The Lucha Libre & Laughs showcase is clearly a labor of love from producer Nick Gossert. Gossert, a filmmaker, comedian, and bumbling referee, is responsible for not only booking the funniest comics in Denver, but also juggling the schedules of all the wrestlers involved, renting the ring i ... More >>
Back in the day, Stephen "Gatorwolf" Ketcher was a professional wrestler with a national reputation and bouts against the likes of Randy "Macho Man" Savage. Now, however, he's facing allegations that he grappled sexually with a fifteen-year-old girl. Photos, videos and more below.
Even diehard rap fans will tell you: There's something about recorded rap music that often doesn't translate well to the stage. It makes sense for a lot of artists; for those who rely on a carefully chosen vocabulary, much of what makes an artist great can get completely lost in a noisy venue. Some ... More >>
Pro-wrestler Rob Ryzin is no stranger to the ring -- but this Sunday, November 10, the local hero will be performing a fighting first. Going up against his wrestling hero, Matt Hardy of the WWE's Hardy Boyz fame, Ryzin will take on the Sensei of Mattitude in Twist of Hate, one of his biggest matches ... More >>
Simply put, Lucha libre is fun. Stand up comedy is fun. Put them together, and you have fun overload. The idea came to me after the 2012 Too Much Funstival, during which we put together a few tag team lucha libre matches from the MxW Pro Wrestling promotions before the stand up comedy and music at a ... More >>
It's easy to be cynical. I would know -- I spent a good decade of my life hating on others' interests that I deemed uncool. For the most part, I've quit full-time cynicism, because it's exhausting to be judgmental, not to mention it makes you boring and not fun to be around. (Though I will never giv ... More >>
Michael Gregory Mizanin, better known as pro-wrestler The Miz, made a name for himself as a cast member of 2001's The Real World: Back to New York. But in the cade since then, the actor, TV host and professional wrestler has appeared on dozens of television shows and made a name for himself in the r ... More >>
Neill Franklin.Our interview with Law Enforcement Against Prohibition executive director Neill Franklin, who co-wrote a letter criticizing U.S. Attorney John Walsh's seizure threat to 23 dispensaries near schools attracted many comments that went beyond the subject at hand. Example: this list ... More >>
The myth, the legend.The year was 1928. It was a time of great prosperity, of that weird dance where people put their hands on their knees and cross them together and of crazy machines that did all sorts of wacky things, like, you know, slice bread. A machine for slicing bread, in fact, had b ... More >>
Watch out, Cindy Lauper.Rowdy Roddy Piper is one of the stranger interviews I've ever done. He's a hard man to get a hold of -- he juggles a variety of projects from showbiz to professional wrestling -- but once you get him on the phone, he's like a spigot unstopped, a torrent of tangentially ... More >>
The end of your fame draws nigh.Lower Snooki in a ball in Times Square on New Year's Eve while The Situation and other cast members lead a Guinness-breaking fist pump. That was MTV's original plan, but the authorities shot it down. They're doing it in Jersey instead. Season three of the sho ... More >>
Renee Herlocker loves sticks and balls.Last October, we introduced you to Renee Herlocker, the former Denver Broncos cheerleader who'd just been named the Ultimate Spike Girl by the cable network of the same name. But she had more to talk about than winning the contest, and the Spike correspo ... More >>
Stan Kroenke's most embarrassing moment? What is it about Denver that makes its richest people want to keep their lips zipped? Phil Anschutz, the state's wealthiest person, refuses to grant interviews despite personally owning newspapers and online info properties, not to mention theaters an ... More >>
A WWE image pimping a May "faceoff" between angelic "Vince McMahon" and devilsh "Kroenke."In May, World Wrestling Entertainment showman Vince McMahon got publicity aplenty when a WWE Raw event was bumped from the Pepsi Center by a playoff game between the Denver Nuggets and the Los Angeles La ... More >>
The McMahon-Kroenke smackdown -- captured in the "Raw." True Nuggets fans didn't watch last night's edition of World Wrestling Entertainment's Raw, in which Nugs owner Stan Kroenke and the ballers on his payroll were spoofed by WWE's Vince McMahon and his unitard-clad minions -- an act of revenge/p ... More >>
A WWE image pimping a "faceoff" between angelic "Vince McMahon" and devilsh "Kroenke." Maybe Vince McMahon, the feverish frontman for World Wrestling Entertainment, isn't a steroid-addled loon -- or at least he's managed to channel any rage he might be feeling for whatever reason into pure, self-pr ... More >>
In a year worthy of your rage, metal delivered in spades. What with the economy circling the drain and Sarah Palin coming down from the tundra and then refusing to go back, 2008's been the kind of year that really makes you want to smash your head into walls or punch random strangers in the face. Go ... More >>
Slide Show First things first. To be honest, I was barely familiar with the 50-plus names of the adult film stars who were at the Fourth Annual Adult Film Star Ball at La Boheme on August 25. But after my seven or so hours of walking between the downtown strip club and the huge event tent next doo ... More >>
Here's a brief rundown of some of the top search items on Google.com today: Tropical Storm Dean Reuters reports that energy markets are going crazy over what could develop into the first Atlantic hurricane of the season, as oil prices surged today because Tropical Storm Dean has developed in the At ... More >>
The result when you combine WWE and morality.
This heavily padded football movie hits all the familiar notes.
Mr. Lif's thought-provoking rhymes take you back in time.
Yakker Dino Costa takes on the world.
From dirty jokes and soldiers to penguins and gays, we made our preferences known.
There’s plenty to enjoy along Upper 15th Street.
The Iron Sheik is not for the weak.
Members of the Friends Foundation donated their lives to the library. Those days are over.
Federal prisons are filling up with people whose only crime is the possession of a gun.
Despite a time-out for terror, 2001's roster was full.
Let's get ready to fumble!
Sampling ad infinitum with America's sonic outlaws.
Beyond the Mat tries to pin down professional wrestling.
The cable industry pushes through a new law aimed at signal pirates.
IN WHEAT RIDGE, THE TIME IS ALWAYS RIGHT FOR FIGHTING IN THE STREET.