Gabe Habash’s Stephen Florida is a three-hundred page manic unraveling of the titular Stephen’s psyche, told over the course of one season of collegiate wrestling. In the opening pages, Stephen states his intentions in no ambiguous terms: he is going to win the NCAA Division Four wrestling championship....more
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I realized that there were these others, these priests and clergy I always regarded as opponents, but they were on my side, and we were all wrestling with a narrative that didn’t work, a meaninglessness, a loss of sense—in fact, the germ of the book was my own surprise, at the death of my great lovely partner Jeff, when I rushed to the church to find something to salvage from that bonfire.
Genghis Khan had a great-granddaughter named Khutulun (the cousin of Kublai Khan), and it sounds like she was a total badass:
As she grew older, she joined the public competitions and acquired great fame as the wrestler whom no man could throw.
Mexico’s lucha libre—professional wrestling conducted by bombastic masked luchadores—is fairly well known in the United States.
But many of us haven’t heard of los exóticos, gay luchadores who often wear makeup and make a show of flirting with their opponents....more
Previously, we blogged about how Abraham Lincoln grew his trademark beard partly because of a letter from a little girl.
As it turns out, that’s not the only surprising biographical fact about Lincoln; he was also an avid wrestler, as this in-depth article on none other than WWE.com will tell you....more
Dave “The Fugitive” Jansen, thirty, is a professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter with Oregon’s Team Quest Fight Club. Our talks took place prior to his World Extreme Cage Fighting (WEC) bout in Las Vegas against Ricardo Lamas on August 18, 2010....more