WRESTLING

bruiseday
bruiseday

CM Punk Could Be the Next Victim of Vince McMahon's Pettiness

A defamation suit filed by a WWE doctor could mean A.J. Styles's current reign as WWE champion—now at over 200 days—will eclipse Punk's 434-day reign, which is a record in the post-Hogan era.
Ian Williams
6.5.18
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bruiseday

This Is What a Monopoly Looks Like

WWE, with a new billion-dollar television deal and talent acquisitions from smaller promotions around the world, continues to consolidate and corporatize pro wrestling.
Ian Williams
5.29.18
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bruiseday

Pierre Carl Ouellet Is Old as Hell and Still Banging on the Indie Circuit

At 50, PCO is still pulling off moonsaults. That combination of age and his ability to do things he should not have been doing when he was young, let alone now, is the immediate spark to PCO’s appeal.
Ian Williams
5.22.18
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bruiseday

'All In', 10,000, and Throwback Wrestling

The Cody Rhodes and the Young Buck's one-off event harks back to the reasons pro wrestling ever worked in the first place. There weren’t always over the top promos, garish production values, and pyro. Once upon a time, it was just two people in a ring.
Ian Williams
5.15.18
WRESTLING
WRESTLING

WWE Wrestler Kane Likely Won Mayoral Primary Election in Tennessee

The Republican primaries also included the actor who played Slammin' Sammy in the movie "Friday Night Lights."
Liam Daniel Pierce
5.2.18
bruiseday
bruiseday

Remembering Paul Jones, the Believable Heel

On the same day that the legendary Bruno Sammartino died, the less renowned Jones also passed. He was a villain, but one who felt tangible and real.
Ian Williams
4.24.18
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bruiseday

John Cena's Midlife Crisis

The best storyline WWE has going right now is John Cena's conquering hero turned waning star.
Ian Williams
4.17.18
WWE
WWE

WrestleMania Weekend Might Have Been the Best Four Days of Wrestling Ever

The first part of WrestleMania 34 was a legitimately great spectacle, but the remainder of the show was not. Luckily pro wrestling is a lot more than the WWE now.
Ian Williams
4.10.18
WRESTLING
WRESTLING

WrestleMania's Iconic Hulk Hogan-Ultimate Warrior Match Almost Never Happened

A hydro labour dispute in Toronto led to fears of a power strike and a potential blackout that could have derailed the event, something WWE boss Vince McMahon was left in the dark on.
Corey Erdman
4.5.18
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bruiseday

WrestleMania Weekend Has Something for Every Kind of Wrestling Fan

WrestleMania is going to be the spectacle it always is, but what may be the biggest deal for the mass of wrestling fans descending on New Orleans will be all the wrestling not sponsored by WWE.
Ian Williams
4.3.18
Cey-note
Cey-note

John Cena Graced the VICE Office with Some Pretty Fine Piano Playing

The WWE star is practically the size of a baby grand piano.
Liam Daniel Pierce
3.30.18
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bruiseday

Golden Lovers vs. Young Bucks Main Event Will Be Remembered for Decades

New Japan Pro Wrestling's "Strong Style Evolved" ventured onto US soil and the entire show delivered big time.
Ian Williams
3.27.18