David Bixenspan

Freelance Writer

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

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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 MonĂ¡e, 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...
Are Hulk Hogan And Peter Thiel Now Trying To Get All 'Defamatory' Gawker Articles Deleted?
The conversation around the Hulk Hogan vs. Gawker Media lawsuit's impact on the media is about to get a lot deeper, as it appears that a team of creditors is attempting to get...
Hulk Hogan's car was almost blown up by coast guardsmen the week of the sex tape
Last Friday, in between the closing arguments and verdict in the Hulk Hogan vs. Gawker Media civil trial, the 2nd District Court of Appeals in Florida released nearly 2,000...
Why Former Pro Wrestlers Are Now Suing the WWE Over Alleged Brain Injuries
Over 50 different pro wrestlers, some retired, and some still active outside of WWE. For space reasons, we won't include the full list here, but you can read it on PasteBin.
The 'Robots Replacing Foxconn Workers' Story Is Less Sexy Than You Think
On Sunday, the South China Morning Post reported that Foxconn is "culling" 60,000 workers from its factory in Kunshan, with robots taking over much of the workload. Other...

Breaking News & Media

Donald Trump Claims 'Some' Racist Supporters Are Democratic Agitators
The next to last question at Thursday's wild news conference from President Donald Trump dealt with racism and anti-Semitism from Trump supporters, moments after Trump had...
Facebook VP Dodges 'Fake News' Question by Saying Site is a Giant Echo Chamber
"They, the people, are choosing, what they want to choose, what they want to see. The responsibility is there in terms of you choose your Facebook, and we make sure that the...
Al Franken Calls Out Ted Cruz During Jeff Sessions' Confirmation Vote
WATCH: Tensions flare between Sen. Franken and Sen. Cornyn during hearing on AG nominee Sessions - @MSNBC https://t.co/RHjwMGLW7P - NBC Nightly News (@NBCNightlyNews) February...

Misc. Sports & Entertainment

Prince gave us the last great Super Bowl halftime show
One of the hottest topics coming out of 2016's Super Bowl was how the halftime show, featuring Coldplay and special guests like Beyonce, completely sucked. The halftime show has...
The Funniest FCC Complaints About Pro Wrestling
In the United States of America, there's a time-honored tradition for crotchety television viewers and radio listeners to voice their dissatisfaction over what they deem...
RIP, Kimbo Slice: The brawling sensation who made his mark on porn sites
Before YouTube, internet videos generally couldn't go viral overnight. They had to have something special to pick up steam. They needed a transformative figure, someone like...
Judge rules remastered songs are actually completely new recordings
Music buffs are intimately familiar with "remastered" versions of their favorite artists' catalogs being released time and time again. The implication is that the sounds are...
Joe Manganiello on Being WWE Fan, Sabotage
Hunk. Beefcake. That actor who always gets groped when he does interviews. These are all common descriptions of Sabotage actor Joe Manganiello. Even though he's a serious...
UFC president addresses Republican National Convention: 'WHAT'S UP GOP!?!?'
I've been a fan of the Ultimate Fighting Championship since almost the beginning, going back to the evening in 1994 when my dad came home from work with a screener copy of the...

Meme & Video Explainers

Magic Leap Enlists Star Wars to Show Off Its Mixed Reality Prowess
For a while now, one of the most secretive projects in tech has been the work of Magic Leap, the Florida-based augmented reality startup. They haven't shipped anything: there's...
MIT Researchers Taught An Algorithm to Generate Sound Based on Silent Videos
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) announced quite the impressive invention on Monday: Artificial...
Snake Gets Stuck In Its Shed Skin for Three Hours, Is Kind of Mesmerizing
Everyone loves videos of animals being wacky. Especially kittens. The latest viral video of an animal being wacky is completely unlike any you've seen before, though. The Alice...

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