, despite the surprising mishaps and dangerous conditions many faced for doing so!
Who doesn’t like a good listicle? Discover a fascinating world in and out of the squared circle through these list-based pro wrestling stories!
These wrestling pioneers wore face paint to battle, despite the surprising mishaps and dangerous conditions many faced for doing so!
Discover how the Mortal Kombat video game franchise has impacted the professional wrestling industry (for better or for worse)!
From Bret Hart, William Regal, Kurt Angle, and more, these wrestlers earned a frosty reception initially behind the scenes in WWE!
Uncover the strange combination of zombies and wrestling with this deep dive into the surprising times these worlds collided!
“Creative” sometimes second-guesses themselves, even minutes before a match! Here are ten times WWE changed finishes at the last second.
Each of these nostalgic wrestling photos has an interesting story behind them. Get ready for this fun blast from the past!
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 Road Warriors were as over as any tag team ever, and there were many clones of the mighty duo along the way (for better…
There have been many nods to Batman from inside the squared circle. Some are subtle, some are not, while some are just straight-up rip-offs!
WWE has had many shocking moments over the years. Learn about the times they purposely deceived their fans (you won’t believe the stories)!
1975 was a disastrous year in wrestling. Read how Ric Flair walked away from a plane crash after breaking his back in 3 places, and…
Blood has always been a big draw in professional wrestling. This is a list acknowledging thirteen of the best old-school bleeders.
ECW rose to prominence by offering an array of talent. You might be surprised by some of these names who popped up in the Land…
Sometimes wrestling in the political ring is harder than a match in the squared circle. These wrestlers found out firsthand!
Over the years, these wrestling championship belts have either been stolen or come up missing. Many have never been recovered.
Wrestling nicknames are an integral part of a wrestler’s identity. Here are wrestlers who shared nicknames with other stars.
Here are standout wrestling documentaries that have made their mark across three decades that provide highly recommended viewing.
From The Rock and Cody Rhodes to many unexpected others, Star Trek and wrestling have crossed many times over the years!
Many young men have been introduced to professional wrestling by their fathers. What follows are examples of young men who shouldn’t have!
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.
Take a look back at 20 iconic and rare looks Kane has had throughout the years as we break down the various changes and why…
Here are thirteen professional wrestlers who wrestled into their elderly years, proving that age is just a number!
Wrestling theme songs are a significant part of a wrestler’s identity. And often, these songs come with a surprising history!
These four wrestlers may surprise you, and they certainly can tell plenty of stories from their unique lives outside of the squared circle!
These twelve legends are more than worthy of a WWE Hall of Fame induction but have been done wrong despite being on Vince’s radar for…
From tragic endings to wrestling superstars, here are 7 times wrestling harnessed the turtle power of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!
The following performers turned scraps to gold as they developed before our eyes on the chaotic yet exciting stage of ECW!
The best wrestling memoirs are confessional and brutally honest. Here are the top 10 best wrestling book must-reads, and the 5 worst!
As these eleven WWE pay-per-views showed, big WWE events don’t always mean that there will be big money at the gate!
“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!
For many of these wrestlers, all it took was one mistake. Discover shocking details on WWE’s Wrestlers’ Court!
Many pro wrestling matches have occurred in unique places. But it takes a mad genius to think to take wrestling to THESE locations!
Shocking tales of the times professional wrestlers had to preserve kayfabe during a time when this art form was heavily protected.
Here are twelve British wrestlers who were critical to the evolution of British wrestling and influenced some of the very best of today.
These stories of respect and friendship in wrestling demonstrate the special bonds that exist outside the ring.
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.
These tales reveal a surprising perspective on Ric Flair – the limousine-riding, jet-flying, kiss-stealing, wheelin’ dealin’ son of a gun!
These grappling greats could have, and often did, cross the line to protect their gimmicks in and out of the wrestling ring!
Here is a shocking look into the real-life, tragic stories of many of our favorite animals in professional wrestling.
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!
Here are 4 times ‘fans’ startlingly ambushed a wrestler. Dive into the insanity of these moments and how wrestlers took care of things after.
The Undertaker was the longest-tenured WWE wrestler of all time. But what do his peers have to say about him?
Wrestlers sacrifice their bodies for their passion and pursuit of in-ring glory. These scars are proof of battles waged and won–or lost.
While having a decorated career that spans close to thirty years, Triple H suffered three injuries. One came close to ending his life.
Learn the shocking tales of professional wrestlers whose lives were irrevocably altered by wrestling injuries sustained in the ring.
