Little Girls and Iron Women: NXT TakeOver Makes Women's Wrestling History

Wednesday’s NXT TakeOver: Respect was the site of two firsts: for the first time, two women competed in an Iron Man match, and for the first time, two women closed the show at a WWE special event. It was not the first time, however, that women proved their abilities to a sport (and a company) that for too long refused… »10/09/15 9:00am10/09/15 9:00am


The Short, Spray-Tanned History of Women's Wrestling at SummerSlam

This Sunday, the factions formed by WWE’s now-branded #DivaRevolution will face off in a three-team elimination match at SummerSlam, professional wrestling’s “biggest party of the summer.” The event is one of WWE’s Big Four pay-per-views, second only to WrestleMania in hype and bombast; the collision of this annual… »8/18/15 11:45am8/18/15 11:45am

Twilight of the Divas: The NXT Revolution in Women's Wrestling Is Here

A revolution began Monday night in the world of women’s athletics. To be fair, the women involved are called divas, this particular realm of athletics goes by the winking nom de plume of sports entertainment, and the revolution was sanctioned—orchestrated, even—by those called, without a dash of irony, The Authority. »7/14/15 12:00pm7/14/15 12:00pm

​12-Year-Old Girl Testifies for Her Right to Be on Boys Wrestling Team

Yesterday, seventh-grader Audrianna Beattie — a straight-A student who's fighting to be allowed on her middle school's boys wrestling team — testified before a Federal judge for 40 minutes. (As a former 12-year-old, I am dumbfounded as to how she stayed on one topic for 40 minutes.) Audrianna's rural Pennsylvanian… »11/21/13 5:30pm11/21/13 5:30pm

Former HS Wrestler Explains Why Sex Restrictions in Sports Are Stupid

Remember that Saved by the Bell episode when Kristy Barnes wanted to try out for the wrestling team and the caricature of a misogynistic coach was all, “But you’re a lady! This is a gym not a Jane! Bake us some brownies! Mwahahahahaha, I’m terrible!”? It was one of the show’s heavier moments, and not just because… »9/28/13 1:30pm9/28/13 1:30pm

A Bloody and Nostalgic Look Back on the Early Days of Female Pro Wrestling

GLOW: The Story of The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling is a documentary chronicling the alternately glamorous and brutal world behind the 1986 all-female, pro-wrestling show of the same name. The release date is still to be determined (filmmakers are raising money on Kickstarter now), but they're aiming for this year.… »7/02/12 2:45pm7/02/12 2:45pm

Another Fighter Politely Offers to Kick Chris Brown's Ass

Chris Brown just can't seem to stop pissing off gigantic people who want to punch him in the face. Earlier this week, the perpetually shit eating grin-wearing singer once again couldn't resist the siren's call of spazzing out at a detractor on Twitter, accusing him of having shrunken genitalia. That detractor was… »2/22/12 6:45pm2/22/12 6:45pm