John S. Nash: Guest Columnist

Wrestling with the Past: Super Sunday

Very quickly the AWA went from the biggest, and, in my opinion, best promotion in the US, to being an empty shell of itself, limping around until finally going out of business in 1991. All of that was the result of a decision made thirty years ago.

The Martial Chronicles: Fighting Like a Girl-Pt 2

Cageside Guest Columnist John S. Nash brings us another feature edition of his fascinating series chronicling the origins of MMA. This time, we take a second look at women's prizefighting...

The Bizarre Origins of the Battle Royal - Part Two

"No matter how cleverly a man might be holding his own, he was always in danger of having someone come at him from behind with a none-too-well padded fist. Scientific boxing was not in evidence. The contest was one of brutal physical endurance..."

The Bizarre Origins of the Battle Royal - Part One

You may find it surprising to learn that the battle royal is actually not a creation of some fanciful pro wrestling booker -- instead, it was at one time an actual competition -- one that has its roots not in wrestling, but in...

The Martial Chronicles: Sam McVea Down Under

Cageside Features Guest Columnist John S. Nash, brings us another feature edition of his fascinating series chronicling the origins of MMA. This time he explores the fact that before there was MMA in the United States there were origins elsewhere...

The Martial Chronicles Returns: An Idol vs A Fraud

Cageside Features Guest Columnist John S. Nash, brings us another feature edition of his fascinating series chronicling the origins of MMA. This time he explores a long expressed desire of fans of mixed martial arts to see an elite level heavyweight

Diaz fighting techniques inspired by Tom Johnson?

Cageside Guest Columnist John S. Nash brings us yet another fascinating article from his archives. This time we explore some comparisons between MMA fighter Nate Diaz's boxing style, with those of one scientific boxer of the past, Mr. Tom Johnson.

The Forgotten Golden Age of MMA - Part IV

Cageside Features Guest Columnist John S. Nash brings us part four, thus concluding his fascinating series shining a gas light on the forgotten golden age of mixed martial arts, an age that existed during the Belle Époque.

The Forgotten Golden Age of MMA - Part III

Cageside Featured Guest Columnist John S. Nash brings us part three of a fascinating four-part series shining a gas light on the forgotten golden age of mixed martial arts, an age that existed during the Belle Époque.

The Forgotten Golden Age of MMA - Part II

Cageside Featured Guest Columnist John S. Nash brings us part two of a fascinating four-part series shining a gas light on the forgotten golden age of mixed martial arts, an age that existed during the Belle Époque.

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The Forgotten Golden Age of MMA - Part I of IV

Cageside Featured Guest Columnist John S. Nash brings us part one of a fascinating four-part series shining a gas light on the forgotten golden age of mixed martial arts, an age that existed during the Belle Époque.

Plucking of eyeballs, rendering of flesh: Allowed?

This feature edition of The Martial Chronicles, John S. Nash's fascinating series chronicling the origins of MMA, features the bizarre and little known story of how boxing, mixed martial arts, and even professional wrestling are all offspring of Figg

Men need a few simple but clever wrestling tricks

This feature edition of The Martial Chronicles, John S. Nash's fascinating series chronicling the origins of MMA, features a look back at the hand-to-hand combat in the trenches and battlefields of WWI.

Diaz fighting techniques stolen? Or inspired?

Cageside Features Guest Columnist John S. Nash, brings us another fascinating article. This time we explore some comparisons between MMA fighter Nick Diaz's unusual boxing style, with those of 19th century bare-knuckle legend, Daniel Mendoza.

Iceland's MMA History: Jiu-jitsu versus Wrestlers?

Cageside Features Guest Columnist, John S. Nash, brings us another feature edition of The Martial Chronicles. In this edition, we travel back in time and all the way to Iceland.

Confident if he has a shot, he won't dissapoint...

Cageside Guest Columnist John S. Nash brings us another feature edition of his fascinating series chronicling the origins of MMA. This time, we journey to Brazil.

Have George Gracie's contributions been stricken?

Cageside Guest Columnist John S. Nash brings us another feature edition of his fascinating series chronicling the origins of MMA. This time, we look at some of the history behind the Gracie family legacy.

The 65th Anniversary of Gorgeous George's TV Debut

Wrestling wth the Past returns with the a tribute to the 65th anniversary of one of Pro Wrestling's most important moments - the television debut of Gorgeous George.

The Martial Chronicles: Fighting Like a Girl

Cageside Guest Columnist John S. Nash brings us another feature edition of The Martial Chronicles. In this edition, we learn about women's prizefighting, the fact it is not a recent invention, and explore its roots, which reach back to the beginning.

MMA: Nothing more than professional wrestling

Cageside Guest Columnist John S. Nash brings us another feature edition of The Martial Chronicles. In this edition, we learn exactly why it is that MMA's in all actuality really nothing more than professional wrestling.

RULE 7: Fights will go on as long as they have to

As our nation prepares to elect a President, one thing is certain: no matter whom the voters choose, Barack Obama or Mitt Romney, neither would measure up in hand-to-hand fighting skills as compared to The President's of our forefathers.

Chronicling the Origins of MMA: Down Under

Cageside Guest Columnist John S. Nash brings us another edition from his archives, The Martial Chronicles: Jiu-Jitsu Conquers Australia

Chronicling the Origins of MMA:

Cageside Guest Columnist John S. Nash brings us another edition from his archives, The Martial Chronicles: Origins of Mixed Martial Arts - The Brazilian Connection.

"Kayfabe" v reality,"Worked" bouts v real "shoots"

Cageside Guest Columnist John S. Nash brings us another edition from his archives, The Martial Chronicles: The Last Shoot. This time he touches on "Kayfabe" versus reality... "Worked" bouts versus real "shoots"... check it out.

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