Meet the Man Who Makes WWE's Official Championship Belts in His Garage

In pro wrestling, the moves may be fake choreographed, but the glittering gold-and-leather championship belts are very real. And while most of what happens at the WWE comes out of an enormously wealthy corporate powerhouse, CNN Money shows us the humble origins of those testosterone-cherished waist trophies: Dave… » 5/24/14 5:01pm 5/24/14 5:01pm

A Redditor Has Been Leaking WWE Outcomes [Update: WWE Response]

In February on r/SquaredCircle, Reddit's pro wrestling forum, one poster kicked off a "prediction series," asking users to pick who they expected to win at that week's Elimination Chamber pay-per-view event. The winner was a user named "Dolphins1925," who posted just minutes before the start of the event, and nailed… » 7/15/13 4:25pm 7/15/13 4:25pm

The Craziest Testosterone-Filled Japanese Video Game Characters

When it comes to Japanese developers, creating crazy, nice games isn't the only thing they're good at; they also design characters with pumped-to-the-max muscles, half of which don't even exist in real life and have the size of a truck. And they are all really serious about beating the hell out of everyone around them. » 2/13/13 8:00am 2/13/13 8:00am

That Game Where "Hulk Hogan's" Chest Nearly Exploded

Wrestle War is a Japanese wrestling game that was released in arcades in 1989 (and on Japanese and PAL Mega Drives a couple of years later).


Despite not carrying a single official license, it decided to rip off a number of high-profile wrestlers of the time, like Hulk Hogan (who was awesomely renamed "Titan Morgan")… » 7/11/12 11:30pm 7/11/12 11:30pm

WWE 12 Delivers Fanfare for the Macho Man

Randy "Macho Man" Savage died in a car wreck in May, two months after ending an estrangement with the WWE/F by appearing in THQ's WWE Superstars. Savage, one of the greatest superstars in professional wrestling history, will also appear in the series' flagship video game WWE 12 when it releases its Legends stable of… » 11/16/11 11:00pm 11/16/11 11:00pm

In Japan, Wrestling Masks Aren't Just for Half-Naked Dudes in Boots

It began, as so many things do, with sweaty men in tight underpants. And they wore masks. Let's not forget the masks. Lucha Libre masks. Those masks might have started in Mexican professional wrestling, but they live on in Japan, whether that be in fashion, manga, pornos and, yes, video games. » 9/29/11 1:00pm 9/29/11 1:00pm