The Persecution of Pat Patterson

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In the 1960s, Pat Patterson was fast-rising in North America. The Montreal-born wrestler was getting bookings from all around the country, making him one of the hottest commodities in wrestling at that time. He would go on to form the Blond Bombers with partner Ray Stevens in San Fransisco – a team that Bret Hart […] READ MORE


WWE and Mattel Extend Global Partnership

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WWE and Mattel Inc. announced a multi-year extension of their global master toy licensing agreement. The extended partnership includes exclusive rights around Action Figures, Action Figure Accessories, and Kids Toy Title Belts. Since 2009, Mattel and WWE have developed a wildly popular and diverse collection of innovative toys currently available in more than 50 global […] READ MORE


Horror in Pro Wrestling: Umaga

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Pro wrestling is a very old, very flexible form of art. The dichotomy of the hero and the villain is what every story can be boiled down to. But as with any form of storytelling, the heroes and villains we get are wide and varied in style. Heels especially have a lot of flexibility with […] READ MORE


Hit Row: What to Expect from The Faction on SmackDown

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In 2019, Isaiah “Swerve” Scott, f.k.a. Shane Strickland of Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW) and Major League Wrestling (MLW) fame, signed a contract with WWE, debuting via the NXT Breakout Tournament. After floating around for a while taking losses to the likes of Drew Gulak and El Hijo del Fantasma (now known as Santos Escobar), he […] READ MORE


Women of Wrestling Returning to TV with ViacomCBS

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It was announced via ETOnline that Women of Wrestling (WOW) will be returning to television by way of ViacomCBS in weekend syndication in Fall of 2022, as well as historical seasons being made available on Pluto TV and CW Seed, expected around December of 2021. Out with the old… in with the new generation! WOW […] READ MORE


The State of New Japan Pro-Wrestling in 2021

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Ten years ago today, one would be surprised at the climate of New Japan Pro-Wrestling in 2021. At the beginning of the 2010s, the Japan-based wrestling promotion was one of the biggest in the world, filling out the Tokyo Dome yearly and putting together many of the decades best stars and matches. Wrestling had become […] READ MORE


What Remains of Windham Rotunda

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By the summer of 2013, WWE‘s main roster was practically starved for fresh talent at the top of the card. John Cena and Randy Orton were world champions again, much to the disinterest of the audience. Top acts such as Daniel Bryan and CM Punk did exist but were bumped lower on the card instead. […] READ MORE


The State of the National Wrestling Alliance in 2021

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For several decades, the National Wrestling Alliance, or NWA, was considered the most important promotion in the world. Founded in 1948 as an umbrella group for the comprised territories that made up the pro wrestling map in North America, the NWA was also home to some of the biggest names and most formative performers in […] READ MORE