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House of Horrors: WWE blows big spot on megashow

The verdict is on the WWE House of Horrors match pitting Randy Orton and Bray Wyatt: meh.

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Podcast: Previewing Survivor Series, NXT Takeover: Toronto

Chris Graham breaks down a big week in pro wrestling: with Survivor Series and NXT Takeover: Toronto on the schedule.


NXT Live! coming to Altria Theater Oct. 7: Tickets on sale Friday

Live at Altria Theater, NXT Live! See the hottest brand in sports entertainment as NXT heads to Richmond for the first time ever on Friday, October 7.


NXT Takeover: Brooklyn II hits, misses

Spoiler alert: there weren’t any misses at NXT Takeover: Brooklyn II, which was solid top to bottom.

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The night I was the wrestling sidekick for Coach Bill Phipps

I only had the fortune of working with Coach Bill Phipps once, and never got to hear the result.

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Pro wrestler run ins: My brushes with celebrity

Deadspin today was highlighting at the top of its front page an article from four years ago about fans’ chance encounters with famous pro wrestlers.

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Podcast: Does wrestling need an offseason?

Does pro wrestling need an offseason? AFP editor Chris Graham takes on the topic in this week’s wrestling podcast.

WWE splitting into two: Separate Raw, Smackdown great news for fans

Great news for wrestling fans: WWE is splitting its roster again, and beginning July 19, Smackdown will air live on Tuesday nights.

Tommy Dreamer is right: No more head chairshots

ECW Original Tommy Dreamer said in a recent interview that wrestling needs to do away with unprotected chairshots to the head.

How does WWE get Roman Reigns over?

WWE desperately wants to get Roman Reigns over with fans. Matching him up with smark favorite A.J. Styles is probably not the way to do it.

WWE Payback: Styles, Reigns bring down the house

WWE is advertising that it is beginning a new era. The first installment of Roman Reigns vs. AJ Styles was a good launching pad.

What good does it do for fans to keep booing Roman Reigns?

No matter how much you boo Roman Reigns, Daniel Bryan ain’t coming back. CM Punk, he ain’t coming back.

Is WWE trying to kill Charlottesville with weak JPJ card?

WWE is coming to the John Paul Jones Arena on May 15. Don’t feel the need to rush out to get your tickets right now or anything.

Fishburne coach hosting summer youth wrestling camp

Fishburne Military School wrestling coach Terry Waters is hosting a summer wrestling camp in Waynesboro in June.

WrestleMania 32: Hits, Misses

Roman Reigns, predictably, walked out of AT&T Stadium at the end of WrestleMania 32 with the WWE championship.

Fishburne wrestlers finish ninth in state meet

Fishburne Military School made its presence known this weekend at the 2016 VISAA state wrestling tournament at Deep Run High School outside of Richmond.

WWE Fastlane: Winners, losers and more from the show

We can start with the obvious. The biggest losers at WWE Fastlane were those of us who spent three hours fighting spotty broadcast signals and common sense to watch.

Former WWE champ Daniel Bryan: Lucky to be getting out alive

The great shame with the recent news about former WWE champion Daniel Bryan isn’t that he’s retiring in his prime at age 34.

Wrestling: Virginia falls 19-18 to Chattanooga

Bonus points proved to be the deciding factor at Memorial Gym on Sunday (Feb. 14) as No. 19 Virginia (6-6) fell to Chattanooga (12-4) by a score of 19-18 on a late fall.

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Fishburne hosts VIC wrestling championships on Saturday

Fishburne Military School is hosting the Virginia Independent Conference wrestling championships on Saturday, and four Caissons will bring undefeated records into the VICs.

Daniel Bryan WWE retirement: Work, or real thing?

Four-time WWE champ Daniel Bryan announced on Twitter on Monday that he is retiring from active competition, putting an apparent premature end to a promising career.

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Fishburne wrestlers trounce military school rivals

Fishburne Military School wrestlers handed host school Massanutten and Randolph Macon Academy a loss at a military school tri-meet Tuesday afternoon.

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Wrestling: #10 Virginia Tech dominates #18 Virginia

Eighteenth-ranked Virginia (5-4) fell to No. 10 Virginia Tech (10-2) by a score of 31-7 on Sunday (Jan. 31) in the Commonwealth Clash.

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Fishburne wrestlers sweep home tri-meet

Fishburne wrestlers cruised to a tri-sweep over Grace Christian School (66-12) and local public school Buffalo Gap (57-12) at a home tri-meet on Thursday.

New WWE champ Triple H: This is what’s best for business?

Everybody was in on the big secret that Triple H was going to win the WWE title at the Royal Rumble, though the company did its best to try to make us act surprised.

WWE brings Road to WrestleMania 32 Tour to Richmond in March

WWE is bringing its live Road to WrestleMania 32 tour to the Richmond Coliseum on Saturday, March 26. Tickets go on sale Saturday, January 23 at 10am.

