Superstars including The Usos, Daniel Bryan and Rey Mysterio soar in this collection of classic splashes from the high-rent district.02/22/2017 - 16:30
Relive some of craziest outbursts of the two-time Hall of Famer "The Nature Boy" Ric Flair.02/24/2017 - 12:15
As WWE continues its global search for prospective Superstars, WWE Vice President of Talent Development Canyon Ceman visits Singapore and The Philippines to scout the local independent scene.02/23/2017 - 13:00
WWE uses cutting-edge production equipment to present sports-entertainment to the WWE Universe, but occasionally pays an expensive price when that gear comes into contact with an angry Superstar. Count down the 10 most destructive moments of Superstars demolishing expensive WWE equipment.02/23/2017 - 14:15
Enzo Amore & Big Cass say "How you doin'?" to the city of Nürnberg, Germany, checking out the sights before the evening's WWE Live Road to WrestleMania Event.02/24/2017 - 14:45
Two of NXT's up-and-coming female Superstars take turns narrating over each other's set of single-leg squats inside the WWE Performance Center weight room.02/24/2017 - 12:15
Xavier Woods, Kofi Kingston & Big E took the field at soccer training facilities and tried their hand - foot, actually - at defending and scoring goals against 1. FC Nürnberg left end Dave Bulthuis.02/24/2017 - 14:15
The Rock and "Stone Cold" Steve Austin visited WWE Superstars backstage on Raw. Cathy Kelley looks at these icons with current Superstars like Kevin Owens.02/23/2017 - 17:30
Prior to his WWE Live Event match in Nürnberg, "Smacktalker Skywalker" is nearly at a loss for words when he opens a present that contains a Germany-themed pair of sneakers tailored for him.02/24/2017 - 11:30
Roman Reigns' list of accomplishments continues to grow as he prepares for WrestleMania 33. These four records belong to The Big Dog.02/23/2017 - 12:45
As Seth Rollins recovers from the injury he suffered at the hands of Samoa Joe, he's been sending messages to Triple H on Instagram.02/23/2017 - 13:45
While being interviewed by the media before WWE Live's Road to WrestleMania event in Düsseldorf, Germany, Roman Reigns expresses how grateful he is to be traveling the world as a WWE Superstar.02/23/2017 - 11:00
Big Cass & Enzo Amore let the WWE Universe know that they are ready for action in Düsseldorf's ISS Dome, as WWE Live kicks off its Road to WrestleMania Tour through Germany.02/23/2017 - 11:00
Wrestling with Politics
DENVER -- As Sen. Barack Obama accepted the presidential nomination of the Democratic Party on Thursday night, the screaming acolytes and tremendous pageantry of the occasion served to substantiate a truism that political analyst Marc Ambinder has known for quite some time: politics and professional wrestling are often separated by nothing more than a thin, red ring rope.
"When staged correctly, both [politics and pro wrestling] can be mesmerizing," says Armbinder, a lifelong WWE fan, an associate editor at Atlantic Monthly magazine and the chief political consultant for CBS News.
In both professions, whether a man wears tights or a tie, he attempts to paint himself as the only choice in the minds of viewers or voters.
"Both professions tend to divide people into good and evil," explains Ambinder. "For example, to Democrats, Republicans are ‘heels' while other Democrats are ‘babyfaces.'"
Not only does politics and professional wrestling share a similar sense of drama, says Ambinder, the two also share a similar work ethic.
"Politics is exhausting," says the political expert, who attended his fourth convention this year and has logged around a dozen WWE live events. "Both politicians and wrestlers are very hearty, and the fans appreciate when each performs effectively."
And as was witnessed in April when Senators Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and John McCain addressed WWE viewers directly, both political parties realize the importance of the WWE Universe as a voting bloc.
"WWE fans are a sought after demographic for both [political] parties," says Ambinder. "Both Democrats and Republicans respect the WWE and respect their part in voter registration efforts."
While Ambinder speaks as an admirer of both the political process and the art of sports-entertainment, his insights suggest that the two are more intertwined than most observers had ever imagined.
For cynics, perhaps the final affirmation of Ambinder's thoughts are encapsulated in a single, eccentric Superstar from the past now known by a different title: former Governor of Minnesota, Jesse "The Body" Ventura.