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Wilbury’s Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity

There's a terrific surprise awaiting theatergoers willing to venture beyond the usual Trinity and off-Trinity environs, into the outskirts of darkest Olneyville.
Wrestling mania
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  February 08, 2013

Photos: Chikara Pro Wrestling ''Give 'Em The Axe'' in Everett

Photos from the Chikara Pro "Give 'Em The Axe" live wrestling event | July 29, 2012 | Everett Rec Center
July 29, 2012 | Everett Rec Center
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  August 03, 2012

Brute-y pageant

When professional wrestling gets brought up in the mainstream media, it's almost always because something awful happened.
As the World Turnbuckles Dept.  
By  |  July 28, 2012

Kinky Grappling Dept.

Although we missed Monday Night Raw this week, the annual Drag Queen Jell-O Wrestling card at Machine doubly compensated for the dearth of pretend violence in our lives.
Hot Mess
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  July 13, 2012

Photos: Drag Queen Jello Wrestling at Machine

Yes, there was jello -- and a lot of it -- at Machine on Monday, July 9, 2012.
July 9, 2012
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  July 10, 2012

With a Biddeford bout on the slate, MMA is here to stay

"I always knew Maine was full of fighting fans," Rumford state representative Matt Peterson says over lunch one day in March. "We're a fighting state, anyway."
Fighting Maine
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  April 06, 2012


Fake It So Real considers the arts of storytelling and bodyslams

Almost any documentary about a niche hobby or creative outlet (think Every Little Step or Spellbound ) devotes some amount of screen time to the therapeutic value of such unlikely obsessions.
Men in tights
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  February 03, 2012

Photos: Juggalo Championship Wrestling at ICP's New Year's Eve Ninja Party

The Insane Clown Posse host Juggalo Championship Wrestling at the 2012 New Year's Eve Ninja Party.
Juggalo Championship Wrestling | Worcester Palladium | December 31, 2011
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  January 06, 2012

Thomas McCarthy's game plan for Win Win

As an actor, he usually plays the colorful minor character. Which might explain why when he's a director, Thomas McCarthy's movies feature leading roles that would be bit parts in any Hollywood picture.
Putting up w's
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 25, 2011

Review: Win Win

Back in the '30s, with directors like Frank Capra and John Ford, Hollywood showed great sympathy for the forgotten men and women laid low by the economy.
Ring tone
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 25, 2011

The Renegade Wrestling Alliance goes Raw

For most boys growing up, professional wrestling, with its salacious storylines and otherworldly characters (who could forget the Ugandan Giant, Kamala?) serves as a rite of passage into adulthood. Most grow out of it, but not Anthony DiIorio.
By DANIEL MCGOWAN  |  February 04, 2011

DregNog Video Advent Calendar, Day #4: A holiday feast with a heaping helping of whoop-ass

Ho ho -- now this guy knows how to dish out some yuletide justice. In Santa's Slay, WWE wrestler Bill Goldberg plays the most kick-ass...
By Infinite Santa 8000  |  December 09, 2010

Review: Chupacabras, solid gold robot dancers, and dirty rudos -- Lucha Vavoom storms Royale

The cartoonish faux-violence of pro wrestling and the cartoonish faux sexuality of burlesque make such an obvious combo, it's a cultural travesty that there aren't...
By Barry Thompson  |  November 12, 2010

Photos: The Great American Small Brawl at Villa Victoria

The Micro Wrestling Federation puts the choke hold on the Villa Victoria.
The Micro Wrestling Federation puts the choke hold on the Villa Victoria.
By JAMES CHOCA  |  November 12, 2010

Photos: Boston League of Women Wrestlers

The Boston League of Women Wrestlers hit the mat at Middle East Upstairs on September 9, 2010.
BLOWW at the Middle East Upstairs, at September 9, 2010
By KELSEY MARIE BELL  |  September 17, 2010
Jesse "The Governing Body" Ventura

Jesse "The Governing Body" Ventura

We talked to Jesse "The Governing Body" Ventura on the show today about the WWF, The View, our broke...
By Charlie  |  June 10, 2009