It seems hard to fathom that (if Cagematch is preaching gospel) Huracanrana and I witnessed Aria Blake’s very first professional match. This surprisingly entertaining dark match at Shine 30 in Ybor City featured Blake squaring off a very game Aspyn Rose. Over the next couple years, and seemingly everywhere we went in the Tampa/Orlando wrestling […]

SPOTLIGHTS: Embrace the Fringe – Bring Indy Wrestling to the Masses

As anyone intimately familiar with the independent pro wrestling scene can attest to, there are those with a passion for it…and…everyone else. Even the most passionate WWE fan can struggle in seeing the merits of pro wrestling devoid of pyrotechnics and Men’s Fitness cover models. Let alone doing so at a community center or high […]

ATHLETE APPRECIATION: The Unprecedented Significance of Jay Lethal

There’s no mistaking it. Despite network swapping of WWE, the precarious yet triumphant futures of both NXT and Lucha Underground…the mergers of TNA and Global Force Wrestling…we’re at a surprising renaissance of independent pro wrestling. This is a world where both athletes and fans must accept the non-WWE Universe as the ‘Universe.’ A world of […]