Denny Burkholder

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The Summer of Savage: Inside the Macho Man’s explosive run to the top of WWE, 30 years later

Thirty years after Randy Savage became WWE champion, his peers remember the icon's finest hour

WWE makes rare reversal with women's battle royal name but questions still remain

There was immediate backlash when WWE named the inaugural match after the Fabulous Moolah

Raw turns 25: Through good and bad, WWE’s flagship a blueprint for TV wrestling

Amid successes, failures, laughs, tears and controversies, Raw redefined the TV wrestling format

Bobby 'The Brain' Heenan, iconic WWE manager and commentator, dies at 73

Arguably the greatest manager in professional wrestling history became a legend in his own right

Still wrestling despite heart issue, Vader prefers to die 'having fun in the ring'

Former WCW star and wrestling legend Vader prefers a ring to a hospital bed

WWE champion Ivan Koloff, the man who beat Bruno Sammartino, dies at 74

Most famous for ending Sammartino's first title reign, Koloff was a marquee villain

George 'The Animal' Steele, a WWE legend and Hall of Famer, dies at 79

From Madison Heights, Michigan, to Madison Square Garden, "The Animal" excited wrestling fans all over

Rock 'n' Roll Express to be inducted into WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2017

Ricky Morton and Robert Gibson thrilled fans in the NWA and beyond

The Lost Royal Rumble and how a signature WWE event survived despite early failure

The Royal Rumble will turn 30 on Sunday, but it almost didn't make it to its second birthday

Goldberg tries to rekindle glory days with Royal Rumble, WrestleMania on horizon

The ex-champion was only supposed to appear in the ring once for WWE but may have an extended stay

​Randy Orton talks facial hair, family and respect in the WWE locker room

The former WWE champion opens up about his life as a pro wrestler and what his future holds

Mick Foley questions Goldberg's decision to fight Lesnar, talks WWE Survivor Series

Foley discusses Goldberg's return, his own feud with The Rock, and watching his kids join WWE

Enzo & Big Cass share smack talk-fueled journey to being WWE's hottest tag team

Heading into SummerSlam, the "realest guys in the room" reflect on their rise to the top of WWE

How Hulk Hogan joining the nWo 20 years ago made wrestling cool again

One decision by Eric Bischoff changed the face of professional wrestling as the nWo was formed with the addition of Hulk Hogan 20 years ago

How Muhammad Ali's fascination with pro wrestling fueled his career, inspired MMA

Muhammad Ali's encounter with Gorgeous George changed the course of history for Ali, pro wrestling, and produced the inspiration for modern mixed martial arts

Denny Burkholder has been a writer, editor and producer for CBS Sports dating back to 1999. He has covered everything from the NFL to the UFC during his tenure, with a specialty in all things WWE and pro wrestling.

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