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+ […]

FROM THE LOCKER ROOM: When Life Intervenes with Wrestling

As ‘From the Locker Room’ is dedicated to discussing physical wellbeing, it’s arguably appropriate this section captures these sentiments. Specifically, making sense of the pre- and post-climate of the 2016 United States Presidential Election. Most importantly for this site, its impact on the wrestling community and its fans. In doing so, I want to perfectly clear: […]

LIVE EVENTS: Shine 38 – Let the Good Times Flo(Slam)

This is no small statement, but Shine 38 may very well be the best independent live wrestling show I’ve ever seen. This is anything but hyperbole, rather recognition of what happens when you combine an outstanding roster with equal storytelling, and pack a room with a crowd that absolutely adores this marriage. Timing couldn’t be […]

SPOTLIGHTS: Fans Pay the Bills – A Lesson for ‘The Wrestling Renaissance’

In the early 15th Century, Cosimo Medici, patriarch of his famed Italian family, rose to prominence in Florence. He did so via his skills as its preeminent banker, a gift equaled only by his savvy in politics. What Medici is arguably best known for is how he spent much of his wealth. His love and patronage […]

WRESTLING 101: The ‘Rant’ Column

The great thing about today’s wrestling environment is the incredible ease of access in finding terrific stuff to watch.  New Japan is on Ring of Honor…and vice versa. Fite TV is stacked with WWN offerings. The WWE Network features oodles of classic content. TNA Impact and Lucha Underground are must-see’s each week.   But some things […]

SPOTLIGHTS: Putting the WWE Cruiserweight Classic into Perspective

With the first WWE Cruiserweight Classic in the books – congratulations again to T. J. Perkins and the rest of the stellar 32-man lineup! – now is as good time as any to frame the whole event within a wider global wrestling lens. To begin, it’s almost unfathomable to assemble such a diverse, global roster […]

LIVE EVENTS: Shine 37 – A Haphazard Recap, or “Rain, Rain, Go Away”

Disclaimer: this is not in order by any means. Rather stream of consciousness. First things first: I’m admittedly a bit shocked this event happened, period. Hurricane Hermine had just said ‘howdy’ less than twelve hours earlier, and was still roaring its way up the East Coast. As could be expected, some of the talent and […]

ATHLETE APPRECIATION: In Memoriam – Harry “Mr. Fuji” Fujiwara

Editor’s Note: We are thrilled and honored to bring you a touching eulogy via someone who knew Harry Fujiwara well, with Mr. Fuji a central part of his family’s life. It is with privilege and pleasure we both introduce Fuji Vice, likewise share his beautiful thoughts. ********* BY: Fuji Vice First, a short intro. I met Intercontinental Belt […]