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Iraq War Veterans are Using Pro Wrestling to Cope With PTSD

In the short documentary 'Valhalla Club,' three vets talk about how pro wrestling did for them what the VA and federal government couldn't: helped them cope with PTSD.
Ian Williams
2.13.18
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Kenny Omega and Kota Ibushi's Friendship is Why We Love Pro Wrestling

In an increasingly isolated, disconnected world, the friendships at the heart of pro wrestling storytelling—like the Golden Lovers'—keep us watching.
Ian Williams
2.6.18
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Royal Rumble 2018 Was WWE at its Best

It's easy to get cynical about WWE, but this year's Royal Rumble, with wins by Nakamura and Asuka, reminded us what makes the promotion worth watching. (Even despite Ronda Rousey showing up.)
Ian Williams
1.29.18
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At Raw 25, WWE Remains Mired In Nostalgia For Itself

Daniel Bryan is still the most over guy in the company, and that says a lot about what WWE gets right, and wrong.
Ian Williams
1.23.18
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Paige Was a Wrestler First, Which is What Makes Her Injury So Cruel

Paige signaled a change in WWE because she was a wrestling lifer and it's monstrously unfair that a freak injury likely means the end of her in-ring career.
Ian Williams
1.16.18
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Wrestle Kingdom 12 Had Something For Everybody

No match outside WWE in recent memory has garnered as much buzz as Jericho-Omega. They did not disappoint.
Ian Williams
1.9.18
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With Jericho-Omega Headlining Wrestle Kingdom 12, NJPW Goes Global

NJPW is already the best wrestling promotion in the world, and with Chris Jericho and Kenny Omega leading the way at Wrestle Kingdom 12 on Thursday, more people than ever will find out.
Ian Williams
1.2.18
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Jinder Mahal's Nihilistic Run as a Top Guy is Over

Submissions don't work on Top Guys, and Mahal lost by submission to AJ. Styles at 'Clash of Champions' on Sunday.
Ian Williams
12.19.17
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By Gawd, The Guy Who Wrote Stone Cold's Music Left the WWE!

You may not have known Jim Johnston's name, but you definitely know his songs.
Ian Williams
12.5.17
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20 Years After Retiring, Arn Anderson Delivered a Spinebuster at Starrcade

WWE revived the WCW event and put on a fitting tribute to the Carolina wrestling that birthed the Four Horsemen.
Ian Williams
11.28.17
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Survivor Series Proved No One Cares about 'Raw' vs. 'Smackdown'

And people are tired of with the McMahons, too.
Ian Williams
11.21.17
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Chris Jericho is Coming to NJPW to Fight Kenny Omega...What?!

In another surprise debut for Jericho, he challenged Kenny Omega to a match at NJPW's Wrestle Kingdom.
Ian Williams
11.7.17