“It’s fake.” “Everything is already predetermined.” “I have better things to do than watch a bunch of scantily-clad people pretend to fight each other.” As a professional wrestling fan, I’ve heard it all. And none of what they say is factually wrong
On February 17, World Wrestling Entertainment held its Elimination Chamber pay-per-view, live from the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. The second to last major event before WrestleMania, it is a prominent stop en route to sports entertainment’s biggest spectacle. “‘Mania,” as many
On January 27th, World Wrestling Entertainment held its annual Royal Rumble pay-per-view, from Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona. Headlined by the Royal Rumble Match (a battle royale featuring 30 competitors — where the objective is to throw your opponents out over the top
In two weeks, on December 16, World Wrestling Entertainment will hold its Tables, Ladders, and Chairs pay-per-view. Named after its signature match, where a briefcase or championship is held above the ring, and competitors have to use any combination of tables, ladders
On Friday morning, World Wrestling Entertainment held its Crown Jewel pay-per-view, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Highlighted by a number of marquee matches, including the in-ring return of wrestling legend Shawn Michaels, it was supposed to be a groundbreaking event, aimed at showcasing
This Saturday, World Wrestling Entertainment will hold its Super Showdown event, its first pay-per-view to be broadcasted live from Australia. While not necessarily in the same vein as other competitive sports in terms of unpredictability — match outcomes are decided in advance
Editor’s note: This article was initially published in The Daily Gazette, Swarthmore’s online, daily newspaper founded in Fall 1996. As of Fall 2018, the DG has merged with The Phoenix. See the about page to read more about the DG. In just
Editor’s note: This article was initially published in The Daily Gazette, Swarthmore’s online, daily newspaper founded in Fall 1996. As of Fall 2018, the DG has merged with The Phoenix. See the about page to read more about the DG. Professional wrestling.