Longtime IMPACT Employee Bob Ryder Passes Away

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It was a sad day for the industry on Wednesday when it was announced that Bob Ryder, co-founder of TNA/IMPACT Wrestling and internet wrestling pioneer, had passed away. Currently undergoing chemotherapy for cancer, Ryder was found non-responsive in his home on Wednesday morning, after IMPACT Wrestling officials could not get a hold of him. Bob […] READ MORE


NXT Needs More WCW Pay-Per-View Specials

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Nostalgia is a powerful marketing tool when done right. When used correctly, reminding customers of “the good old days” can lead to a resurgence in sales. With the Wednesday Night Wars officially a year in, both NXT and AEW have been modernizing the past of the wrestling industry. Classic 80s and 90s wrestling storylines and […] READ MORE


Buried Alive and Other Spine-Chilling Wrestling Match Types

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Sometimes, a simple wrestling match isn’t enough. It’s not uncommon for a storyline to become so heated and involved that standard measures cease to apply. What happens when a decision can’t be easily reached with a referee counting to three or calling for a submission upon a wrestler’s surrender? This is when a wrestling organization […] READ MORE


25 Years Later: WCW Monday Nitro Debuts

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Twenty-five years ago today, a deafening shot was fired in the form of WCW Monday Nitro. From the early 80s to the mid 90s, the professional wrestling world was dominated by the World Wrestling Federation. Though its popularity started to wane during the latter period, due to such circumstances as lacking creative and 1994’s steroid […] READ MORE


The Great American Bash: From NWA to NXT (1985-2020)

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On Wednesday, July 1, WWE revives the former NWA/WCW staple event The Great American Bash for the first time in eight years, as a two week special event under the yellow-and-gold of the NXT brand. It’s an event that has a lot of historic memories for longtime fans, many whom have followed the event since […] READ MORE


Revisiting Wrestling Video Games (N64)

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During the fifth generation of gaming consoles, wrestling video games appeared on multiple platforms. Last time, we looked at some of the classics on the original PlayStation, but it wasn’t the only proverbial dog in the fight. Enter the Nintendo 64, which was a massive leap forward for arguably the most prominent name in the […] READ MORE


Revisiting Wrestling Video Games (PS1)

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In this series chronicling wrestling video games throughout history, it’s time to leap into the fifth generation of consoles. The original Sony PlayStation, or PS1, was one of the first giant steps made in the realm of 3D gaming. Before this, most games took place with two-dimensional depth in mind. This, along with another console […] READ MORE


Champion: The Fall and Rise of David Arquette in Pro Wrestling

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It became the ultimate shark that World Championship Wrestling (WCW) decided to jump. Despite “finger pokes of doom”, the oversaturation of the New World Order (nWo), and the misuse of Bret “Hitman” Hart, it was anointing Hollywood B-lister David Arquette as the WCW World Heavyweight Champion on WCW Thunder on April 25, 2000 that sent […] READ MORE


Inside the MDL: 25 Years Since WCW/NJPW Collision in Korea

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If you think WWE working with Saudi Arabia has been pro wrestling’s shadiest dealings with a suspect government, think again. Next week marks the 25th anniversary of Collision in Korea, a joint production from World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) held beyond the Military Demarcation Line (MDL) separating North and South […] READ MORE


Calling in a Favor: Revisiting the Most Surreal ECW Championship Match

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The light of ECW burned short but bright. In early 2000, the two largest professional wrestling companies in America were the World Wrestling Federation and World Championship Wrestling. In its own corner, however, existed Extreme Championship Wrestling. Headed by current Brock Lesnar advocate Paul Heyman, ECW was counterculture, bringing in the “rejects” of the wrestling […] READ MORE