The Chosen First: The First AEW Champion Chris Jericho

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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 […] READ MORE


AEW Battle of the Belts: An Overlook of a Forgotten NWA Tradition

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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 […] READ MORE


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


AJW to The Burke: Mildred Burke’s Legacy Continues To Shine

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Earlier this week, it was revealed in a story by Sports Illustrated that Billy Corgan, frontman for Smashing Pumpkins and owner of the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA), had secured the original Women’s World Championship belt originally held by Mildred Burke, pro wrestling’s original game-changer for women in pro wrestling. The belt will be on display […] READ MORE


Before The Client List: “Classy” Freddie Blassie

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Before The Client List is an extension of our ongoing series, “Before They Were Famous“, which looks at wrestlers before they became internationally famous. In this series, we will look at some of pro wrestling’s greatest and most well-known managers and/or valets, but explore their prior career as an in-ring professional wrestler. For the first […] READ MORE




The Pioneers: Sharpe Brothers Were the First Gaijin Stars in Japan

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The Pioneers is an on-going series looking at some of the earliest pioneers of professional wrestling as we know it, from the wrestlers to promoters to trainers who helped shape professional wrestling around the world. This article looks at two Canadian brothers, Mike and Ben Sharpe, who not only defined tag team wrestling in the […] READ MORE


The Pioneers: The First Masked Wrestlers

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The Pioneers is an on-going series looking at some of the earliest pioneers of professional wrestling as we know it, from the wrestlers to promoters to trainers who helped shape professional wrestling around the world. This article looks at several wrestlers from around the world, who pioneered the use of a mask in their professional […] READ MORE