After persevering through a driving regimen of fourteen consecutive hours through the middle of nowhere (and barely winning a race with an Oklahoma tornado) we finally arrived in Texas for Chaos in Tejas. Grown-up humans from every sub-genre of punk rock culture started checking into motels and wand ... 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
In the movie The Wrestler, Necro Butcher memorably assaults his opponent Randy "The Ram" Robinson (played by actor Mickey Rourke) with a staple gun, barbed wire and plate-glass window. And while Rourke is no longer manhandling "heels" inside the square circle, Butcher remains a very real wrest ... More >>
Unreal catches up with the winner of the Miss Nursing Home Pageant, wrestles with Bruiser Brody's legacy and cheers on Chilly Willie.
Bad timing and institutional racism kept Gary Jackson out of pro wrestling's spotlight. But he's got St. Louis in a hammer lock.
Directed by Barry Blaustein
May 5 - 12, 1999
The passing of wrestling promoter Sam Muchnick rekindles interest in the wrestling days of yore