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 […]

WRESTLING 101: Changing Promotions Shouldn’t be a Game-Changing Event

Joey Ryan made welcome history during last night’s outstanding Lucha Underground taping. Not from his enormous amounts of oiled chest hair (impressive in its own right), rather a simple fact that an in-ring debut didn’t require reinventing an athlete for the worst. To explain, there appears an unwritten rule that: established pro wrestler changing promotions […]