Despite what the most dedicated fan may conclude, not a single member of the pro wrestling community is in it for the money or lifestyle. For the hundreds of individuals within this community we’re blessed to communicate with on a weekly basis, nary a one seemingly possesses any delusions of grandeur. This, however, points to […]
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SPOTLIGHTS: Talent Misidentification – Re-thinking the Brass Ring
Watching our favorite indy wrestling talent pursue their dreams is why this site exists. It’s a safe, non-smark forum for everyone involved in this global community to voice their passions. Nary a week goes by when one of these individuals doesn’t crack an NXT show, secure a spot in Evolve, appear at a Ring Honor […]
SPOTLIGHTS: NXT – What is it Anyway?
The Intercontinental Belt and I have had the ridiculously good fortune (yeah…I know you are jealous!) to have gone to likely over 10 NXT house shows in such exotic locations like Largo, Florida. While these house shows have evolved over the years, I haven’t really evolved in my understanding of what NXT is; it’s a […]
WRESTLING 101: From the Outside Looking In – The Indy Wrestling Superstar Dilemma
As I watch independent wrestling rock star Rich Swann dropping jaws at FIP, Evolve and PWG, respectively, I am left with a nagging question. In the past, this question would be ludicrous. Except the rules have changed. To explain, Swann – even at 24 – is already one of world’s elite independent wrestlers, a master […]
LIVE EVENTS: Fan etiquette – The perfect prescription?
At a recent (and terrific!) Evolve show in Ybor City, I heard a couple of very enthusiastic fans behind huricanrana and I self-justify their very loud chants to “make the [WWN] pay per view seem interesting.” Those guys definitely have a point, as – having watched many a taped show filmed at a small venue […]