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
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
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