January 4 and 5 will be New Japan Pro Wrestling presenting Wrestle Kingdom 15 from the Tokyo Dome in Japan. Due to COVID restrictions, there won’t be a full Tokyo Dome or even half way of screaming wrestling crowds like there has been in years past. I shouldn’t have to write that sentence but I do because people act like this is something new for every wrestling show since March.Read More
I have never felt more mentally exhausted in my life.
Starting this on January 1st, the 365th day of the year, and all I feel is worn down trying to reflect on 2020. Some of that is the rum I had last night, but that’s more my body feeling like the bean bag chair in a college dorm that not once has anyone ever considered cleaning. Okay not that gross. Let’s back up.Read More
You know, the professional wrestling business has a lie it likes to tell, among the many. That lie is that there’s an intelligent design for everything. The men and women they choose to be stars become the stars. Bookers hand pick their future champion and that’s just the way things work.
They also like to tell the lie of the brass ring. That you can be nothing and just reach for that brass ring of opportunity and become the next great superstar.
Both are lies.
But that’s what this business is about. Which lie can you make real?Read More
I don’t want to write about pro wrestling.
It’s not that I don’t have ideas. I have plenty! I could probably write for a website again weekly about pro wrestling should I choose to.
(Which I’m not choosing to, which I’m going to get at.)Read More
There is something that pro wrestling has trained us to think for the past few decades that we need to train our brains out of. Specifically, that the WWE trained us: that former WWE talent is WWE property.Read More
AEW in the month of July had five episodes of Dynamite. Three of the shows were themed (Fyter Fest night one and two, Fight for the Fallen) in that time. With a lot of talk about the imbalance between the divisions (a subject I actually looked into back in 2019) I decided to look into AEW Dynamite by the numbers.Read More