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Professional Wrestling

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2014

    Wrestling Legend Harley Race Draws New Generation Of Brawlers To Troy, MO

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    January 16, 2014
  • Calendar

    October 3, 2013
  • Blogs

    July 26, 2013

    Brian McGhee, Ex-WWE Wrestler, St. Louis Native, Accused of Stabbing Girlfriend to Death

    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 >>

  • Culture

    June 27, 2013
  • Calendar

    July 19, 2012
  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

    Shamus Aid: Chris Ward Creates Benefit Album to Revive Fallen Wizard Entertainment CEO

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2012

    The WWE Royal Rumble Guide For Concert-Goers

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2012

    WWE's Royal Rumble Came to St. Louis Last Night

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2012

    Are You Ready To Rumble?

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2012

    St. Louis' Indelible Place in Professional Wrestling

    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 >>

  • News

    January 19, 2012
  • Calendar

    January 19, 2012
  • Blogs

    June 24, 2011

    "Mr. USA" Tony Atlas Coming to Gene Slay's Boys' Club

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    March 3, 2011
  • Music

    August 11, 2010

    Cypress Hill

    8 p.m. Monday, August 16. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2010

    Top 5 Moments From Last Night's TNA Lockdown

    ​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:

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2010

    Daily RFT Giveaway: Tickets to Sunday's TNA Lockdown

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2010

    TNA Lockdown Tickets Are Gone; Box Office Tix Still Available

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2010

    St. Louis Grapplin' For Chance to Host WWE's WrestleMania

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2009

    Hulk Hogan Tonight at Downtown St. Louis Library

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2009

    Aaron's Thing of the Week, 22nd October, 2009: Ric Flair at the Chase

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    August 12, 2009
  • Blogs

    April 27, 2009

    Monday, April 27: Calendar Pimp Suggests

    Mozart watched no wrestling as a lad -- think about it.             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-bat ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 11, 2009
  • Blogs

    February 3, 2009

    Former RFT Ad Salesman Launches New Career as Professional Wrestler

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2008

    Wrestling at ... Scottrade?

    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 >>

  • Home Entertainment

    December 26, 2007

    What Else Is New?

    Our top DVD picks scheduled for release this week.

  • News

    September 19, 2007

    Old Glory

    Unreal catches up with the winner of the Miss Nursing Home Pageant, wrestles with Bruiser Brody's legacy and cheers on Chilly Willie.

  • News

    June 27, 2007

    Pile Driver!

    Unreal goes toe to toe with pro-wrestling historian Irvin Muchnick, works on our novel and narrowly escapes from a bear trap.

  • Calendar

    June 20, 2007
  • Film

    April 25, 2007

    Austin's Powers

    Stone Cold is hot, but The Condemned's hypocrisy is not.

  • Calendar

    February 21, 2007

    Mall Walkers? Ha!

    Mall grapplers, baby.

  • Home Entertainment

    December 27, 2006
  • Music

    October 25, 2006

    Nick Lachey

    7:30 p.m. Thursday, October 26. Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center on the campus of the University of Missouri-St. Louis (1 University Drive at Natural Bridge Road).

  • Calendar

    April 12, 2006
  • Film

    June 22, 2005

    Dance, Dance, Revolution

    Hip-hop, clowns and war dances meet on the street in Rize

  • News

    November 24, 2004

    Drop-Kick Gorgeous

    Bad timing and institutional racism kept Gary Jackson out of pro wrestling's spotlight. But he's got St. Louis in a hammer lock.

  • News

    June 9, 2004

    The Man Behind the Mask

    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

  • Film

    March 31, 2004

    Quite a Tall Order

    The Rock tries on Joe Don Baker's shoes for size, and they don't exactly fit

  • Calendar

    March 24, 2004

    WWE in the House

    And it's a house of pain

  • Calendar

    January 14, 2004

    Brawl's Well

    That ends well

  • Calendar

    August 6, 2003

    Lap Dance

    Emerson Indy 250 is fast & furious

  • Calendar

    August 6, 2003
  • News

    December 11, 2002

    Truth or Derek

    "Dangerous" Derek McQuinn sold his soul for a piece of the Gold Exchange

  • News

    December 11, 2002

    Fall Guy

    Minor-league wrestling in St. Louis may be choreographed schlock, but it can still kill

  • Film

    March 15, 2000

    Beyond the Mat

    Directed by Barry Blaustein

  • Calendar

    May 5, 1999
  • News

    January 13, 1999

    The Final Bell

    The passing of wrestling promoter Sam Muchnick rekindles interest in the wrestling days of yore

  • News

    December 23, 1998
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