Posts tagged "wrestling"

This Guy Waxes With Packing Tape And I Am Terrified

Filed under "My Worst Nightmare Come To Life": meet a gentleman who waxes with packing tape. Yes, he waxes with packing tape. How does he stay in one piece!?

By: Claire Hannum / November 14, 2013

WWE Announcer Cracks A Kobe Bryant Rape Joke

On "Monday Night Raw" last night, WWE announcer Abraham Washington cracked a rape joke about a wrestler, saying the guy was "like Kobe Bryant at a hotel in Colorado ... he's unstoppable." WWE issued an immediate apology. (In 2003, Bryant was accused of raping a 19-year-old hotel worker; prosecution dropped the charges days before the…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 31, 2012

We’ll Miss You, Randy ‘Macho Man’ Savage

News that Randy "Macho Man" Savage died in a car accident age 58 has triggered plenty of nostalgic tributes. From David Brown, Yahoo Sports: "A small part of my childhood died. ... Other than Hulk Hogan or Andre the Giant, no WWF rassler was more popular than Savage in the late 1980s," writes Brown, who…

By: Newser / May 21, 2011

Female Competitor Gets A Shot At High School Wrestling Greatness

In my high school, we had a girl on our football team. I always thought she was pretty awesome because A) she had an insane level of knowledge of football statistics, B) she played pretty well, and C) no one ever made a fuss about her being there. Cassy Herkelman and Megan Black—two female high…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / February 18, 2011

Greasy Men Wrestle One Another Half-Naked, Women Rejoice

Like hot, greased-up, over-sized men in leather pants? Thrill at the sight of hirsute man-bodies fondling one another in the dewy grass? Unfamiliar with Kirkpinar but are willing to settle for some YouTube wrestling porn? We have your video, ladies! They call this Kirkpinar oil wrestling. I call it tasty. It's been around since 1357,…

By: Susannah Breslin / November 17, 2010

J-Woww’s New Job: Professional Wrestler

J-Woww has found her calling in life—female wrestler. She has signed on to appear on Spike TV's "TNA Impact." For her first episode, she fights a girl sporting a Snooki spoof. Two things of note: did the announcer really call J-Woww "strawberry blonde"? And how annoying is the woman J-Woww's fighting? Though "J-Coww" is a…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / October 13, 2010

Athlete Kyle Maynard Is A Congenital Amputee, Also Hot

If you watched HBO's most recent episode of "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel," you met Kyle Maynard, 24, an athlete and congenital amputee born without forearms and lower legs. It's a pretty amazing story. The show first profiled Maynard several years ago when he arose to national prominence as a college wrestler with a 35-16…

By: Susannah Breslin / May 24, 2010

Why Men Enjoy Professional Wrestling — DRAFT

One of the most popular sports in the world is professional wrestling -- if you count it as a sport, of course. The overwhelmingly male audience absolutely loves watching dudes in leotards beat each other up in matches with pre-determined outcomes. I've been a fan of professional wrestling since I was a young kid. At…

By: Phil Dotree / March 15, 2010

A Lottery Winner’s Dream: Women Wrestling In Not Much Clothing

Here's more proof that people who can't order a beer shouldn't be able to win the lottery. Three years ago, Jay Vargas became the youngest Powerball winner in history and banked $17 million smackeroos at age 19. The South Carolina native swore he'd use the money wisely. "I [don't] have the temptation to go out…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 21, 2009

Linda McMahon Of The WWE Ready For A Congressional Smackdown

Her hubby Vince may have been the chairman willing to jump in the ring and get hit over the head with a metal folding chair, but, behind the scenes, Linda McMahon has been the one running the WWE as its CEO for the past 12 years. Having already smacked down wrestling's glass ceiling, Linda i…

By: Jessica Goldberg / September 17, 2009

Crush Of The Day: Joel Hicks, Gravy Wrestler

Jesus. Mother. Of. God. Hands off, ladies! Amelia and I are already fighting over him. May the best woman win. Say Hello, sexy! to gravy-covered Joel Hicks, aka Stone Cold Steve Bisto, the 30-year-old hottie who won the 2009 World Gravy Wrestling Championship. Gravy wrestling? Apparently, yes. (It's in England; I guess they're into that…

By: Susannah Breslin / September 16, 2009

Female Iraqi Wrestlers Face Hardcore Opposition

Girls on Iraq's first all-female wrestling team in Diwaniya are being threatened and ostracized because people believe their participation in this sport is a "transgression" and could lead to promiscuity, loss of femininity or worse. Four girls have already quit out of fear, and I'm not surprised. One sexist tribesman said those who continue to…

By: Nikki Dowling / August 7, 2009