50: New Japan Pro Wrestling Joins Half-Century Club of Wrestling Promotions’ Longevity

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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 […] READ MORE



Is the AEW Roster the Best in U.S. History?

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With the recent major acquisitions of Ruby Soho, Adam Cole, Bryan Danielson, and most notably CM Punk, All Elite Wrestling has never been so hot and their roster has never been more stacked. But can we really say it can compete with some of the most beloved in North American wrestling history like WWE’s 2002 […] READ MORE



Rivalry Rewind: Chris Jericho vs. Dean Malenko

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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. The cruiserweight division of World Championship Wrestling was home to many memorable matches, though one story may be the […] READ MORE



Daffney and the Silent Screams of Depression

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Daffney – the WCW star with the ear-splitting screams – was pronounced dead on September 2nd, 2021. She was just 46 years old at the time of her passing. Shannon Spruill, who portrayed Daffney, joined WCW in late 1999 and was immediately noticed for her unique look and wild style. In an era that was […] READ MORE



Exclusive Interview: Del Wilkes – Living the Life of a Patriot

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Editor’s Note: this interview was conducted shortly before Del Wilkes passed away on June 30th. We offer our condolences to his family and the pro wrestling community. We hope this article will serve as a fitting tribute to his life and work over the last several decades. To say Del Wilkes was a Patriot through […] READ MORE


20 Years Later: The First WCW Match on Monday Night Raw

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On March 23, 2001, the landscape of professional wrestling changed forever. On this day, the World Wrestling Federation purchased its most prominent competitor, World Championship Wrestling. For better or worse, Vince McMahon bought his competition for a total of $4.2 million. While the latter years of WCW were a far cry from the promotion’s glory […] READ MORE