SPOTLIGHTS: Giving ‘Thanks’ for 2016

Love it, hate it, Columbus or no Columbus, there’s many things to be pro wrestling thankful for this upcoming Thanksgiving. For us here at WrestlingInFlorida.com, here’s (20)16 things what we’re thankful for: Another year! WordPress just reminded us it’s time to renew our Premium Membership. Meaning, it’s been 365 days of gathering 1000+ followers on Twitters, 500+ […]

WRESTLING 101: The ‘Rant’ Column

The great thing about today’s wrestling environment is the incredible ease of access in finding terrific stuff to watch.  New Japan is on Ring of Honor…and vice versa. Fite TV is stacked with WWN offerings. The WWE Network features oodles of classic content. TNA Impact and Lucha Underground are must-see’s each week.   But some things […]

ATHLETE APPRECIATION: Shane Taylor

When Raymond Rowe called out Shane Taylor at Ring of Honor’s August 2016 Death Before Dishonor in Las Vegas, this challenge was certainly no coincidence. See, Rowe’s miraculous recovery and inspiring story was anything but ordinary. And his recognizance of Shane Taylor’s journey to this point likewise far from happenstance. Simply put: these are two […]

SPOTLIGHTS: Where Have All the Managers Gone?

As I introduced Huracanrana to a childhood fave in Greg Valentine, something peculiar occurred to me: what the heck happened to all the great managers in professional wrestling? Sure, there are the occasional valets, but when’s the last time a truly great manager…other than perhaps Truth Martini…was expected to play a prominent role in every […]

ATHLETE APPRECIATION: Matt Taven

Long on the road to recovery and often overshadowed by highest profile tag team partners, it’s easy to under-appreciate Matt Taven. New Hampshire’s Michael Marinelli remains a core figure in the upper tier, independent wrestling scene, the man of a million moves and throwback 80’s hair. It’s natural to take Matt Taven for granted as […]

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 […]

WRESTLING 101: Ten Fighting Sports Moves Tailor Made for Pro Wrestling

As could be expected, pro wrestling owes of a lot its move set to fighting sports. Thus, it’s no wonder MMA enthusiasts, Greco roman wrestlers, and dirty boxers find a happy home in its sister art form during/after fight careers. Case in point: an earlier piece on Muay Thai highlighted its relationship to the Art […]

WRESTLING 101: Don’t Forget Where You Came From

Let’s face it. No promotion is perfect, and there are logically peaks and valleys depending on available talent, schedule, and the unfortunate injury bug. It’s no wonder athletes and talent tend to occasionally lose interest along the way. No one loves what they do 100 percent of the time. It’s moments like this one should […]