Professional Wrestling

  • Calendar

    August 21, 2014
  • Blogs

    July 8, 2014

    Iron Sheik's Roast Rumble Will Be the Ultimate Insultfest

    If you think that The Iron Sheik can kick someone's ass in 140 characters or less on Twitter, just wait until you see what he plans to say now! On July 17th, The Comedy Store in Hollywood is holding "Roast Rumble: The Ultimate Insult Fest," hosted by The Iron Sheik himself. See also: Respect the Ir ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2014

    Respect The Iron Sheik's Documentary

    Whether you followed his career in wrestling or if you are following this master of hilarity threatening people with the "camel clutch" on Twitter, there's still much more to uncover about WWF legend the Iron Sheik. So much in fact, that he needed an entire documentary to fit it all in. At this year ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2013

    Six Music Acts That Should've Been Pro Wrestlers

    Did you watch Wrestlemania XXIX a few months back? I didn't. I also haven't had a Mountain Dew in seven years. I guess this means I'm finally an real adult, which means I should do the mature thing and write a list for an audience of people who are mostly hung-over and sitting in cubicles. This week ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 15, 2013
  • Blogs

    September 12, 2012

    Jerry "The King" Lawler's Top Five Musical Moments (Get Well Soon!)

    See Also: *House of Campaign - Five Rap Songs Looking For Your Vote *Going for the Gold: Five 2012 Rap Songs To Inspire Our Olympic Team*Monday Night Raw's Six Most Memorable Music Moments In an unsettling moment of reality last Monday night, WWE Hall of Fame wrestler, commentator and famed Andy K ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2012

    Matthew Castaneda, a.k.a Wrestler Chippy Sanchez, Gets 15 Years to Life for Sex with Girl

    Pro wrestler Matthew Castaneda met an opponent he could not defeat in May, when a jury convicted the Anaheim 35-year-old of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl he met on MySpace. Known in the ring as "Chippy Sanchez," he'll next be grappling at a state prison, where a judge sent him today for 15 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2012

    WWE's Monday Night Raw Too Raw for Kobe Bryant

    Hey, brotherrrrr, the WWE has apologized to Newport Coast NBA superstar and Olympian Kobe Bryant.For a joke.Nope, the punchline is not that pro wrestling, Vanessa Bryant's nails and Andrew Bynum's dedication to the Lakers are fake.

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2012

    Monday Night Raw's Six Most Memorable Music Moments

    Tonight, television's longest running weekly episodic program, WWE's "Monday Night Raw" has its 1,000th episode. While the show's most known for its brawls in and out of the ring, the past 19 years have had plenty of unforgettable cameos from some of the biggest names in music. On this momentou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2012

    Jonny Loquasto Is Bringing the Laughs All in The Name of Charity.

    Comedian Jonny Loquasto always keeps it funny and also seems to keep all sorts of irons in the fire. From hosting a weekly wrestling show (yeah, seriously) and stand-up comedy, thePennsylvania native is a confessed sports fanatic with a master's degree in Physical Therapy. On May 30th, Loquatso will ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2012

    Six Most Notorious Musician/Wrestler Incidents (Not Including Hulk Hogan Almost Joining Metallica)

    ​Wrestling and heavy metal have gone hand-in-hand since, well, the '70s. That being said, NME reported the startling news that wrestling icon Hulk Hogan was buds with Metallica's Lars Ulrich and wasthis close to joining Metallica in the early '80s when the Hulkster was a session bassist (believe t ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 3, 2011
  • Blogs

    November 18, 2010

    He's Steven Slater, Bitches: Jet Blue Employee Turned Folk Hero Turned...Rapper?​Former Jet Blue employee Steven Slater became a household name this summer after quitting his job in epic fashion. It wasn't just another day on the job back August 9 when Slater got into an argument with a passenger over a package. He had finally had ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 7, 2010
  • Calendar

    August 27, 2009
  • Calendar

    August 6, 2009

    MIdget Wrestling

    Galaxy Theatre

  • Calendar

    July 2, 2009
  • Blogs

    April 9, 2009

    Flier of the Week: The Ultimate Warrior Strikes Detroit Bar

    The Ultimate Warrior was once one of the WWF's biggest stars, holding titles and even beating orange-tanned icon Hulk Hogan at 1990's Wrestlemania VI in Toronto. Things haven't gone quite so well for the guy since then, having legally changed his name to "Warrior" in 1993, saying that "queering does ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 26, 2009

