WRESTLING

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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
8.7.18
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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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30 Years After Death, Bruiser Brody Still a Huge Influence in Pro Wrestling

As his name implied, Brody was a brawler who made the violence of pro wrestling feel extremely real.
Ian Williams
7.24.18
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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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Japanese First Pitch Gets Real Weird, Real Fast

A demonic wrestling robot (??) pitched to a fox, and then a mouse-monkey served as referee as the fox charged the mound. What is happening?
Liam Daniel Pierce
6.13.18
WRESTLING

NJPW Has Declared Itself a Global Promotion

With Kenny Omega and Chris Jericho winning titles over the weekend, NJPW has announced itself on the world stage.
Ian Williams
6.12.18
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Kenny Omega Beat Kazuchika Okada in One of the Best Wrestling Matches Ever

The fourth installment of this rivalry was legendary, with Omega becoming New Japan Pro Wrestling's IWGP World Heavyweight Champion.
Blake Murphy
6.11.18
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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