WWE

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Matt Hardy Sparked a Wrestling Revolution, and His Body Shows the Toll

Matt and his brother Jeff were at the forefront of the high-flying, daredevil acts that are now common, and it seems after 20 years he's going to be hanging it up soon.
Ian Williams
8.8.18
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Brian Christopher Was Another Victim of the Wrestling Machine

While it’s certainly a cleaner, more sober place than it has been, pro wrestling is still a culture which struggles with the legacy of drugs, booze, and wild living.
Ian Williams
7.31.18
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WWE Is a Mess, So It's Bringing Back Hulk Hogan

'Extremes Rules' was terrible, as were most of the PPVs since 'WrestleMania.' WWE seems out of ideas, or content to be boring, so the company is pretending Hogan isn't a racist anymore.
Ian Williams
7.17.18
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The Unfulfilled Promise of Babyface Bayley

She's turned heel now, but WWE never gave Bayley the hugger a solid run with the full confidence and weight of the promotion behind it.
Ian Williams
7.3.18
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RIP Vader, the Big Man of Big Men

How could you not be hypnotized by this giant, flying mastodon made of flesh and violence?
Ian Williams
6.27.18
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Roman Reigns Cannot Be Saved

There will never be a time when fans don't resent WWE shoving him down their throats.
Ian Williams
6.19.18
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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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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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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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'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
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It's Time for WWE to Sort Out Its Roman Reigns Problem

Fans left WWE's Backlash PPV early because Reigns won, and if they didn't leave, they were booing.
Ian Williams
5.8.18
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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