Last night, Brock Lesnar came out on the winning end of one of the most shocking results in pro wrestling history.The University of Minnesota amateur wrestling legend and onetime Vikings hopeful ended the Undertaker's vaunted 21 match Wrestlemania undefeated streak by pinning 'Taker 1-2-3, clean as ... More >>
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This week's cover feature about legendary wrestling journalist Wade Keller includes a good bit of discussion about the storied history of pro wrestling in the Twin Cities.In the early 1980s, the Minneapolis-based American Wrestling Association was arguably the world's number-one wrestling promotion, ... More >>
A fan at last night's WWE Monday Night Raw in Green Bay wanted an international television audience to know that we're the worst, my fellow Minnesotans.SEE ALSO: Minnesota Twins squabbling with WWE divas over "Bella Twins" trademark We realize we should probably be offended, but mostly, we find it t ... More >>
Leave it to the Minnesota Twins to hate on a couple of women who are just trying to do their thing.SEE ALSO: Twins pitcher "punches out" teammate in bullpen [GIF] Twins officials are apparently upset with Nikki and Brie Bella's effort to trademark their WWE wrestling nickname, the "Bella Twins."
Next stop on the Mike Tyson Magical Redemption Tour: Minneapolis. The former heavyweight champ spoke briefly with reporters Wednesday to throw his weight behind a January 3 fight at Target Center as part of the ESPN series Friday Night Fights. It's the first, Tyson said, of what could be several ... More >>
Iraq war vet and best-selling author Christopher Kyle was gunned down by a fellow veteran in a tragic incident on a shooting range last February. But that didn't stop Jesse Ventura from proceeding with a defamation lawsuit he'd filed against Kyle and his estate.In his book, Kyle described an inciden ... More >>
As the Twin Cities music scene grows, more and more artists are creating music that demands our attention. Combine the music with talented filmmakers locally and beyond, and you have a fruitful mix of distinct skills that generates more locally connected music videos than ever before. While it's im ... More >>
When we first caught a glimpse of Adrian Peterson's awesome Incredible Hulk costume, we thought it couldn't be topped -- until we saw movie star and former WWE wrestler The Rock's rendition of the same outfit.We're not sure who wore it better, so we're putting the question to ya'll. Who's the better ... More >>
Metro Transit has released surveillance footage of former WWE wrestler Shawn Daivari choking out a belligerent passenger during a southbound trip on the Hiawatha Line a few weeks back.SEE ALSO:-- Shawn Daivari, former WWE star, chokes out belligerent racist on Hiawatha Line-- Metro Transit responds ... More >>
A couple weeks ago, former WWE star Shawn Daivari choked out a belligerent passenger while riding on the Hiawatha Line to the airport.SEE ALSO:-- Shawn Daivari, former WWE star, chokes out belligerent racist on Hiawatha Line Daivari said numerous people on the train hit the train's emergency help bu ... More >>
Earbuds are great, but something's lost when everyone is locked into their own personal audio bubble.SEE ALSO: Shawn Daivari, former WWE star, chokes out belligerent racist on Hiawatha LineSpontaneous bus singalongs, for example.
Think wrestling is fake? That might be news to the belligerent racist dude who got choked out by Shawn Daivari on the Hiawatha Line train yesterday.SEE ALSO: Brock Lesnar makes kickass return to pro wrestling on WWE Monday Night Raw [VIDEO]Daivari, a 28-year-old former WWE superstar who was born in ... More >>
Maybe rookie cornerback Josh Robinson was watching WWE clips for inspiration before the Vikings' surprising 20-13 win in Detroit yesterday.SEE ALSO: Vikings-49ers replacement ref fiasco: 'Frisco gets extra timeouts, phantom challenges [VIDEO]Because during the second quarter, Robinson did his best C ... More >>
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SEE ALSO:-- Brock Lesnar reportedly 'rips apart' WWE dressing room following PPV double-crossing [VIDEO]-- Brock Lesnar makes kickass return to pro wrestling on WWE Monday Night Raw [VIDEO]Brock's WWE return began with so much promise.After the former U of M standout's UFC career ended at the feet a ... More >>
Just one month after his asskicking return to the WWE, Brock Lesnar is already the center of backstage drama.Last Sunday, Brock wrestled his first WWE match in nearly eight years, a brutal affair against superstar John Cena on WWE's Extreme Rules pay-per-view. Though you might be surprised to learn ... More >>
Brock Lesnar, the former Golden Gophers wrestling standout who recently retired from the UFC and made a much-publicized return to the WWE, stars in a new commercial for CASE IH, a maker of farm combines. "I'm Brock Lesnar, the Ultimate Fighter, and this summer, The Ultimate Farmer," Lesnar says i ... More >>
If you can't beat 'em, make a lot of money fake fightin' 'em.Just over three months after his body and UFC reputation took a beating at the hands and feet of Alistair Overeem, Brock Lesnar entered a WWE ring for the first time in eight years.When 26-year-old Brock got bored with pro wrestling and le ... More >>
Folks stopping by the Bloomington T.G.I. Friday's last night for a late-night bite were treated to a scene right out of Vince McMahon's imagination.A little before 1 a.m. (who knew T.G.I.'s stayed open that late!), a huge melee broke out involving as many as 30 patrons. Seven were arrested for r ... More >>
Ayo, technology! These are the basics: Republican representative from New York gets busted for Craigslist shenanigans. That's it in a nutshell - technology's ease entreating yet another public figure to casually and carelessly flush his career down the toilet. Right now, ex-representative Christo ... More >>
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It was hard to know precisely what to expect heading into The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity during its opening weekend at Mixed Blood. I knew it was a play about professional wrestling, and that it tackled the murky intersection between race, money, entertainment, and authenticity. ... More >>
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