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pro-wrestling

AEW Dynamite 6/18/2021 Review

Another day, another review. The big thing about this Dynamite episode is that it’s the last crowdless taped show. And next Saturday will show a live airing at Daily’s Place, which is weird considering that their ratings have steadily dropped since moving to Friday. Not sure if the Saturday move will help much but I guess they’ll take what they can get.

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pro-wrestling

AEW Dynamite 6/12/2021 Review

Another Friday night, another AEW Dynamite review. Thought this show was stronger than last week’s but I did feel it still needs a lot of work.

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pro-wrestling

AEW Dynamite 6/4/2021 Review

Again, I’m not going to do a play-by-play of every match. I only saw a sampling of the program so I can’t provide a specific context. Also, I think that would just take too much time and mental energy to make it worth my while. So I’m going to focus on key points for each segment.

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pro-wrestling

More WWE Releases Today

Yesterday, there was a rumor that hit the net about more WWE releases and today it actually happened. When I checked the names out, I wasn’t entirely surprised but decided that with my recent writings on wrestling again (the Dark Sides, AEW review, WWE’s future), I felt another blog would be great to put my thoughts in order for the people who got the axe.

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pro-wrestling

AEW Double Or Nothing PPV 2021 Review

I caught the AEW Double or Nothing 2021 PPV and had been mulling it over for a few days and decided to finally write up a review. My review isn’t going to be a play-by-play type of review just an overall summary of each match and a conclusion of the PPV.

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pro-wrestling

Dark Side of the Ring: Nick Gage Review

After hearing Jim Cornette rant about garbage wrestling, I wasn’t too keen on this episode. Matter of fact, I never heard of Nick Gage up until this episode, which had it more a novelty than something I was passionately interested in (compared to say the Benoit, Hart or Pillman ones). That said, garbage/hardcore style wrestling never really had been my thing and this one looked to be quite violent and graphic.

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pro-wrestling

Dark Side of the Ring: Brian Pillman Review/Thoughts

It’s been a week since the 2nd part of the Brian Pillman Dark Side of the Ring premiered and while I’ve already gone through the latest round (with Nick Gage), I wanted to finally put my thoughts about the whole Brian Pillman show on a blog post.

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pro-wrestling technology

The Future Of The WWE In A Post-Pandemic Digital World

For a while now, I have concluded that the WWE has not been a pro-wrestling company for some time. Instead, I describe them as a marketing company, specializing in a specific vertical. The problem with the WWE’s vertical has been shrinking for some time and the COVID-19 pandemic has inflicted some hefty punishment that puts a light on some of the key weaknesses of the WWE that should be examined as the company looks towards their future.

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pro-wrestling

Pro-Wrestling’s Decline

Frequently, I tune into Jim Cornette’s podcast/YouTube show and one of the consistent things he mentioned is the general decline in pro-wrestling over time. Part of his argument for this decline is the result of the lack of true stardom, the numbing to overdone spots, stupid story lines and dis-service these elements play into creating a more exposed, fake view of pro-wrestling in comparison to what former years had been. As someone who grew up with pro-wrestling since 1985, I am inclined to agree and want to talk about where much of this started and how things through time caused pro-wrestling to take major hits and lead to the point of what we’re seeing.

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pro-wrestling

WWE Makes A Few Deep Cuts; Will AEW Pick The Remainder Up?

Saw that WWE made a few releases; some surprising, others not so surprising. The three that made me look twice were Samoa Joe, the Iiconics and Mickie James. I only say look twice because those were the three people I was most familiar with as I do not keep up with the product. There were others as well but the only other name I’m somewhat familiar with is Chelsea Green.