Gable Steveson: A Profile of Olympian Courted By WWE

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On August 6, 2021, Gable Steveson made US Olympic history in winning the freestyle wrestling Olympic gold medal in the super heavyweight division. Steveson, 21 years of age and weighing in at 120 kg (260 lbs), has long been courted by the WWE. So much so, in fact, that he is already a “Paul Heyman […] READ MORE


NXT Women’s Division Rolls With the Punches

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The best laid plans of mice, men, and Triple H, it seems, often go awry. Recent budget cuts and the caprices of other minds have changed streams at his pet project, NXT, a few times this summer. Plans for the cruiserweight division of 205 Live to become a more featured part of the action at […] READ MORE


Rolling Loud Partnership Cements WWE’s Pivot to Hip Hop Synergy

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Hard rock and pro wrestling have a long history. A theme by storied metal legends AC/DC still intones the beginning of each installment of Friday Night SmackDown. Rock acts like Alter Bridge, Metallica, Motorhead, and Living Colour have provided entrance themes for World Wrestling Entertainment Superstars Edge, Undertaker, Triple H, and CM Punk, respectively. However, […] READ MORE


Where do Shotzi Blackheart and Tegan Nox Fit on SmackDown?

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As reported earlier at Last Word on Pro Wrestling, NXT’s Shotzi Blackheart and Tegan Nox debuted on July 9’s broadcast of Friday Night SmackDown as a tag team. In their debut match, the two scored an exuberant victory over the current WWE women’s tag team champions, Natalya and Tamina. Shotzi Blackheart has been reported to […] READ MORE



Parker Boudreaux Continues to Tease NXT Debut

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Parker Boudreaux – affectionately dubbed “Baby Brock” for his aesthetic similarities with Brock Lesnar – continues to tease his NXT debut. In a relatively cryptic Tweet, he uploaded a picture of himself, alongside NXT Kingpin, Triple H, with the caption “It’s time to play the game”. Of course, the iconic Triple H selfie typically indicates […] READ MORE




Mark Andrews Has A New Podcast

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Welsh professional wrestler and WWE NXT UK star, Mark Andrews, has a new podcast. Titled “My Love Letter to Wrestling“, the podcast is featured on BBC Radio Wales – a pretty big deal for any Welsh wrestling star. For those who don’t know, Andrews was one-half of the WWE NXT UK Tag Team Champions in […] READ MORE