Topic: Independent contractors

June 26, 2013

No wrestling organization leverages the yet-unfulfilled dreams of their competitors for more entertainment value than Pro Wrestling Guerilla, and none of its independent contractors deliver more than Kevin Steen, “Mr. Wrestling.” He's a 250-pound Canadian, part lumberjack and part bear, with a knack for safely dropping guys on their heads and complex suplexes. And he really, really wants this.

November 15, 2012

There are times when a mere inflection is enough to make you curl in shame. Rachel Maddow, election night, in the process of gleefully detailing an absolutely brutal series of Republican losses, brought her best "I am amazed and delighted at how stupid this is" delivery to the phrase "professional wrestling." She was talking about Linda McMahon, the longtime WWE executive and wife of malevolent company figurehead Vince. And, if we're being honest, Mrs. McMahon had it coming.