I've never had an interest in Screeching Weasel, as I don't listen to punk music that comes off like it was meant to be the soundtrack of a straight-to-video film about kids rollerblading in a shopping-mall parking garage. I listened to Boogadaboogadaboogada! a few times (primarily just so I could s ... More >>
The Harley Race Wrestling Academy has a new location, but the training is still decidedly old-school. Now in Troy, the academy holds worldwide renown for its namesake, Harley Race, a superstar and world champion during his heyday in the '60s, '70s and '80s. As chronicled in a 2012 Riverfront Time ... More >>
Police say Brian McGhee, a former World Wrestling Entertainment wrestler and St. Louis native living in Tampa Bay, Florida, fatally stabbed his girlfriend multiple times in the stomach Wednesday night, then led cops on a high-speed car chase before crashing into a guard rail. After a brief stay in ... More >>
Gareb Shamus was a colossus among men, founding Wizard Entertainment and turning it into the go-to source for news and views on collectables. For years he was on top of his fantastical world, running a company that produced widely-read publications such as Wizard Magazine and Toyfare Magazine. Yet ... More >>
Pro wrestling and arena concerts may seem like vastly different species. But they're not that far off. World Wrestling Entertainment camped out Sunday at Scottrade Center for this year's Royal Rumble, arguably the mega-federation's second biggest pay-per-view of the year next to its annual Wrestlem ... More >>
The Scottrade Center lobby was packed torso to torso with people, most of whom held plastic championship belts or poster board signs and wore CM Punk or John Cena t-shirts. The WWE Royal Rumble, one of the most anticipated of the company's monthly pay-per-view cards, came to town last night, bringin ... More >>
Hey, wrestling fans. Hopefully you all read Albert Samaha's profile of wrestling legend Harley Race last week, but if you haven't, here's an incentive.The RFT has two plaza level tickets for this Sunday's WWE Royal Rumble. We'll give 'em away to the first person who can name the brothers who, acc ... More >>
This Sunday St. Louis hosts the WWE's Royal Rumble. Some of the men who'll wrestle that night -- such as CM Punk and Ted DiBiase Jr. -- passed through Harley Race's Wrestling Academy in Eldon, Missouri, on their way to the big league (for more on Race, see last week's feature story Harley Race's Ac ... More >>
Tony Atlas has something to tell the kids of St. Louis.If a WWE wrestler gets in your face and tells you to stay in school, well, presumably, you stay in school.And if the WWE wrestler who patented the terrifying "Gorilla Press Slam" gets in your face and tells you to stay in school, well -- you' ... More >>
TNA Wrestling brought its pay-per-view "Lockdown" to St. Louis yesterday (well, St. Charles anyway) and like any rasslin' event worth its tights included an impressive array of acrobatics and dirty tricks. Here, in ascending order, are the Top 5:
Sunday. Sunday. SUNDAY! Live at the St. Charles Family Arena. It's TNA Wrestling's 2010 Lockdown. Wrestling connoisseurs the world over will be tuning in via pay-per-view to watch team Hulk Hogan take on team Ric Flair (yes, these two old dogs are still around, popping their joints out of socket ... More >>
Thanks to all those who played Daily RFT's ticket giveaway for TNA's Lockdown. We got more than a dozen replies, many within minutes of our post going live. Winners were Jay Gross and Beau Giessman who correctly answered the following three questions: 1. Who did Hulk Hogan fight in the first thr ... More >>
On Sunday 72,000 fans packed University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona for WrestleMania 26. Another one million people across the world tuned in to view the spectacle via pay-per-view. A year earlier, in Houston, another 72,000 rasslin' aficionados filled Reliant Stadium, dropping nearly $7 millio ... More >>
Oh yeah, brother!Terry Bollea -- a.k.a. Hulk Hogan -- will be appearing tonight at the central library downtown from 7 to 10 p.m. Read the RFT preview of the Hulk's visit.The Hulkster swings through St. Louis to support his new autobiography "Hulk Hogan: My Life Outside the Ring", and guess what? ... More >>
When I was a kid, I was a big wrestling fan. Pretty much every weekend, my best friend Mike and I would get up on Sunday mornings to watch the WWF, then spend the rest of the day practicing suplexes and a variety of submission holds on my little brother. Mike's favourite wrestler was the Ultima ... More >>
This post would probably fit best in our sports blog The Rundown. But, hey, they've had three days to comment now and haven't. Fair game, I say. Besides, what I'm talking about (St. Louis Rams football and professional wrestling) hardly qualify as sports. Not real sports, anyway. So, in case y ... More >>
Hmmm. Monday night. That means either staying in and watching WWE's Monday Night Raw, or going out for culture. Why not skip the Vince McMahonigan shenanigans and opt for culture? Your beer-battered heart will thank you later.
I recently had a chance to catch up with former Riverfront Times ad man, Jason Garrison. (No relation to yours truly.)Garrison worked at RFT from mid-2005 to January 2007 before leaving to try his luck as a grappler with Ohio Valley Wrestling. Two months ago, the 26-year-old Garrison made a giant le ... More >>
This just in...WWE is bringing its Monday Night Raw to the Scottrade Center on February 2. Tickets go on sale this Saturday at 10 a.m."Wrestling at Scottrade" just doesn't have the same ring to it as the old Wrestling at the Chase television series that aired from 1959 to 1983 on KPLR Channel 11. Bu ... More >>
Our top DVD picks scheduled for release this week.
Unreal catches up with the winner of the Miss Nursing Home Pageant, wrestles with Bruiser Brody's legacy and cheers on Chilly Willie.
Unreal goes toe to toe with pro-wrestling historian Irvin Muchnick, works on our novel and narrowly escapes from a bear trap.
Stone Cold is hot, but The Condemned's hypocrisy is not.
Mall grapplers, baby.
Bad timing and institutional racism kept Gary Jackson out of pro wrestling's spotlight. But he's got St. Louis in a hammer lock.
WWE's Rey Mysterio has game to spare, Harold Ramis helps clear up a misconception, and Bill Haas shows his sensitive side; plus, Unreal lends support to a fellow muckraker injured in the line of duty
The Rock tries on Joe Don Baker's shoes for size, and they don't exactly fit
And it's a house of pain
That ends well
Emerson Indy 250 is fast & furious
"Dangerous" Derek McQuinn sold his soul for a piece of the Gold Exchange
Minor-league wrestling in St. Louis may be choreographed schlock, but it can still kill
Directed by Barry Blaustein
The passing of wrestling promoter Sam Muchnick rekindles interest in the wrestling days of yore