LIVE EVENTS: WrestleMania 33 Weekend – The Morning After

So check off a bucket list item: I’ve officially attended a WrestleMania. I’d have little excuse (in exception to a pregnant Huracanrana) to skip said event, as it was literally held 90 minutes away just outside of downtown Orlando, Florida. As stated in the previous story, I likewise used this weekend as an excuse to catch […]

LIVE EVENTS: Happy WrestleMania Week!

Friends, Roman’s (, Rollins), and Countrymen, welcome to Orlando! Checking the schedule of events for Wrestlemania Week makes 2017 arguably the most stacked roster (93 events) to date! I would go so far as to state that even those ignoring the Big Show…well, the ‘Big Show’…will find 2017 the year that independent wrestling is perhaps […]

SPOTLIGHTS: The Confusing Configuration of the Modern Wrestling Scene

It used to be simple. Independent wrestlers join regional promotions, work through the ranks, potentially go overseas, to subsequently sign on with nationally televised organizations. Garner enough positive buzz, earn WWE tryout…cross fingers. Make the cut, work developmental, and hope for the big show. And maybe the Big Show, if you’re large enough. It’s unfortunately […]

FROM THE LOCKER ROOM: Fighting the Good Fight While Fighting Illness

One of the greatest dilemmas any committed athlete faces is what to do when the always unwanted cold or flu bug takes hold. We all know that feeling well: the excessive soreness during what is typically a challenging but not stressful cardio routine. The unusual sweat odor after a barbell set. Then the dreaded tickly […]

SPOTLIGHTS: Do We Expect Too Much of Legendary Performers?

Before I get lambasted for writing this piece, let me make one thing clear: it’s pro wrestlers and talent I grew up with who inspire me most. I can’t but smile watching their older matches, likewise putting on a vintage style t-shirt celebrating their exploits from decades earlier. Our house is literally adorned with snippets […]

WRESTLING 101: An Homage to the Lucha Mask

Thanks to the creative genius of Lucha Underground and terrific Lucha Loot crates, I’m bombarded monthly – in the best of ways – with an array of wonderful luchadors and luchadores. Of course, a key cog in the greatness of the lucha libre tradition are the unique masks its athletes adorn. The very image of a […]

WRESTLING 101: Bring Back the Ring Gear!

  Many eons ago – and as a child – I fell in love with 1980’s wrestling. The pageantry, the characters, the story behind the story pro wrestling was willing to tell in the ring. When Sgt. Slaughter donned Iraqi garb against the ‘Real American’ Hulkster, my emotions ran wild. The cognitive dissonance was simply […]

SPOTLIGHTS: Streaming Services – Too Many Options, Not Enough ‘Fans’

As the venerated National Football League (NFL) is discovering, even the most diehard fans grow tired of over-exposed product. In the NFL’s endless search for market dominance, Thursday night football emerged, likewise international games at odd times. Ratings fell and fast. Of course, the over-politicizing of the League certainly did not help. (Fans turn to sports for […]

SPOTLIGHTS: Giving ‘Thanks’ for 2016

Love it, hate it, Columbus or no Columbus, there’s many things to be pro wrestling thankful for this upcoming Thanksgiving. For us here at WrestlingInFlorida.com, here’s (20)16 things what we’re thankful for: Another year! WordPress just reminded us it’s time to renew our Premium Membership. Meaning, it’s been 365 days of gathering 1000+ followers on Twitters, 500+ […]