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WWE Velocity Logo
Laurence Gibbons - May 25, 2022

WWE Velocity aired for the first time on TNN 20 years ago today (May 25). WWE Velocity was a second show for the SmackDown brand and aired from the iconic big fist set. The landscape of the WWE has changed a lot since then. Velocity was a new enhancement talent show similar to Sunday Night […]


Chris Jericho
Michael Joseph Sugue - Apr 23, 2022

In our new series Pro Wrestling Firsts we will be taking a look back through the history of pro wrestling at some of those who can lay claim to being the first. This debut edition focuses on Chris Jericho cementing his place in history as the First AEW Champion. Lionheart, Y2J, Painmaker, Le Champion, and […]

Two-Night WrestleMania
Jarrod Sullivan - Mar 27, 2022

It’s been a while since Shawn Michaels, the original Mr. WrestleMania, retired at WrestleMania 26 after losing to The Undertaker. The moniker “Mr. WrestleMania” came from Michaels himself, and for the most part, he lived up to the name. No one in the history of the event has a more storied and varied body of […]

The Rock Hollywood Hulk Hogan WrestleMania X8

When looking at the history of professional wrestling, the term “icon” is reserved for a select few. These are the names that not only saw incredible success in the squared circle but transcended the sport, becoming well-known the world over. Among the names in question are The Rock and Hulk Hogan. Often considered two of […]

Tiger Mask
Keshena Booker - Feb 20, 2022

February 1, 2022 ushered in the Lunar Year of the Tiger. The Lunar Calendar, which was traditionally followed for centuries in many Asian nations, assigns one of twelve zodiac animals to each year. Each animal is colloquially assigned a set of characteristics thought to characterize the year itself and those born within it. Tigers are […]

The Undertaker Joins Hall of Fame Class of 2022

It should go without saying that The Undertaker is among the most enduring characters in professional wrestling. The way he evolved is unmatched and his in-ring credentials speak for themselves. From world title victories to a WrestleMania winning streak that is unlikely to be matched – at least in this lifetime – it’s difficult to […]

Best Matches in Royal Rumble
Jarrod Sullivan - Jan 27, 2022

The 2022 Royal Rumble is drawing nearer and nearer. Every year the event marks sort of a beginning for WWE. The start of the stories that will make up the companies biggest show of the year, WrestleMania. While there are no clear-cut winners for either Rumble match, that doesn’t mean the show itself will be awful. The Royal Rumble is […]

Royal Rumble Matches
Jarrod Sullivan - Jan 26, 2022

The 2022 Royal Rumble is drawing nearer and nearer. Every year the event marks sort of a beginning for WWE. The start of the stories that will make up the companies biggest show of the year, WrestleMania. While there are no clear-cut winners for either Rumble match, that doesn’t mean the show itself will be awful. The Royal Rumble is […]

IWGP World Heavyweight Championship
Jamie Greer - Jan 19, 2022

On January 13, 2022, New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) turned 50, joining a very small class of wrestling promotions that made it to at least a half-century of operation. There’s a lot of history for Japan’s premier organization (which we here at Last Word on Pro Wrestling will be covering throughout the year), but one interesting […]

NJPW at 50
Jamie Greer - Jan 13, 2022

On January 13, 2022, New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) officially celebrates its 50 year anniversary as a pro wrestling company, founded on that day in 1972 by legendary puroresu great, Antonio Inoki. Inoki, one of the star pupils of the father of puroresu, Rikidōzan, created NJPW after departing Rikidōzan’s Japan Pro Wrestling Alliance (JWA) in controversy the […]

Bret Hart vs Steve Austin

Professional wrestling is built on the stories told in and out of the ring. These often come in the form of rivalries, pitting opposing forces against one another in pursuit of bragging rights, championships, and successes. This edition of Rivalry Rewind sees the roles of good and evil become hazy as we take a deep […]

AEW Battle of the Belts
Jamie Greer - Jan 6, 2022

On Saturday, All Elite Wrestling (AEW) presents one of its planned quarterly Saturday night specials on TNT, Saturday Night Fights, with the premiere of AEW Battle of the Belts. While many have drawn comparison to the former NWA/WCW event Clash of Champions (which is currently a trademark of WWE), the name is actually one of […]

