I need an Acclaimed #78 jersey, and I’m not a cop.

I enjoy watching All Elite Wrestling. For me, Wednesday night is reserved for AEW Dynamite, and Friday nights are locked in for AEW Rampage. For me, it’s much more exciting than watching WWE wrestling. The storylines make more sense, the action is more realistic, and you get more involved in watching the program each week.…

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The Self-Destruction of Jeff Hardy

Jeff Hardy, along with his brother Matt, redefined what pro wrestlers could achieve. The Hardys brought a very unique flair and style to their matches. They leaped off ropes as if it was second nature. They risked their lives in ladder matches and in other death-defying competitions. And it’s paid off for Jeff Hardy in…

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Wrestling shippers unite! We got HOOKhausen!!

Professional wrestling can be enjoyed on several different levels. You can enjoy the athletic competition between two combatants, you can enjoy the gymnastic flips of lucha libre, you can enjoy the non-stop competition of tag team and trios matches, all of that.\ And then you can enjoy the pairing of two distinctly diverse individuals as…

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The catfished fan and the sucker-punched wrestler.

The interactions between pro wrestling fans and pro wrestlers is equal parts close and distant. When wrestlers compete in an arena, fans are encouraged to cheer or boo, to bring signs and take photos. What they’re not encouraged to do, however, is jump the guardrails and try to attack a wrestler, or to interfere in…

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You can have C.M. Punk returning. I’ll take the return of the IInspiration.

Earlier this year, one of professional wrestling’s most influential and inspiring stars, pro wrestler C.M. Punk, made a return to the ring. He signed with All Elite Wrestling, and immediately showed that seven years away from the squared circle put no ring rust on his body. In that time period, he’s had five-star matches with…

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The IInspiration just made my weekend.

As you may have known from reading my blog over any distinct period of time, I do enjoy a bit of professional wrestling. And two wrestlers that I really enjoy are Cassie Lee and Jessica McKay, who until recently worked in World Wrestling Entertainment as the IIconics (now known as the IInspiration). Their podcast “Off…

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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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