The best wrestler in the business might be this Orange Cassidy guy…

You know the standard build for a professional wrestler.  They’re either 6’5″, 250 pounds, built like a tank, or they’re 5’10”, 195, with gymnastics and acrobatics that would make Cirque du Soleil envious.  Oh yeah, and a wrestler might or might not wear a mask. That being said, there are also wrestlers who can “get…

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Sometimes you need a pick-me-up from an Australian wrestling tag team

I definitely enjoy watching professional wrestling.  It’s a fun diversion in life.  And currently I’ve been hooked on the antics of a pair of wrestlers who call themselves the IIconics. These two wrestlers – Peyton Royce and Billie Kay – fought their way up from a small independent Australian wrestling company, through different American wrestling…

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Really, Corey Graves? Calling someone a “sissy”?!?

There’s a lot of things that I like about professional wrestling.  One thing I don’t like, however, is when a professional wrestler or a commentator or someone involved in the field of sports entertainment uses an offensive slur in their commentary. And last night, WWE on-air personality Corey Graves dropped such a comment. He called…

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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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