An epiphany occurred while watching the second televised episode of All Elite Wrestling (AEW) Dynamite alongside Huracanrana. The conspiracy theorist … Continue reading SPOTLIGHTS: Can We Still Call It ‘Independent Wrestling?’
Perhaps the most significant news story of the previous WrestleMania week/end was one that never happened. Specifically – and for … Continue reading SPOTLIGHTS: Shhh! A Quiet Cultural Shift Is Finally Upon Us
Seven months and counting. That’s when our little Cruiserweight, baby Jerry, came on the scene. As anyone who’s done it … Continue reading SPOTLIGHTS: The Tyranny of Distance: Indy Wrestling and the Baby Battle
Devoid of gender revolutions, cruiserweight and other non-classics, international/regional pushes, streaming service conundrums, controversial exclusivity agreements, developmental roster explosions, ownership … Continue reading SPOTLIGHTS: ‘Ring of Honor’ Stays the Course, Reaps the Rewards
Before there was a Neville, there was Cody Rhodes, Sami Callihan and CJ Parker (now Juice Robinson). Along a different … Continue reading SPOTLIGHTS: Grabbing the Brass Ring Under a Glass Ceiling
I confess: the main reason Huracanrana and I watch WWE programming each week is to literally laugh out loud at … Continue reading SPOTLIGHTS: Where’s the Humor Gone?
The very nature of professional sports – athletic achievements designed to encapsulate an array of un/known emotions and allegiances – … Continue reading SPOTLIGHTS: Race and Pro Wrestling – Bigger Questions