Columns

  • Magic Mic

    At the core, professional wrestlers are storytellers. Telling a tale with every stomp and blow. Conveying complex storytelling with no words, is truly an art...

  • A Lucha Rivalry for the Ages

    CMLL Anniversario 81 had the main event of Atlantis vs. Ultimo Guerrero, who have been both partners and hated enemies. This match was five years...

  • Look Back at the Music Videos of WCCW

    I bought my first VCR specifically so I could tape episodes of WCCW. I still have most of those VHS tapes, packed away in the...

  • Saturday Night Fever

    Going to the Hershey Park Arena in the 1980's was an incredible experience, highlighted by 3 tapings of Saturday Night's Main Event featuring the lovely...

  • Indy Fed Rescue – episode #1

    Dan Murphy is on a mission to help Indy workers and promoters see the light, and to clean up the independent wrestling scene!

  • There’s a Monster at the End of This Column

    After SummerSlam, I would have been heartbroken, but moreover I would have been frightened for the safety of all other wrestlers. Who knows how far...

  • Remembering 9-11

    It's been 13 years since one of the darkest days in American history. What follows are the thoughts of those days in two of my...

  • Deaf wrestler fights for respect

    The Buffalo resident battles stereotypes and doubters as he strives to become the first-ever deaf WWE wrestler.

  • Standing Tall

    STANDING TALL: HOW AMPUTEE WAR VETERAN CHRISTOPHER MELENDEZ BECAME A PRO WRESTLER By K. Thor Jensen of Mandatory.com Christopher Melendez was a typical New York...

  • Glorious triumphs checkered by failure: Remembering Sean O’Haire

    I have literally written this story more than 30 times over the past 15 years. Hell, there are websites and wiki pages devoted entirely to...