I don’t think I have to tell you that pro wrestlers are a generally mercurial bunch. You pretty much have to be in order to exist between the real and unreal worlds where pro wrestling resides, that blurred-line known as Kayfabe*. Of these profoundly odd men and women, […]
Though a good/evil distinction is present in most narratives, when it comes to professional wrestling the dynamic between babyfaces (good guys) and heels (bad guys) is uniquely important. In an entertainment medium that lives and dies based on the reactions and whims of the live audience, it’s critical […]
“But sometimes, just to see the world I live in, I watch WrestleMania.” More on Werner Herzog and Wrestlemania here.
This month’s Guest Star is Sachin Hingoo, a Toronto-based writer and editor at BiffBamPop.com. ~~~ What then is a ‘bastard’ for this audience composed in part, we are told, of people who are themselves outside the rules of society? Essentially someone unstable, who accepts the rules only when […]
Claire Napier has shared her digital zine anthology, Get Ready For The Big Chop: Digressions On When Pro-Wrestlers Change Their Hair And What It Means! You can read it for free here.
Wired profiles the amazing Lexi Alexander: ‘“In martial arts, for every attack there is a counter you can throw,” she says. “Somebody traps you, you can throw a hook. But there is no counter for bias” in the entertainment business. “You cannot be super nice. You cannot be […]