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Fishburne wrestlers place second in VIC Quad

In its first conference meet of the season, Fishburne Military School wrestlers topped Virginia Episcopal School and host Roanoke Catholic Thursday evening, coming in a close second to Covenant.

Daniel Bryan to WWE: Clear me!

Daniel Bryan shared an article from WWE.com announcing several talent signings to send a message to the company’s powers-that-be.

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Fishburne wrestling has eyes on nationals

First-year Fishburne Military School wrestling coach Terry Waters has his eyes on the prize.

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Wrestling: Virginia tied for eighth after first day at Southern Scuffle

A pair of Virginia wrestlers are seeking a championship this weekend at the Southern Scuffle in Chattanooga, Tenn.

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Atkinson’s mental focus charts Virginia way

When Virginia head coach Steve Garland set out to put together his Leadership Council based on the tenets of what he calls “The Virginia Way”, he was looking to build one of those pillars around the strength of mind.

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Virginia wrestling assistant Keith Gavin qualifies for US Olympic trials

Virginia assistant wrestling coach Keith Gavin qualified for the US Olympic Team Trials when he finished third at 189 pounds at the U.S. Nationals in Las Vegas, Nev.


Local wrestling clubs lead food can drive

A group of local youth wrestling clubs are leading a can drive to collect food for needy.


Fishburne impressive in third-place finish at 16-school Ritchie Duals

The Fishburne Military School wrestling team posted a 7-3 record at the two-day Ritchie County Duals meet over the weekend.

TLC Review: Is WWE finally figuring out how to push Roman Reigns?

WWE didn’t do its TLC pay-per-view event any justice with the Raws and Smackdowns that served as the lead-ins.

WWE TLC Preview: Is pro wrestling finally dead?

Wrestling, once again, is dying. You want to doubt that, then you have to explain the final segment of the go-home Raw.


Fishburne Military School shows well at East Rockingham Quad

Fishburne Military School was the dominant team at the East Rockingham Quad meet on Wednesday night.

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Fishburne Military School finishes second at Cody Day Memorial Wrestling Tournament

The Fishburne Military School wrestling team opened its 2015-16 season by besting every private school and two public high schools at the eight-team Cody Day Memorial Wrestling Tournament in Chatham on Saturday.

WWE Survivor Series preview: Your guess is as good as theirs

Tonight’s WWE Survivor Series live event features a traditional Survivor Series match pitting two teams of five head-to-head. Not that we know who is on either of those two teams.

TNA Impact Wrestling moving to Pop in January

TNA Impact Wrestling is making another TV network move. The company announced Thursday that Impact Wrestling will debut on Pop, the former TV Guide Network, on Tuesday, Jan. 5, at 9 p.m., moving from Destination America.

Ring of Honor moving to Comet on Dec. 2: Ending Destination America run next week

Ring of Honor announced Monday that beginning Dec. 2 its weekly television program will air nationally on the COMET television channel. Fans will be able to #WatchROH every Wednesday night at midnight for the latest Ring of Honor action.

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Wrestling: No. 23 Virginia drops dual meet at No. 5 Ohio State

Garrett Peppelman (Harrisburg, Pa.) at 165 pounds and Zach Nye (Enola, Pa.) at 197 pounds grabbed victories in their respective bouts as No. 23 Virginia (3-2) dropped its dual meet at No. 5 Ohio State (1-0) by a score of 34-6 on Friday (Nov. 13).

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Wrestling: Virginia downs SDSU, Grand Canyon at Gopher Duals

The Virginia wrestling team picked up a pair of wins on Saturday, going 2-1 at the Gopher Duals with wins over South Dakota State and Grand Canyon and a tight loss to No. 24 Minnesota.

Wrestling: Virginia defeats No. 25 North Dakota State, 25-14

Trailing with three bouts to go, the Virginia (1-0) wrestling team picked up victories in the final three contests to rally for a 25-14 victory at No. 25 North Dakota State (0-1) on Friday in the first dual meet of the season for both teams.

Seth Rollins out for nine months: WWE in crisis mode? Paging Brock Lesnar

We were heading into WrestleMania season with Seth Rollins the likely WWE champ, perhaps getting ready for a break and co-main event with Authority figure Triple H, or a Shield reunion with Roman Reigns.

WWE champ Seth Rollins tears ACL, MCL, out 6-9 months

WWE champion Seth Rollins will have to vacate his title after tearing the ACL and MCL in his right knee in a match with Kane Wednesday in Dublin, Ireland.


Duke-Miami, the ACC, and The Dusty Finish

The ACC has acknowledged multiple errors in the game officials’ handling of the now-infamous final play of Miami’s 30-27 win at Duke Saturday night, which we now know is a victory for the ‘Canes in name only.