Kyle O'Reilly Debuts with AEW
Jamie Greer - Dec 23, 2021

On Wednesday night, Kyle O’Reilly officially made his All Elite Wrestling (AEW) debut, by attacking Orange Cassidy and coming to the aid of Adam Cole and Bobby Fish. The match ended with the three former members of NXT’s Undisputed Era standing tall, much to the uncertain dismay of Cole’s SuperKliq partners, The Young Bucks. While […]

Owen Hart
Jamie Greer - Dec 15, 2021

This past September, AEW Owner Tony Khan revealed that All Elite Wrestling (AEW) had entered a partnership with Owen Hart‘s late wife, Dr. Martha Hart, and The Owen Hart Foundation, to continue Owen Hart’s legacy in pro wrestling through multiple ventures, including using Owen’s likeness in upcoming AEW video games and potential action figures and […]

Chris Jericho Undisputed WWF Champion

Looking back on the careers of certain professional wrestlers, specific achievements can instantly be linked to them. Whether it’s Bruno Sammartino holding the WWWF World Heavyweight Championship for over 4,000 days across 2 separate reigns or The Dudley Boyz winning 6 different major promotions’ tag team titles, oftentimes these achievements become so legendary that they […]

Football World Champions
Jamie Greer - Nov 20, 2021

On Thursday, IMPACT Wrestling released an article on their website about current IMPACT World Heavyweight Champion Moose being one of only a handful of NFL football players who have progressed to a pro wrestling career that saw them win an officially sanctioned World Heavyweight Championship. The criteria were that they had to officially play at […]



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AEW Double or Nothing 2022
Scott Edwards (Editor) - May 25, 2022

On Thursday, All Elite Wrestling (AEW) owner Tony Khan participated in a media call ahead of their pay-per-view, Double or Nothing, which returns to Las Vegas for the first time since their inaugural show. Last Word on Sports took part in the call and has notable notes from Khan regarding Hangman Page vs. CM Punk, […]

AEW Rampage Double or Nothing Go Home Feat Statlander vs Soho
Michael Joseph Sugue - May 25, 2022

We have reached the final destination before this Sunday’s Double or Nothing with this Friday’s AEW Rampage. Days away from the annual May event, All Elite Wrestling will give its #AllElite fans one heck of a teaser of what’s to come. Let us preview the final AEW Rampage before Double or Nothing as “The American Dragon” battles Matt Sydal. The Elite‘s […]

This Week In Independent Wrestling (5/26 - 5/29)
Joshua Macala - May 25, 2022

Welcome once again to This Week In Independent Wrestling. From Wrestling Open in Massachusets to Sean Henderson Presents in New Jersey, it’s another busy weekend with three equally great shows taking place on Friday night so… choose wisely! Let’s rundown everything in independent wrestling this weekend. This Week In Independent Wrestling (5/26– 5/29) It was […]

Toni Storm AEW
Laurence Gibbons - May 25, 2022

Toni Storm sent shockwaves through the wrestling world when she quit WWE halfway through a SmackDown Women’s Championship feud with Charlotte Flair. Four months later Toni Storm was in AEW. In just one month, she has proved why her decision to leave WWE for AEW was a good one.  She has been given more time […]

Summer 2022 Movies Featuring Wrestlers
Laurence Gibbons - May 25, 2022

A number of former WWE superstars will appear in summer blockbusters. We preview the latest summer 2022 movies starring wrestlers including The Rock, Dave Bautista, John Cena, and more. Summer 2022 Movies Starring Wrestlers The Rock Becomes DC’s Pet  Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will voice the lead role of Krypto the Super-Dog in DC League […]

Warrior Wrestling 22
Dominic P (Editor) - May 25, 2022

Warrior Wrestling takes over the St.Louis/Collinsville area for the first time as they present Warrior Wrestling 22 on May 28th, 2022. Davey Richards will take on a mystery opponent in the main event. The newly crowned Warrior Wrestling Women’s Champion Athena will also be in action against Janai Kai. Tickets and live stream information for the […]

AEW Rampage Spoilers - Young Bucks in action graphic

Ordinarily, after AEW Dynamite there is a taping for that week’s edition of AEW Rampage. As it is Double or Nothing week that is not the case this time around as AEW Rampage will take place LIVE on Friday night at a special starting time of 6:30pm est. While we do not have AEW Rampage […]

GCW Downward Spiral

As part of the Full Tilt Weekend Collective, Game Changer Wrestling returns to Las Vegas, Nevada for GCW Downward Spiral. This promises to be an exciting event, though it’s fair to assume that the old adage of “what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas” need not apply here. There will be plenty of returning GCW […]