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George 'The Animal' Steele, Wrestling Legend, Dead at 79

WWE Hall of Famer known for green tongue and appetite for the turnbuckle dies in hospice care<p>George "The Animal" Steele, the charismatic wrestler …

How an '80s Female Wrestling Star Makes Thousands in Underground Hotel Fights

B etween its launch in the mid-'80s and its unceremonious demise in 1990, GLOW – Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling -- captured and confounded the popular …

Finn Balor Nears Return From Injury: Where Does He Fit Into WWE Plans?

Wrestler held WWE Universal Champion for one night before relinquishing title due to injury<p>When Seth Rollins powerbombed Finn Balor into the ringside …

How Hulk Hogan Became the Ultimate American Bad Guy

In some way, Tony Soprano, Walter White and Don Draper all owe wrestling's anti-hero a bit of gratitude for some of their success<p>Hulk Hogan is …

Velvet Sky discusses TNA, WWE, dating Bubba Dudley

<i>Your teams on the go or at home. Personalize SI with our new App. Install on iOS or Android.</i><p>Appearances deceive when it comes to Velvet Sky.<p>The …

WWE

Remembering Chyna, the WWE Star Who Redefined the Rules

'The Ninth Wonder of the World' changed the game for female wrestlers, and inspired a generation of stars<p>Joanie Laurer, the WWE star known to a …

An Open Letter to Hulk Hogan (and Gawker) from the Iron Sheik

CHEAP HEAT IS THE HEAT YOU GET FROM EASY WAY.<p>DEAR HULK HOGAN,<p>EVERYBODY KNOW YOU THE ALL AMERICA. YOU THE LEGEND. YOU ALWAYS TRY TO EAT THE VITAMIN AND SAY THE PRAYER. YOU ALWAYS PUT THE FANS FIRST.<br>EVERYONE KNOWS FOREVER I AM THE LEGEND AND WITHOUT IRON SHEIK THERE IS NO HULKAMANIA. I SELL OUT THE …

Hulk Hogan

Ring of Honor COO Joe Koff on WWE, expanding his promotions reach

Joe Koff is no stranger to competition.<p>The 65-year-old Ring of Honor COO’s expectations were high for the Field of Honor show in Coney Island, New …

WWE

Rusev-Summer Rae Storyline Derailed by WWE Failing to Separate Fact from Fiction

Rusev and Summer Rae's love story ended on Monday night, with a spirited slap to a dumbfounded brute and an audience more confused than compelled.<p>After months of constructing a soap opera-like storyline, WWE abruptly tore it down. In bringing in Rusev and Lana's real-life relationship into the plot …

Pro Wrestling's strange relationship with MMA | Micks

Blurring the lines : How Pro-Wrestling and MMA have been too Close for Comfort<p>The above quote from former WCW and WWE exec <b>Eric Bischoff</b> has long …

Okada: Wrestling's 'Rainmaker' Has Conquered Japan – Is America Next?

New Japan Pro-Wrestling's Heavyweight Champion has heard the rumors, but what happens if WWE comes calling?<p>Over the past few years, wrestling in the …

WWE's misuse of Sting is a modern-day wrestling tragedy

CLEVELAND, Ohio - You may not be able to tell from Sunday's WWE Night of Champions result, but Sting is the most popular professional wrestler of all …

Report: Fan who jumped into ring at WWE event gets 10 days in jail

The fan who jumped into the ring during Sunday’s WWE Night of Champions pay-per-view is reportedly going to have time to think about his foolhardy …

WWE

El Rey Network greenlights second season of Lucha Underground

The El Rey Network and producer Mark Burnett have announced that the Lucha Libre wrestling series <b>Lucha Underground</b> has been given the green light for …

WWE News: Backstage Update On Sting’s WWE Future, Possible Spinal Injury?

Sting’s WWE career went from the highest note to the lowest when he sustained an injury at <i>Night of Champions</i> against Seth Rollins. To reiterate what …

The Miz’s Guide to Distancing Yourself From Your Reality-TV Past

<i>All week long, Vulture explores what happens to reality TV contestants after the show ends — and the future of the genre itself.</i> <br>If you didn’t know, …

Sting Speaks: Wrestling Icon on Joining WWE, Feuding With Seth Rollins

Heading into 'Night of Champions,' Stinger shoots straight about playing his part, putting guys over and his many personas<p>The enigmatic man they call …

TNA’s Dixie Carter, Jeff Jarrett team up in face of uncertain futures

The battle between Jeff Jarrett and Dixie Carter is set for this Wednesday night.<p>TNA Impact Wrestling and Global Force Wrestling have blurred the …

WWE

Why Wrestling Matters

In 1982, on <i>Late Night With David Letterman</i>, pro wrestling made a surprise run-in. Andy Kaufman — comedian, star of <i>Taxi</i>, and frequent <i>Saturday Night</i> …

WWE

'WWE Raw': Sting and Seth Rollins' Statue of Limitations

The Icon plays more mind games with the Architect, Orton gets mixed up in the Wyatts' business and the New Day owns the night<p>Perhaps the folks in …

WWE Raw and SmackDown Ratings Slumps Put More Pressure on the WWE Network

<i>Monday Night Raw</i> and <i>Thursday Night SmackDown</i> are supposed to be the cornerstones of WWE programming, but things aren’t exactly going as planned.<p>Despite having one of its most talented rosters ever, one that features everyone from former independent wrestling studs to household names like John Cena, …

WWE

Jimmy Snuka's Contract 'Suspended' by WWE After Murder Charge

'Superfly' also removed from WWE Hall of Fame after being charged with third-degree murder in the 1983 death of Nancy Argentino<p>World Wrestling …

WWE Must Rethink Policies Regarding Superstars' Social Media Accounts

WWE has to get in front of the next social media controversy.<p>A clear, proactive policy for its Superstars' accounts is a new necessity. It's a vital part of adapting to a changing world. WWE doesn't want a repeat of the Zahra Schreiber story.<p>The NXT prospect had yet to debut on TV. She had just …

Jimmy ‘Superfly’ Snuka’s Murder Rap Completes the Wrestlemania of Crime

From murder charges to Hitler Instagrams, it’s been a violent week for the WWE and its fans.<p>Even for a sport with fictional back stories and sensational sagas, , it’s been a week of unscripted lunacy and violence involving WWE fans and wrestlers alike:<p><b>•</b> WWE legend Jimmy Snuka (“Superfly”) was …

Crime

The strange story of 'Superfly' Snuka and Nancy Argentino

Jimmy 'Superfly' Snuka and the mysterious death of Nancy Argentino<p>Thirty years ago, Nancy Argentino was fatally injured and rushed from the wrestling …

Jimmy 'Superfly' Snuka Charged With Third-Degree Murder

The wrestling legend was arrested Tuesday in connection with the 1983 death of girlfriend Nancy Argentino<p><b>UPDATE:</b> A judge has dismissed homicide …

Wrestler arrested on domestic battery charge in Gulfport

GULFPORT, FL (WFLA) – A wrestler was arrested in Gulfport for domestic battery by strangulation, according to Gulfport Police.<p>It happened early …