I watched an Evolution last night…

Yes, yes, I understand.  I like to watch professional wrestling now and again.  It’s something I enjoy doing. And over the past few years, I’ve seen a marked change in the way women’s wrestling has appeared – on television and on pay-per-view. Last night’s WWE megacard, WWE Evolution, was the company’s first-ever all-female show.  With…

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The Ballad of Joe Anoa’i

Last night, I was watching Monday Night Raw – yes, I watch professional wrestling, deal with it – and the first person on my TV screen that night was Roman Reigns.  Oh great.  Another promo to hype an upcoming pay-per-view. But something was different about Roman Reigns’ appearance that night.  He wasn’t wearing his usual…

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Peyton Royce doesn’t need your body-shaming, Dave Meltzer

Professional wrestling has evolved – and it continues to evolve today.  Especially in the world of women’s professional wrestling.  Once relegated to a subgenre of eye-candy girls in skimpy outfits barely capable of a collar-and-elbow lock-up, today’s women’s wrestling is now exciting, challenging, and just as popular on the card as men’s wrestling.  Heck, later…

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Everything sounds more exciting when Jim Ross calls the action

I will argue with anybody that the three greatest announcers to ever call a televised professional wrestling match are Gordon Solie, Joey Styles and Jim Ross.  Solie brought intelligence and excitement to the game, Styles brought energy and emotion, and “Good Ol’ J.R.” made every match seem as if it was the greatest battle in…

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He came to Schenectady and broke the damn ring.

I’ve received word of an upcoming independent professional wrestling card at the Schenectady Armory on Friday, April 22.  The “Spring Slam Tour,” co-promoted by local pro wrestling federations North East Wrestling and World of Hurt Wrestling, plan to bring several world famous superstars to Schenectady for a night of wrestling action. This is great.  I…

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The self-destruction of Tammy Sytch

The first time I ever knew Tammy Sytch existed, she and her best friend / lover Chris Candido appeared on WWE (then WWF) wrestling programs, promoting themselves as “The Bodydonnas,” a self-conceited fitness team.  Candido was Skip, and Sytch was Sunny.  Skip did the wrestling, while Sunny acted as the sexy valet and creator of…

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Lucha Underground restores my love for professional wrestling

Monday nights.  Plop in front of the television.  I would watch WCW Monday Nitro and WWF (now WWE) Monday Night Raw, taping one and watching the other live.  You can get four, five, sometimes six hours of wrestling doing this. But many things happened after that.  The death of Eddie Guerrero.  The murder-suicide of Chris…

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Bruno Sammartino finally gets his due

It’s something that one doesn’t expect to see in their lifetime.  And because of the years of animosity and distrust, of promises broken and connections destroyed, I thought it would never happen. And last night, I was proven wrong.  Happily proven wrong. Because last night, one of my favorite professional wrestlers was finally inducted into…

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