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Dr. Edwards lays the ‘smackdown’ on philosophy

Pro wrestling and philosophy may seem like a mismatched tag team akin to WWE’s The Allied Powers team of Lex Luger and the late British Bulldog. But for Dr. Douglas Edwards, author of the book Philosophy Smackdown, out now from Polity, the two actually make a cohesive...

Time to strut; biography on Buddy Rogers announced

Not only did Scott Teal and Tim Hornbaker just announce their first ever joint book project, but it is indeed the book that “everybody has been waiting for!” Master of the Ring: The Biography of “Nature Boy” Buddy Rogers is scheduled to be released at the end of...

The heroic service of Paul Boesch

August 28, 1987 was a red-letter day in the life of Paul Boesch. It marked the denouement of a career that had been going on for more than 55 years as a wrestler, booker, announcer and promoter, from the Great Depression to the era of Hulkamania. The WWF put on the...

The Good Brothers and Rocky Romero: an unbreakable camaraderie

Following their sudden departure from WWE, fans started asking where 40-year-old ‘Machine Gun’ Karl Anderson (real name Chad Allegra) and 36-year old Doc Gallows (real name Drew Hankinson) would end up. But those questions were answered only a few short months later,...