David Bixenspan

Freelance Writer

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

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Features

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.
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...
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...
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

News Reporting

EXCLUSIVE: Court Records Reveal Tommy Morrison Boxed While HIV Positive For 7 Years
According to court records that LawNewz dug up, it turns out not only was Morrison actually diagnosed as HIV positive seven years before the revelation of his status cancelled a...
LISTEN: Audio of Hulk Hogan's N-word rant
In the months after The National Enquirer broke the story that one of two Hulk Hogan/Heather Clem sex tapes not sent to Gawker revealed the Hulkster going on a bizarre, racist...
BET Awards needed special permission from judge for Prince tribute
This past weekend, the annual BET Awards were highlighted by an all-star tribute to the recently departed Prince, featuring Sheila E., Janelle Monáe, Wonder and Tori Kelly,...
New Study Connects Media Coverage to Rise In Mass Shootings
It's not a secret that there's a mass shooting problem in the United States, but trying to find a way to fix it is where it always gets... contentious, to say the least.
TMZ founder calls Hulk Hogan sex tape 'invasive,' forgets he paid for it
On Thursday, Harvey Levin, the founder of TMZ, was one of many guests at Code Conference, which is Recode's "invitation-only event where top industry influencers gather for...

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