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A 30 For 30 about Ric Flair breezes too quickly through pro wrestling’s most important era

Nearly every film about professional wrestling hits a crucial point, where the participants have to decide how fully they want to answer one of the oldest and most persistent questions about their entire industry: “Is wrestling fake?” It’s something wrestlers themselves are understandably sick of talking about, for…

Japanese wrestling has its own Donald Trump storyline, and it is getting extremely weird

By now, you’ve probably heard that, in addition to somehow being elected president of the United States, Donald Trump is also a member of WWE’s Hall Of Fame. He was a prominent player in the pro wrestling company during the late ’00s, a stint that included the “Battle Of The Billionaires” in which Trump came out…

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New Japan looks to the future, and the world, with Wrestle Kingdom 11

Emanating every January 4th from the Tokyo Dome, Wrestle Kingdom is one of the biggest pro-wrestling shows of the year. For New Japan Pro Wrestling, Japan’s most successful promotion, it’s the culmination of 12 months’ worth of story lines and grueling battles. Rivalries come to a close—or, as is usually the case, an…