PHOTOS: Devon Monroe and Jake Atlas at Wrestlepalooza XVII at First Avenue

Wrestlers Jake Atlas and Devon Monroe are just two of the many up-and-coming performers blazing a trail and changing the stigma of LGBTQ wrestlers in the evolving landscape of professional wrestling. You can read their inspiring stories in Patrick Strait’s feature, “Face Time.”  Monroe and Atlas took to the ring on Saturday, January 4 at … [ Read more]

Face Time: LGBTQ pro wrestlers are shaking off old stigmas and changing the game

On a Saturday night at a F1RST Wrestling show at the Uptown VFW, 20-year-old Devon Monroe is going toe-to-toe with arguably the biggest name in independent professional wrestling: Joey Ryan. Monroe, who is openly, proudly gay, is sporting flashy rainbow hologram tights, and flying around the ring like a seasoned veteran, while the crowd is … [ Read more]

Kings of the Ring: Local professional wrestlers share their greatest war stories

It’s a brisk Saturday evening on First Avenue, and there are bodies lining the sidewalks, waiting to push their way into one of the bars and nightclubs. While the booming of music and people screaming is enough to cause sensory overload, there is something happening inside of Mill City Nights that is more insane than … [ Read more]

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