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 […]
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.
Caity Weaver spends the day with Dwayne Johnson and writes about it for GQ. “When Dwayne Johnson meets you (and I can assure you, he would love to), the first thing he will do is ask you six thousand questions about yourself, and remember the answers forever. If […]
Calvin Kasulke explains the role of object permanence–or the lack thereof–among wrestlers in the WWE.
Andy Kaufman has breakfast with Classie Freddie Blassie in My Breakfast With Blassie (1983) (via @GCDB)
At Monkey See, Libby Hill considers RuPaul’s Drag Race and the World Wrestling Entertainment’s Monday Night Raw. “To compare WWE’s Monday Night Raw to RuPaul’s Drag Race may seem like an easy punch line to those who dismiss both as lowbrow entertainment pitched to niche audiences. But those […]