Here are ten of our favorite examples of wrestlers donning a mask to conceal their identity. As you’ll find, they weren’t fooling anybody!
The fact that these significant WrestleMania matches surprisingly did not occur in the main event will forever surprise fans.
Discover the riveting story behind one of the most powerful moves in wrestling: the knee strike. From its origins to jaw-dropping examples!
From the Anoa’is, Harts, Von Erichs, and beyond, here are wrestling families who have had their share of tragedy over the years.
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!
Top 12 Failed Tag Team Remakes – Each of these tag teams had hopes of riding a new wave of nostalgia – instead, they fell…
Shocking tales from Edge, Trish Stratus, John Cena, and more: the most interesting wrestling stories take place away from the public eye!
When a finisher doesn’t work, a super-finisher is called upon to finish the job. Sometimes, the move becomes more iconic than its creator!
Journey back to the late ’80s and early ’90s as every wrestling game ever released on the Sega Genesis gaming system is brought back to…
Here are 20 of the best wrestling ribs and practical joke stories. Some are lighthearted, while others are just plain cruel!
From former champs to Money in the Bank winners, these wrestlers showed promise but were out of WWE before reaching their full potential.
Music videos brought wrestling into the limelight in the ’80s. Wrestlers have been making unexpected cameos in them ever since!
Rey Mysterio has made nods to many pop culture icons throughout the years. Here are 14 examples you may not have noticed!
When it comes to the success of the WWE, you can thank three people: Vince McMahon, Terry Bollea, and Sylvester Stallone of Rocky fame.
The main event of WWE pay-per-views often contains some of the biggest names in the business. However, these grapplers may surprise you!
With no offseason in wrestling, WWE Records are getting broken every year — records most fans aren’t even aware of. We’re here to change that!
Discover the history and secrets behind one of wrestling’s most powerful statements of a maneuver: The Powerbomb!
A lot has changed since the days of old school wrestling, though not always for the better. Here are ten things that are very much…
There are numerous accounts of WWE wrestlers feeling intimidated by Vince McMahon. These stories shed light as to why!
Unique gimmick matches are amongst the most fun in pro wrestling. However, many are used once only. Here are surprising details about why!
Becoming a wrestler still isn’t easy – but it’s not like it once was! Discover the painful reality many wrestling legends faced early on.
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…
Alcohol has always played a significant role in pro wrestling, so it makes perfect sense that these 8 wrestlers should get in on the act!
Some of the most legendary feuds in wrestling involved wrestlers who had real-life animosity outside of the ring. Here are 5 such examples.
His promos talked you into a building, and his charisma shook said venue. But how did Superstar Billy Graham stack up in his matches?
Only the elite and the greatest should get awarded a chance at the WWE Championship, although such is not always the case…
Look no further for a great wrestling podcast! Here’s the best in squared circle audio, including some hidden gems and our readers’ favorites podcasts too.
These stories are a cautionary tale: a reminder that wrestling draws many marginal people toward its tawdry spotlight.
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…
Dusty Rhodes left an indelible mark on people in and out of wrestling. But what was the American Dream like when the cameras weren’t around?
What happens when champions can’t defend their titles? Here are the rare times titleholders had their belts defended by other wrestlers!
Shawn Michaels ran the gamut of emotions in these five rivalries and are feuds wrestling fans will never forget.
From personal accounts from family, friends, and fans, these stories show a different side of Rodney Anoa’i — the man fans knew as Yokozuna.
The WWE logo brings an instant wave of nostalgia for wrestling fans. Take a stroll down memory lane and look at the logo’s evolution!
Wrestlers misbehaving is nothing new, but there have been many outlandish wrestling arrests you may not be aware of outside the ring!
The Kliq came together and ultimately dominated the WWF locker room. Learn the story of their checkered past, from those who knew them best.
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…
Some forgotten wrestling championships died a painful death! It’s time to acknowledge at least a few that deserved a kinder fate.
Andre the Giant wasn’t always easy to get along with. The following stories illustrate a not often known side of the “gentle” giant!
Discover the stories of notable professional wrestlers and families from Canada who have made their country proud.
The following wrestling managers deserve a bit of our love by making professional wrestling exceptionally better by being a part of it!
You may be surprised at how much the Street Fighter video game franchise has influenced professional wrestling (and vice versa!)
On occasion, a wrestler will hold more than one world title at the same time. Here are 15 times this rare distinction has been achieved.
