The Greatest Title Fights in UFC History Part Four: Featherweight

In this ongoing series for TuffGnarl.com, I am isolating a single UFC title fight from the annals of history and identifying it as, by far, the finest of the pack—the single greatest division-specific championship bout in UFC history. As you may have guessed at this point, but for one backstep two weeks ago, we’re ascending the UFC’s current nine titled […]

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Full Speed Ahead: A Review of Ronin Pro Wrestling’s 2nd Event

Back in late September, I wrote a preview for Ronin Pro Wrestling’s upcoming launch, calling it the shape of indie wrestling to come. The first event did not disappoint, with a great combination of talent in the locker room and special guests. With a talent pool and the dynamic team of Seth Gregg and Blake Chadwick doing commentary, they are set for success. […]

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Jerry Lawler, Billy Fives and When it’s Finally Time to Hang Up the Boots

In the history of wrestling, there have been some great final matches that truly portrayed that final ride into the sunset. Ric Flair and Shawn Michaels, Michaels and the Undertaker… these are matches that every fan loved and ones that will stand the test of time, the final the decision made by men who simply could not or did not want to […]

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The Whole F’n Interview: One-on-One with Rob Van Dam

For almost 30 years, Rob Van Dam has entertained the wrestling world with his great in-ring abilities and high-risk aerial maneuvers. During his tenure with ECW he held the World Television Championship a record 700 days. He quickly earned a slew of nicknames, including “Mr. Pay-Per-View,” “Mr. Monday Night” and “The Whole Fucking Show,” due to his in-ring performances and the […]

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Nathan’s Zine Review: Hug It Out, Tinted Windows, Bacon In The Beans

“What is a zine?” This is probably the question I get asked more than any other. And not surprisingly so, as outside of a handful of subcultures and art-minded channels, zines, despite a history that is believed to date back to the 1930s, aren’t exactly at the forefront of public consciousness. There are numerous places around ye olden Internet to […]

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Interview with the Innovator : My One-on-One with Tommy Dreamer

The Innovator of Violence. The “heart and soul” of ECW. Whatever the moniker may be, Tommy Dreamer has been a huge part of the wrestling world for 25 years and is still working hard at bringing the hardcore to all his fans. Dreamer joined Eastern Championship Wrestling just before its change to Extreme Championship Wrestling in 1993. Many legendary matches […]

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PRO WRESTLING REVIEW: The Launch — Ronin Pro Wrestling’s First Event

A few weeks ago, I previewed Ronin’s upcoming event that took place this past weekend. Heavy promotion went into the event, which even went as far as having a commercial run during Monday Night Raw for a few weeks. Their goal was simple: “To change the landscape of wrestling in South Florida, Florida, and beyond.” This past Saturday, they did not disappoint. […]

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South Florida’s Premier Punk Rock DJ – DJ Skidmark!

There’s a pretty good chance that Mark Noonan — also known as DJ Skidmark — has a responsible and upwardly mobile daytime persona/career. With a patented coif of perfect hair that has been alternatively the source of jealousy for Conan O’Brien and David Lynch, DJ Skidmark is better known to the denizens of South Florida’s underground as the premier punk […]

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Introducing Orlando’s Sacred Owls!

Punk rockers. Political assassins. Paranoid freaks. CharlieMotherfuckingBronson obsessed. All true. All lies. All run-on sentences, dangling participles and gerunds. Orlando’s Sacred Owls hide their fears of big governance within erratic garage punk numbers that will take you back to that summer of ’93 when things were good and tinged with a little bit of hardcore. This coming Saturday, September 20th […]

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The Shape of Indie Wrestling to Come: A Preview of Ronin Pro Wrestling

Back in July, I had the privilege of having full access to the men and ladies of Florida Super Championship Wrestling (FSCW) for a weekend. FSCW, which solely performs at Florida Supercon-ran events, was starting a new promotion in South Florida in which wrestlers and a few surprise guests were being brought together with the idea to put on major […]

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SummerSlam 2014 Review: The Pay-Per-View We Deserved (*spoilers*)

Since Wrestlemania in April, there haven’t been any storylines that have culminated the way neither fans nor I thought they should. WWE consistently seemed to believe that fans had Alzheimer’s with the pumping out of watered down plots that held no real substance. Every year, SummerSlam is usually the turning point to set up for Royal Rumble and Wrestlemania. It’s what […]

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UFC Fight Night 47: Bader vs. St. Preux – Preview/Predictions for the Main Card

UFC Fight Night 47: Bader vs. Saint Preux Fox Sports 1 Main Card: 10PM/7PM ET|PT Fox Sports 2 Prelims: 8PM/5PM ET|PT The Ultimate Fighting Championship will crash Stephen Edwin King’s stomping grounds this Saturday, August 16th, when they set up their famous eight-sided cage inside the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, Maine. Headlined by a mathcup between two top 10 […]

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