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Big Tim Sylvia goes pro (wrestling)

Updated: September 13, 2010, 4:58 PM ET
By Jake Rossen

If you really want to grunt and sweat and make a job of it, you could draw some thin parallels between Tim Sylvia and Harlan McClintock, the fictional protagonist of Rod Serling's teleplay-turned-movie "Requiem for a Heavyweight." In both instances, the audience witnesses two former champions taking a precipitous fall from grace in prizefighting -- only to be turned out and suffer exaggerated falls in the witless world of professional wrestling.

McClintock was the more tragic figure: ...

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