IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa announced Thursday it will become the first Power Five school to add a women’s wrestling program and it will begin competition in the 2023-24 season. “Being the first is huge,” Iowa men’s wrestling coach Tom Brands said. “Being the first is impactful.” Iowa’s men’s program is coming off its […]
Tony Khan loved professional wrestling so much growing up, he mapped storylines and wrote scripts for his own imaginary company. He had wrestlers as friends and friends who worked in wrestling. Oh, and he had money, enthusiasm and entrepreneurism, too. The son of a billionaire, Khan decided being a squared circle fan wasn’t enough — […]
The event kicks off at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 26 at the Maritime Labor Center in Vancouver.
Emily Shilson did her part to help make this one of Team USA women’s wrestling’s best summers ever. With history made, Shilson is now focusing on one more international event before trying to win a national championship at Augsburg University.
ATLANTA (AP) — Trae Young was back at Madison Square Garden. Once again, he played the heel. Atlanta’s star guard made a surprise appearance at “WWE Friday Night SmackDown,” returning to the arena where he led the Hawks to an NBA playoff victory over the New York Knicks. Wearing a gray Hawks hoodie, Young was […]
Olympic gold medalist Gable Steveson has achieved his childhood dream of signing with World Wrestling Entertainment — with a twist. The WWE announced Thursday that it has signed Steveson to a deal that will allow him to join the WWE roster and return to the University of Minnesota to defend his college heavyweight wrestling title. […]
Even an Olympic gold medalist has limits. American wrestler Gable Steveson has been on the go since his dramatic last-second victory in the freestyle heavyweight final put him at the top of the podium in Tokyo. He blew the Gjallarhorn at a Minnesota Vikings preseason game, attended a Bellator MMA event and showed up at […]
Brock Lesnar and Becky Lynch’s return to World Wrestling Entertainment during SummerSlam isn’t the only reason the company is feeling momentum going into the fall. Last Saturday’s card at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas was the highest-grossing SummerSlam ever, according to the company. It marked the first time it was held at a stadium in […]
After officially committing to Mizzou and winning an individual and team state title at Mount Carmel High School, Ryan Boersma continued his successful summer with a USA Wrestling junior national championship.
Bill Goldberg was seemingly retired, dabbling in acting and far removed from the days of his reign as undefeated champion in WCW or WrestleMania winner for WWE. He entertained millions of wrestling fans — just never in the ring for the son born after his heyday. So when Goldberg returned to WWE in 2016 — […]