Josip Nikolai Peruzović — or Nikolai Volkoff — dead at 70

Pro wrestling Hall of Famer Nikolai Volkoff has died at the age of 70.. His villainous Soviet ring persona made him a heel Cold War-era crowds loved to hate.. World Wrestling Entertainment released the news on Sunday. Volkoff — born Josip Nikolai Peruzović in the former Yugoslavia — rose to prominence in the ring during … Read moreJosip Nikolai Peruzović — or Nikolai Volkoff — dead at 70

Brian Christopher Lawler dead after trying to hang himself in jail

Brian Christopher Lawler, who went by Grandmaster Sexay in the WWE and the son of wrestling legend Jerry Lawler, is not dead after trying to kill himself in jail Saturday night, TMZ Sports reported. According to various reports, the 46-year-old Brian Christopher attempted to hang himself in his cell outside Memphis. He was found by … Read moreBrian Christopher Lawler dead after trying to hang himself in jail

The ring of honor gets a crowd

Wrestling fans read with great interest yesterday an article appearing in DeadSpin about Ring of Honor Wresting. Dave Meltzer didn’t think that the company would ever get an event with more than 10,000 people.  That changes now.. September 1, the Sears Centre in Chicago will have more than 10,000 fans for a pay per view … Read moreThe ring of honor gets a crowd

Legend Bruno Sammartino dead at 82

Sammartino was the then-World Wide Wrestling Federation’s longest-reigning world champion, holding the title for nearly eight consecutive years. He began his record title reign after beating Buddy Rogers at Madison Square Garden on May 17, 1963. He would not relinquish the belt until a loss to Ivan Koloff on Jan. 18, 1971. After regaining the … Read moreLegend Bruno Sammartino dead at 82

The new Andre the Giant documentary is criticized for being more one of the WWE

Andre The Giant was literally larger than life in appearance but also in pop culture. He helped define 1980s profeessional wrestling..  That is why lots of fans were excited to hear that the WWE and HBO teamed up to do a documentary on his life. https://uproxx.com/prowrestling/andre-the-giant-documentary-hbo-review/ ….BUT A REVIEW BEING WRITTEN MAY NOT LEAD MANY … Read moreThe new Andre the Giant documentary is criticized for being more one of the WWE

Hillbilly Jim getting inducted into he WWE hall of fame

Let the nostalgia take flight!  From the WWE: Hillbilly Jim often found himself standing across the ring from nefarious Superstars managed by Jimmy Hart, but in the years since their heyday, the relationship between the two men changed.  Their new dynamic will be on display when Hart inducts Hillbilly Jim into the WWE Hall of Fame during the … Read moreHillbilly Jim getting inducted into he WWE hall of fame

The wrasling days are back again. At least in my house.

Ratings may be down. But in my house? ….rising again It finally arrived! The special moment when my son and I could attend a professional wrestling match together.The venue: Wilkes Barre.. The moment: Magical! My soon to be 7-year-old became an immediate fan. He knew little of the matches or wrestlers prior.. but during and … Read moreThe wrasling days are back again. At least in my house.

Past wrestling stars come out of the shadows to sue the WWE 

Dozens of Wrestlers Sue WWE Over Neurological Injuries More World Wrestling Entertainment Inc was sued on Monday by Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka and dozens of other retired male and female wrestlers seeking to hold it responsible for neurological injuries they claimed to suffer by participating in its bouts. The complaint was filed on behalf of more than … Read morePast wrestling stars come out of the shadows to sue the WWE