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WWE reportedly teaching faces not to sell losses

Well, this is different. According to a report, WWE is now telling its babyfaces not to sell losses when they're walking to the back after a match.

Hulk Hogan throws Billy Kidman into a dumpster

Hulk Hogan is known for a lot of things, but throwing Billy Kidman into a dumpster on this date in WCW history isn't one of them. But it should be. Here's why --

WCW got a new owner on Nitro

On March 26, 2001, Shane McMahon shows up on World Championship Wrestling's (WCW) Monday Nitro to announce himself as the new owner.

Kayfabe and crap talk - what's real, what's BS

Following UFC 158, when fighters like Georges St. Pierre and Nick Diaz engage in a lot of pre-fight trash talk and then say that there's nothing personal going on after the fight should fans feel like they've been tricked?

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Professional Wrestling as an Olympic Sport?

Fans the world over are angry. The target of their rage is the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for cutting wrestling from the 2020 Summer Games. While there is still a chance mankind's oldest sport will earn a reprieve, nothing is guaranteed...

Indian wrestling legend Dara Singh dies age 83

Once again, another wrestling legend, 83 year old Dara Singh, has passed away earlier today at his home after suffering a heart attack over the weekend.

If kayfabe wasn't dead already, it most certainly is now. That's because WWE is now actively...

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If kayfabe wasn't dead already, it most certainly is now. That's because WWE is now actively selling what it calls "Kayfabe Tees," which are simple black shirt designs with insider terminology written on the front and back. Among the phrases included: Heel Jobber I Got Heat I'm So Over What's Your Finish Dolph Ziggler is the model on the main page wearing a "Heel" shirt and really, he's a big reason for all this with his #Heel schtick on Twitter. But is this good or bad for the business of pro wrestling? And would any of you actually pick up one of these shirts?

WWE.com lists top 'Legends of the Fall' number 10: Cody Rhodes (Video)

WWE.com lists top 'Legends of the Fall' number 10: Cody Rhodes

UFC 127: Jorge Rivera's Channeling Chael Sonnen to Hype Michael Bisping Bout

UFC mid-carder Jorge Rivera has stepped up his game by following Chael Sonnen's dubious example.

Irv Muchnick's Book "Chris and Nancy: The True Story of the Benoit Murder-Suicide and Pro Wrestlings Cocktail of Death" Film and Television Rights Optioned

The tragic murder-suicide involving Chris Benoit was written about by Irv Muchnick. Now that book has been optioned to become a film.

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