    Die Laughing

    Killers of Comedy

  • Calendar

    January 8, 2009

    Old Blue Eyes

    David Kinwald

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2008

    Deaths of OC MMA Fighter, Wife, Suspected to be Murder-Suicide

    The LA Times, industry publications the Wrestling Observer and Sherdog and plenty of other sources report that autopsy results are leading authorities to believe that the deaths of an Orange County professional mixed martial arts fighter and his wife were exactly what they appeared to be when news b ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 9, 2008

    Let's You & Me Wrassle

    WWE Monday Night Raw

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2008

    Because You're Ugly: WWE Father's Day Package

    Want to send a message to dad that you think he's a steroid-abusing drunk? Got twenty-five bucks? Boy, do we have the gift for you. In the embarrassing tradition of John Cena valentine T-shirts for women, and "Get Lit for the Holidays" tees featuring the company logo in Christmas lights (yes, I'm t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2008

    CD Review: WWE The Music Volume 8 (Wal-Mart Exclusive Version)

    Music critics occasionally venture a crack at reviewing WWE music compilations, but they often miss the mark, because you simply cannot just act as if this is some regular compilation CD and assess the songs simply as songs. Not for the most part. But to explain, I need to back up a little bit... T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2008

    WrestleMania 24 results (final)

    Before anyone asks what this has to do with Orange County, I'll tell you: Headliner John Cena received his training right here in OC, at Rick Bassman's Ultimate Pro Wrestling. and Eight years ago, this year's co-headliner Triple H became the first ever "bad guy" to win the main event at WrestleMa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2008

    Last Night: WWE's RAW at the Honda Center

    Since I was getting hassled by security for the first hour because I mistakenly thought my press creds sort of implied I was bringing a camera to the Honda Center Monday night, staff writer Luke Thompson gives this report of the dark matches: "I got inside just in time to hear Hacksaw Jim Duggan’ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2008

    What you missed over the weekend: Part VII

    Remember R. Scott Moxley's challenge to a certain former sheriff? The one in which he dared Michael S. Carona to play the contents of secret tapes containing conversations between himself and former assistant sheriff Don Haidl? The same tapes Carona said would prove his innocence?! Well, Mox threw ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 10, 2008

    Play Fight

    WWE Monday Night Raw

  • Film

    December 27, 2007


    Pause & Rewind: The best DVDs of '07 made old movies feel new again.

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2007

    Snap Judgment: A Stone Cold career. Or not.

    One would think sitting at an Anaheim Wal-Mart and signing copies of The Condemned would be a career low for former WWE champ Stone Cold Steve Austin. But the line winding through the store aisles and the chaos that was the Wal-Mart parking lot yesterday evening indicate otherwise. A friend and I ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2007

    Austin 9:18 Says "I Just Signed Your Disc!"

    Earlier this year, I got to meet former WWE champion Stone Cold Steve Austin for an exclusive OC Weekly interview. Many of my fellow wrestling fans were jealous. But now, they too can meet him. As can you. He's coming to Anaheim to herald the DVD release of his movie THE CONDEMNED, which comes out ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2007

    Comic-Con 2007: Get Smart

    Trailer is shown for the Get Smart movie, starring Steve Carell. Looks like a big-budget deal. Anne Hathaway is super-hot as Agent 99; Terrence Stamp is Siegfried, leader of KAOS. The Rock is Agent 22, Alan Arkin is the CHief, and it looks like WWE monstrosity Great Khali is in there too. Scenes in ... More >>

  • Culture

    July 26, 2007

    A Raw Nerve

    Elaborately choreographed pantomime reveals a nation torn asunder

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2007
  • Blogs

    April 26, 2007


    During his interview with OC Weekly, Austin touched on numerous subjects beyond his new movie career. There wasn't room enough to cover all of them in print; here, for the fans, he offers up some additional uncensored opinions. On rumors of a WWE-brand beer: Oh, we were going to come out with a be ... More >>

  • Film

    April 26, 2007

    Austin's Powers

    Stone Cold is hot, but The Condemneds hypocrisy is not.

  • Film

    April 26, 2007

    Stone Cold Says So

    Steve Austin explains his journey to the big screen

  • Film

    October 12, 2006

    New Reviews

    Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker; Driving Lessons; The Grudge 2; The Marine; Nearing Grace; One Night With the King; The Queen

  • Columns

    May 18, 2006

    Diary of a Mad County

    May 10 - May 16

  • News

    June 20, 2002

    Domestic Violence

    Tim Hegarty dreams big, but for now, he keeps his wrestling monster in a box

  • Food

    June 29, 2000
  • News

    December 30, 1999

    School of Really Hard Knocks

    A night in the life of Ultimate University