SPOTLIGHTS: Ten Wrestling Wishes for 2020

Time to ring in a new year and decade. And with it, here’s 10 professional wrestling wishes for 2020 (and in no particular order). Someone with business savvy buys Ring of Honor, and ideally merges it with another promotion into its own division. There’s simply too much talent and history associated with ROH: allowing it […]

WRESTLING 101: The (Anti-) Social Media World of Pro Wrestling

Arguably no professional sport allows for the extensive interaction between athletes and its fans than pro wrestling. Even more so in independent wrestling, where fan loyalty can be the singular determination between promotion survival and disappearance. This becomes evident in the aforementioned merchandise table, where fans are encouraged to interact – via dollars, handshakes, and […]

LIVE EVENTS: Why ‘Money in the Bank’ May be the Best PPV Format of All

While this site deliberately tries to stick to independent wrestling discussion, there’s no shame in occasionally bringing up big brother WWE. Truth be told, Huracanrana and I wrote a fair number of pieces on the shortcomings of the world’s most famous professional wrestling promotion. Critiques on body type, gender presentation, financials, and the ‘jobbing’ concept […]

LIVE EVENTS: What to Do…When Things Go Wrong

John Cena broken nose aside, it’s rare that television viewers see the bumps, bruises and blood of professional wrestling events. For televised larger events, select editing plus camera work combines to almost remove said injury from the equation. Decent kayfabe ensures the fourth wall stays that way, in tandem. For smaller, televised contests, there’s simply […]