The Renegade Rip

WWE is a global phenomenon for many reasons

Taylor Jensen, Editor-in-Chief

March 15, 2019

Filed under Columns, Sports

How could something scripted be a larger than life phenomenon? How could that something bring thousands of people together in one arena and millions of other people around the world for one night? How could that something become someone’s passion after viewing just a match or an entire episode for the first time in their life? The WWE reaches an audience that spans overseas...

From Attitude to Ruthless: the evolution of WWE

Taylor Jensen, Editor-in-Chief

February 22, 2019

Filed under Columns, Sports

The late 90’s and early 2000’s of the WWE were perhaps the best years in the history of the business but in many people’s eyes, the Ruthless Aggression Era, which started in 2002, was historic as well. The Ruthless Aggression Era began when the Attitude Era ended in late 2002. It was no longer about Steve Austin performing stunners on every person he confronted...

Many of the greatest sports entertainers derive from WWE

Taylor Jensen, Editor-in-Chief

February 7, 2019

Filed under Columns, Opinion, Sports

There’s no doubt that WWE has showcased some of the greatest athletes in the world but only a few can make the list as the greatest of all-time. In the world of sports entertainment, a professional wrestler has to possess more than just wrestling skills. They have to have the charisma to make fans get up out of their seats; they have to have mic skills to make their claims...

The competitive world of wrestling: AEW vs. WWE

Taylor Jensen, Editor-in-Chief

January 24, 2019

Filed under Columns

Since the late 90’s, the World Wrestling Entertainment has faced competition with other wrestling promotions such as World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and Total Nonstop Action (TNA) and now that a new promotion titled “All Elite Wrestling” (AEW) has begun to surface in the wrestling world, fans are questioning if WWE will be facing another “war.” Since last year,...

BHS continues tradition of wrestling excellence

Franco Castelo, Reporter

November 25, 2018

Filed under Sports

BHS has always done well and achieve recognition in Wrestling. BHS has won many state championships and has qualified in division one and state finals for half a century. BHS is one of the only schools in the country that is known for its success in the wrestling community. Andy Varner, BHS wrestling coach, loves his passion and career as a coach.  Varner said he loves the experience and the humil...

Drillers dominate wrestling

Franco Castelo, Reporter

November 25, 2018

Filed under Features, Spotlight, Struggle/Spotlight

BHS has always done well and achieves recognition in Wrestling. BHS has won many state championships and has qualified in division one and state finals for half a century. BHS is one of the only schools in the country that is known for its success in the wrestling community. Andy Varner, BHS wrestling coach, loves his passion and career as a coach. Varner said he loves the exp...

BC wrestling victory over Victory Valley

Saad Kazi and Malachi Parker

September 14, 2018

Filed under Campus, Sports

Bakersfield College’s wrestling team triumphed over Victor Valley in their first match of the season with a stunning defeat of 56-0. Multiple Renegade players, including Josiah Quiroz and Jeremy Turner, won by forfeit. Kevin Mello and All-American Jeremy Maas withheld long duels to come away with wins. Heavyweight Jacob Hall had to endure the most but still ended his...

BC’s wrestling teams sweeps victory in first match

September 14, 2018

Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

Bakersfield College’s wrestling team triumphed over Victor Valley in their first match of the season with a stunning defeat of 56-0. Multiple Renegade players, including Josiah Quiroz and Jeremy Turner, won by forfeit. Kevin Mello and All-American Jeremy Maas withheld long duels to come away with wins. Heavyweight Jacob Hall had to endure the most but still ended his...

WWE: Attitude Era

Taylor Jensen, Reporter

September 12, 2018

Filed under Columns, Opinion, Sports

The Attitude Era of the WWE was and is still known as the best era in the history of the industry. It was entertainment at its best. Each Monday night consisted of backstage and parking lot segments, edgy promos, hardcore matches, and sexuality. In 1996, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin gave his infamous “Austin 3:16” promo. This slogan became what was the WWE because it...

WWE creates new reality show: NXT

Taylor Jensen, Reporter

August 30, 2018

Filed under Columns, Commentary

NXT, a brand of WWE, started in 2010 as a reality show in a way on cable television and was WWE’s developmental system. The one-hour show showcased ridiculous obstacle courses, mediocre promos from up and coming superstars, and wrestling matches that weren’t very entertaining. With that said, it wasn’t taken seriously at all. Fans saw NXT as boring and a joke ...

Childhood Dream

Childhood Dream

Karla Gutierrez, Photo Editor

May 9, 2018

Filed under Columns

When kids were kids back in the day and actually wanted to be something in life other than famous, they would say they would want to be a doctor, a firefighter,...

Shocker: Wrestling is scripted

Shocker: Wrestling is scripted

Karla Gutierrez, Photo Editor

April 16, 2018

Filed under Columns

I was that child that was very naïve when an adult would tell me wrestling was “fake.” Looking back at it now, they were an idiot as much as I was...

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