Andrade, the 30-year-old Mexican-born U.S. heavyweight titleholder whose real name is Manuel Alfonso Andrade Oropeza, claims to represent the new generation of Latino superstars in WWE.
One of the biggest names in professional wrestling will be in Charleston this weekend, but he has no plans to step inside a ring on this visit. Instead, Sting, whose real name is Steve Borden, will be greeting fans at the Charleston Sports Pub in West Ashley from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday.
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An early pioneer of hardcore wrestling, Pampero Firpo was one of those unforgettable characters. A heel of the first order, he was wild, he was scary and he made you believe. Firpo, whose real name was Juan Kachmanian, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Thursday, just months shy of his 90th birthday.
Pierre Carl Ouellet's recent resurgence in Ring of Honor has been Rocky-esque, and it’s a testament to never giving up on your dreams.
It really didn’t matter to Randy Colley if he was wearing face paint, behind a mask, or chewing on a bone — as long as he was doing the thing he loved most. The former pro wrestling star died on Dec. 14 at age 69.
Mike Mooneyam column: Robert Bedard, much better known to generations of wrestling fans as Rene Goulet, a highly respected performer who wore a number of hats during his decades in the business, passed away on May 25 at the age of 86.
Mike Mooneyham column: Roddy White, the former Atlanta Falcons wide receiver honored with induction into the team's Ring of Fame, has wrestling roots dating to his days at James Island High School
For the past five years, WWE fans have been chanting the name of C.M. Punk at arenas throughout the country and clamoring for his return.
Physical capabilities diminish with the passage of time, and wrestling can be a very unforgiving profession. There’s a sobering reality about age that even the magic that is professional wrestling can’t hide.
Titus O'Neil, whose real name is Thad Bullard, is an amazing rags-to-riches story that transcends a successful college football career at the University of Florida and his current status as a World Wrestling Entertainment sports entertainer.
Cody Rhodes is the brainchild of a new, dynamic wrestling company that has caught on like wildfire and is reaching a new generation of fans.
When Tatevik Hunanyan made her pro debut in 2013, the Armenian beauty brought a number of attributes to the wrestling table.
Perhaps no one ever did a better job of conveying believability and realism in pro wrestling than Johnny Valentine.
At the age of 44, South Carolina native Shelton Benjamin finds himself a seasoned veteran in pro wrestling, yet one who can still go on the mat and help elevate the next generation of stars.