Card exam: That time Jericho reported on a Winnipeg AWA show

Card exam: That time Jericho reported on a Winnipeg AWA show

Many probably don't know, given how long Chris Jericho has been on top in professional wrestling, but he actually went to school to study journalism. Under his real name, Chris Irvine, he attended Red River Community College in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Like all J-school...

How The Sheik helped heal Detroit after 1967 riots

How The Sheik helped heal Detroit after 1967 riots

It was a hot Summer in the City of Detroit in 1967. Lyndon Johnson was president, "Light My Fire" by The Doors topped the music charts, the James Bond movie You Only Live Twice was number one at the box office, The Monkees TV show was a hit on the small screen and The...

Remembering actor/wrestler Chief Suni War Cloud

Remembering actor/wrestler Chief Suni War Cloud

The list of wrestling stars-turned-movie stars is almost too long to enumerate anymore. The Rock. John Cena. Dave Bautista. Crossover fame and fortune awaits almost any mat star who has the desire and skill to hit it big in Hollywood. When Joseph Vance Chorre Jr....

How a lady wrestler picked a fight to prove she was no fraud in 1880

How a lady wrestler picked a fight to prove she was no fraud in 1880

The initial story told in my first wrestling book, Bluegrass Brawlers, is one that has captivated me ever since I first read it. I've never shared the full story online before now. It's the story of a young lady who came to Louisville in 1880 with the circus and won...

A loving, championship chat with Pedro Morales’ widow

A loving, championship chat with Pedro Morales’ widow

Pedro Morales lived a champion's life. As a 12-year-old, I saw first-hand just how special then the World Wide Wrestling Federation (WWWF) Heavyweight Champion was.  Growing up in New York City, I attended my first live wrestling show in January 1972. Sunnyside...

How The Sheik helped heal Detroit after 1967 riots

It was a hot Summer in the City of Detroit in 1967. Lyndon Johnson was president, "Light My Fire" by The Doors topped the music charts, the James Bond movie You Only Live Twice was number one at the box office, The Monkees TV show was a hit on the small screen and The...

Remembering actor/wrestler Chief Suni War Cloud

The list of wrestling stars-turned-movie stars is almost too long to enumerate anymore. The Rock. John Cena. Dave Bautista. Crossover fame and fortune awaits almost any mat star who has the desire and skill to hit it big in Hollywood. When Joseph Vance Chorre Jr....

How a lady wrestler picked a fight to prove she was no fraud in 1880

The initial story told in my first wrestling book, Bluegrass Brawlers, is one that has captivated me ever since I first read it. I've never shared the full story online before now. It's the story of a young lady who came to Louisville in 1880 with the circus and won...

A loving, championship chat with Pedro Morales’ widow

Pedro Morales lived a champion's life. As a 12-year-old, I saw first-hand just how special then the World Wide Wrestling Federation (WWWF) Heavyweight Champion was.  Growing up in New York City, I attended my first live wrestling show in January 1972. Sunnyside...

Hodge’s influence spanned world of combat sports

Danny Hodge was the rarest of individuals who inspired universal awe and admiration across the combat sports spectrum. In American amateur circles, he was without peer, and already an icon by the time he retired. Before his name was ensconced on the Hodge Trophy,...

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