Dark Side of the Ring returns next week, and man has it got some stories for Season 3.

The history of professional wrestling has evolved over time – from its early incarnations as strongman competitions in carnivals, to smoke-filled contests at arenas and armories, to its immediate acceptance in early television, to the advent of pay-per-views and whole dedicated television networks devoted to the sport. But during that history, there have been some…

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The dead names of Peyton Royce and Billie Kay, courtesy of WWE

I got the message from one of my Facebook friends yesterday. It was short and to the point. “Your girl has been future endeavored.” To a professional wrestling fan, that can only mean one thing. That wrestler is no longer a member of the largest pro wrestling circuit out there, World Wrestling Entertainment. The company…

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The difference between fandom and stalking.

Cards up front. I enjoy watching professional wrestling. It’s a thing, I dig it. I also follow a few pro wrestlers on Twitter – Peyton Royce and Billie Kay from the WWE, Orange Cassidy from AEW. That’s how I roll. So yesterday, I saw this message on Peyton Royce’s Twitter feed. Aw, man. Here we…

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“Here’s my headshot, on the back, resume.”

I’m not going to lie to you. I enjoy the fine art of professional wrestling. Part sport, part ballet, part storytelling, all action. At one point, the wrestling team that I most enjoyed watching were the IIconics (yes, it’s with two I’s), the team of Australian wrestlers Peyton Royce and Billie Kay. However, some diseased…

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Can 2020 get any worse? You gotta be jokin’ me!

This has been a tormented year.  Wildfires.  COVID-19.   Kobe Bryant dead.  Chadwick Boseman dead.  Can it get any worse?? Well, apparently, last night, it did. During this pandemic, I have allowed myself very few pleasures, and one of them is the enjoyment of professional wrestling.  And the squad that catches my attention more often than…

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Idiot tries to stalk, kidnap pro wrestler

There’s a very fine line between professional wrestlers and their fans.  When everyone stays in their lane, pro wrestlers can entertain the fans, and the fans can support the pro wrestlers in purchasing T-shirts and merchandise. But when the matches are over, the pro wrestlers go home.  They change from their blue tights and wrestling…

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Chris Jericho, have you lost your mind???

I personally think that professional wrestler Chris Jericho has been one of the most talented and charismatic professional wrestlers of the past 25 years.  He’s phenomenal on the microphone, he has wrestling moves that are still strong, and he has wrestled five-star matches with everyone from Stone Cold Steve Austin to Kenny Omega.  He’s currently…

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