ATHLETE APPRECIATION/WHAT PRO WRESTLING MEANS TO ME: LuFisto

Editor’s Note: While we’ve rightly celebrated a fair number of outstanding athletes and talent on this site, I confess to holding off writing this most overdue spotlight. Specifically, I didn’t even know where to begin in telling the story of arguably the most important woman in the modern wrestling era. Yes, I understand this a […]

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 […]

LIVE EVENTS: ‘C-4’ Gives a Really Good ‘Pipe Bomb’

In the hazy lines of social media, reality TV stars and YouTube celebrities, pro wrestling fits beautifully and awkwardly.  What once was a “secret society,” pro-wrestling is now reality-esque, psycho-drama for the internet and TV, where fake characters merge into real life people and back again sometimes in the same sentence or 5 minute sequence. […]

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 […]