Let us take you back in time when WWE (then the WWWF and WWF) presented a weekly Saturday morning show entitled All-Star Wrestling.
Although The Iron Sheik may have hung up his wrestling boots, he’s still stirring up controversy and drama!
Here are ten of the best Bob Backlund matches we saw live before, during, and after his 5-plus-year run as WWWF World Heavyweight Champion.
Many wrestlers have been able to make a jump into acting. We look at 5 wrestlers not named Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson who starred in…
From seeing The Undertaker outside of WWE and beyond, here are five times “The Forbidden Door” was opened in wrestling!
These tales reveal exactly the kind of man Owen Hart was. Stories from Bret Hart, Triple H, Scott Hall (Razor Ramon), Jim Ross, and more.
These 4 wrestlers helped professional wrestling transition from a more plodding mat style to the more fast-paced style of today.
Relive some of the most magnificent matches and magical wrestling moments in New York’s Madison Square Garden (MSG)!
Anything is possible at the Royal Rumble! The following five wrestlers saw their careers greatly enhanced because of this yearly event.
A family name carries weight in wrestling. However, there have been many relations kept off TV for varying reasons. Here are many examples!
Sometimes tempers flare, violence ensues, and the script is tossed. These are the shocking times wrestling matches turned real!
These trios of wrestling managers cornered the heel market and made life miserable for babyfaces in their respective eras!
When you open the forbidden door, anything can happen! Here are eight dream matches had they opened the forbidden door in ’94!
These courageous wrestlers sacrificed their lives for the sake of others, even when it meant putting their own lives in danger.
Former WCW and Turner corporate employee Richard Steinberg shares legendary (and unusual!) moments behind the scenes and on the road.
The Kliq crossed paths with many wrestling legends over the years, but it was these battles with each other that helped define their careers.
Want to be a wrestler? Sit under the learning tree as we discover that wrestling is much more than just a vehicle to fame and…
From a fan attending Undertaker’s first wedding to encounters with friendly heels, here are 50 of the best stories of fans meeting wrestlers!
“Things did not go to plan!” Here are seven upset victories that took place in the ring that left wrestling fans shocked and confused.
Professional wrestling requires a lot of squatting and bending over. It’s only natural that farts in wrestling or back-end blowouts occur from time to time!
Hair plays an important role in wrestling. Here are 18 bald wrestlers, but with a full set of hair! This one’s going to be fun…
Here are some quality wrestling documentaries that may have fallen under the radar but are well worth discovering.
We had much fun creating these AI-generated photos of wrestlers. Even when the descriptions were outrageous, we couldn’t believe the results!
Wrestling ribs can be used as teaching tools and as tests of heart and dedication. Here is a collection of seven of our favorite tales.
It’s the most enduring gimmick match in wrestling! Here’s a detailed history of 11 steel cage structures used over the years.
The tragic wrestling convention scene in The Wrestler was not filmed as planned. Here are 9 surprising facts about this Oscar-nominated film!
Harley Race was considered by many the legitimate toughest man to grace the squared circle. But what was he like behind the scenes?
Mr. Fuji was devious on and off-camera, and these shocking stories will surely have you looking at him in a different light!
Wrestling is a mainstream form of entertainment that attracts followers from all walks of life including these 15 celebrity wrestling fans.
Chief Jay Strongbow was one of the most revered workers in the industry. However, there are many shocking tales about him behind the scenes!
Mad Max has been around for 40+ years, and during that time, the franchise has had a lot of influence on the world of professional…
Brace yourself as we reveal the surprising story behind five wrestlers who embraced the paranormal with these supernatural gimmicks!
From the freakishly large to diminutively small and in-between, these human oddities are the most bizarre wrestling attractions of all time.
Here are seven times wrestlers legit got physical on talk shows, proving just how real wrestling is in front of a live viewing audience!
From Parts Unknown? Take a trip back to the pro wrestling world of the ’80s and prior as we reveal wrestlers’ real (and kayfabe) hometowns!
Behind the scenes, Lucha Libre (Mexican professional wrestling) has dark stories of murder, the supernatural, and the unforgivable.
Being the son of Dusty Rhodes, naysayers would test his toughness. In the words of Dustin Rhodes, “There were many fights along the way!”
The shock value of these wild wrestling heels remains (even after all these years)! These were the pioneers of the hardcore.
There are many wrestlers who have had long locks their entire career. Here’s a look into the past where you can see them with short…
The United States Championship has been held by many memorable legends. Here are the ten longest-reigning US Champions in combined days.