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Samoa Joe and a Last Gasp for Gen X's Pro-Wrestling Dominance

With his 'Extreme Rules' win on Sunday, Samoa Joe has a chance to be seen as a main eventer on a global stage. It may be his last.
Ian Williams
6.6.17
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Scott Hall's WCW Debut Changed Wrestling Forever

Scott Hall crashed Monday Nitro on May 27, 1996, and pro wrestling has obsessed over the element of surprise ever since.
Ian Williams
5.30.17
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Jinder Mahal Is WWE’s Latest “Evil Foreigner,” and Fans Still Eat It Up

When people are being shot for their turbans or the color of their skin, wrestling's continued reliance on xenophobic gimmicks feels worse than cynical.
Ian Williams
5.23.17
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All Of A Sudden, Braun Strowman Is The Best Thing WWE Has Going

Strowman's run with WWE started off slowly and predictably. Then he moved to Raw and began his feud with Roman Reigns.
Ian Williams
5.16.17
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WWE's House of Horrors Was a Nightmare for All the Wrong Reasons

The House of Horrors match between Bray Wyatt and Randy Orton was bad because it fundamentally wasn't pro wrestling.
Ian Williams
5.2.17
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A Case for More Blood in Wrestling

The presence of blood holds something mystical for humans, even in our technological age. Pro wrestlers like Steve Austin know this instinctively.
Ian Williams
4.25.17
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Katsuyori Shibata, Brain Injuries, and Implications of Japanese Strong Style Wrestling

After a brutal headbutt 30 minutes into a New Japan's Sakura Genesis, 37-year-old Katsuyori Shibata collapsed from a severe brain injury. Now his career may be over.
Ian Williams
4.18.17
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WWE Needs to Lose JBL and the Culture That Created Him

WWE can be the family-friendly company or it can be the seedy carnival. It cannot be both, and the crisis surrounding alleged bullying by the announcer JBL shows why.
Ian Williams
4.11.17
Reddit
Reddit

#FireJBL: Wrestling Fans Denounce WWE Amid Allegations of Announcer Bullying

WWE fans are publicly demanding action following reports that popular announcer Mauro Ranallo left the company after allegedly being bullied by fellow announcer John "Bradshaw" Layfield.
Nicholas Deleon
4.10.17
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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
4.3.17
Fightland
Fightland

The Spectacle of Excess: Pro Wrestling and the Concept of the "Perfect Bastard"

In 1972, the literary theorist Roland Barthes wrote an essay in which he called wrestling "the pure gesture which separates good from evil" and discussed the concept of "the perfect bastard". How much of that holds true today?
Liam Hainey
3.30.17
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vice sports q&a

Diamond Dallas Page On His Life, Career, And WWE Hall Of Fame Induction

The three-time world champion relives his career ahead of his WWE Hall of Fame induction this week.
Mike Piellucci
3.30.17