David Bixenspan

Freelance Writer

David Bixenspan has been writing professionally about WWE, UFC, and more since 2009.

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The Great Wight Hope
Note: All quotations are either from original interviews or from deposition testimony in SoBe Entertainment International, LLC v. Paul Wight, Bess Wight, and World Wrestling...
Without the VCR There Would Be No YouTube - MEL Magazine
With the VCR being discontinued this year, what happens to the tape collectors who have populated the internet? While you may not know Japanese manufacturer Funai Electric by...
Slacker Made Internet Radio Portable Before Mobile Data Could
Slacker figured out how to make internet radio portable. Unfortunately, they did it as the first iPhone was about to drop.
Ex-WWEer On Announcer JBL's Bullying: "This Stuff Is Encouraged"
When former WWE ring announcer Justin Roberts started writing his new book, Best Seat in the House, he had no idea what part of his autobiography would end up getting attention...
The Next Trick for IBM's Watson? Composing Music
More than anything else, IBM's Watson supercomputer is probably best known for one thing: Appearing on Jeopardy!, the legendary TV game show, in 2011. With an internet...
Vince Russo, One Of Pro Wrestling's Biggest Bullshit Artists, Is Back Where He Started
Hard as it may be for long-time fans to believe, this month marks 25 years since Vince Russo first emerged as a presence in pro wrestling. All these years later, the former WWE,...
Keith Lee, Wrestling's Out Of Nowhere Star, Wants You To Bask In His Glory
There are a few different ways to experience WrestleMania these days. The most basic distinction to make is between is watching at home versus taking a trip to the host city....
People Watching at the Galaxy S8 Event Was More Fun Than Playing With the Phones
On Wednesday morning, I trekked from my apartment in Brooklyn to Lincoln Center for Samsung's Galaxy S8 launch event at David Geffen Hall. The opulent concert hall was packed...
Katsuyori Shibata Is Just The Latest Japanese Wrestling Star To Suffer A Serious Head Injury
Throughout its entire existence, the pseudo-sport of pro wrestling's presence as a subgenre in Japan has been consistently defined by how much harder-hitting it is there than it...
Jimmy Snuka's Lies And A Murderer's Legacy
If you keep up with pop culture and sports news, then you may have seen that professional wrestling legend "Superfly" Jimmy Snuka passed away last week. Unless you found out by...
FBI Records Show Vince McMahon's Dad Caught On Tape Bragging About Threatening A Wrestler
It's officially WrestleMania week, the biggest of the year in professional wrestling. The major events really get going on Friday night with the annual WWE Hall of Fame...
The Funniest FCC Complaints About Logo TV
Logo TV, part of the the MTV family of networks, was launched as a home for LGBT-centric programming. While much of the programming day is not as, well, gay as it used to be,...
People Are Binging 'The West Wing' to Cope with the Trump Presidency - Motherboard
In times of crisis, everyone needs an escape-and that often that involves seeking out entertainment. For some people, a 'Law and Order' marathon might do the trick, as bleak as...
Meet the undisputed master of Facebook customer service trolling
Body Blow: The History of the World Bodybuilding Federation
The last wrestling hotline still worth calling
If you were a fan of WCW, there's a phone number likely burned into your memory: 1 (900) 909-9900. For a price, usually something like $1.99 for the first minute and 99 cents...
We Sell Fun!
Training Ground with Ricky Steamboat (FSM 122; Aug 2015)
FSM: What are some good ways for wrestlers to become more expressive with their selling?Ricky Steamboat: When I went to the WWF [to coach] around 2005, I taught Rey Mysterio a...
The Ultimate Reconciliation
Why Developers Are Flocking to Amazon's Alexa
Image: Amazon One of the best things about the internet is the sense of community that exists around your niche interests. Hobbies and fandoms are uniting forces, bringing...
Nitro Explosion
Why US Greco Roman Wrestling Turned to an 'Audio Brain Stimulation' App
The United States Olympic Wrestling Team deserves some time to chill. Just look at what it's been through. Three years ago, there was a brief period where it looked like this...
A Class Act
50 Years of Funk
Vinyl's Back, But Vinyl Presses Are Scarce
It's not a secret that for the last several years, vinyl record sales have been trending upward - with sales in 2016 reaching their highest point since 1988. Estimates vary a...
How One Visual Search Startup Plans to One-Up TinEye
Clarifai's UI. Image: Clarifai When you have a photo and want to find a higher resolution copy online, you can use tools like Google Image Search and TinEye. They work in a very...
The Three Goals of WWE's UK Championship Tournament
This past weekend's WWE United Kingdom Championship Tournament events that aired live on WWE Network from Blackpool, England, had a few goals, some more obvious than others....
Donald Trump's corporate romance with WWE
At various times throughout Donald Trump's presidential campaign, we have heard his theatrics compared to that of professional wrestling. It's not a first for politics, but with...
WWE 2K15 Review & Franchise History

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