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(Encyclopedia) wrestling, sport in which two unarmed opponents grapple with one another. The object is to secure a fall, i.e., cause the opponent to lose balance and fall to the floor, and ultimately…

Ready to Rumble

Director:Brian RobbinsWriter:Steven BrillWarner Bros.; PG-13; 107 minutesRelease:4/00Cast:David Arquette, Oliver Platt, Scott Caan So relentlessly over-the-top, so far from actual sport…

Sam Sheppard

Dr. Sam Sheppard was a young, successful physician in a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio before he was the subject of a nationally famous murder trial. On July 4, 1954, his pregnant wife Marilyn was…

Roller Derby History

Bay City Bombers star Joanie Weston was to '60s Roller Derby what Hulk Hogan was to professional wrestling in the '80s.Leo Seltzer dreamed up the Roller Derby in 1935. With the help of…

Beyond the Mat

Director/Writer:Barry BlausteinLions Gate Films; R; 102 minutesRelease:3/00With:Mick Foley, Terry Funk, Jake Roberts Beyond the Mat follows three individuals: huge Mankind (Mick Foley),…

Brian Pillman Biography

Brian Pillman(Brian Pillman Weight)pro wrestlerBorn: 5/22/1961Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio Though he had hoped to become a star football player, Pillman found a niche in the garish and hard-partying…

Chyna

Name at birth: Joanie LaurerChyna was a female star of professional wrestling at the end of the 1990s, following closely in the footsteps of World Wrestling Federation trailblazer Sable. Chyna began…

Hulk Hogan

Name at birth: Terry Gene BolleaHulk Hogan is the stage name of Terry Bollea, one of the superstars of professional wrestling from its 1980s heyday. Bollea joined the World Wrestling Federation in…

John Cena

John Cena became a dominant figure in the professional wrestling business of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) in 2005, and over the next decade became the WWE's World Heavyweight Champion a record…

Bull Market

All good things must come to an end. Or do they? The biggest story of the year in pro basketball will be the future of Michael Jordan and, by extension, the future of the Chicago Bulls,…