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WrestleMania 33 in Review: Packed with WWE Moments to Remember

WrestleMania 33 was, by most measures, a really enjoyable show, with some truly classic moments. It wasn't much more than those moments, but that's the point.
Ian Williams
4.4.17
bruiseday

Why Wrestling Fans Should Savor 2017's Royal Rumble

The 2017 Royal Rumble wound up being a predictable, perfectly solid main event, with an absolutely electric undercard that will be talked about for years to come.
Ian Williams
2.1.17
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Every Year Is Remarkable in Wrestling, But 2016 Was More So Than Most

WWE's roster is more talented than maybe at any time in the promotion’s history – yes, even the Attitude Era or right after the WCW buyout – and indie wrestling has plenty going for it, too.
Ian Williams
12.28.16
WRESTLING

WWE Made SummerSlam 2016 Burn Too Bright, Too Fast

A good wrestling show needs ebbs and flows, but SummerSlam's crescendo was reached early on, with one spectacular match and one appallingly dangerous one.
Ian Williams
8.24.16
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"I Mean, We Wrestle a Lot": Talking to Ring Of Honor's Joe Koff, Independent Wrestling's Independent

A conversation with Joe Koff, COO of the mega-indie wrestling circuit Ring Of Honor, about wrestling, business, the wrestling business, and the Kevin Owens Factor.
Ian Williams
8.3.16
bruiseday

WWE's Weirdly Flat Draft Was Haunted by the Past

WWE wanted to do a NFL-style draft to kick off its recent brand split. Smackdown and Raw got their wrestlers, but a looming lawsuit made it too NFL-like for comfort.
Ian Williams
7.21.16
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What WWE Needs Most Is More Stories

When it comes to storytelling, WWE has always favored big heroes. Given the promotion's wealth of talent , it would be a waste not to tell some different ones.
Ian Williams
6.22.16
WWE

WWE Is Talking About A "New Era," And Actually Backing It Up

Pro wrestling loves to tell its own story and always has. That's what WWE's current "new era" talk is about. More importantly: the new era is pretty great so far.
Ian Williams
5.16.16
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New Japan Pro Wrestling's Wrestle Kingdom and the Art of the Fight

New Japan Pro Wrestling is the second-biggest wrestling promotion in the world, and utterly unique. Naturally, its Wrestle Kingdom event was a hell of a show.
Ian Williams
1.6.16
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The Ghastly Glory of New Japan Pro Wrestling

The craziest, most violent, most reprehensible, and best show in combat sports is New Japan Pro Wrestling. Which, somehow, is now a thing you can watch on TV.
Jules Bentley
7.31.15