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Is “Hangman” Adam Page the Voice of a Generation? (Part 4: Death of an Heir of Sorrows)

I. Everyone Who Pretended to Like Me Is Gone When FTR rode into Daily’s Place in a custom pickup truck, “Hangman” Adam Page seemed to revel in the arrival of true kindred spirits. A tag team deeply entrenched in the art of pro wrestling (to the extent where they’re quite…

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Alright Guys, We Get It, You Love Bret Hart

It started well enough. When CM Punk returned to the ring against Darby Allin at AEW All Out 2021, eagle-eyed fans noticed that the start of the match was exactly the same as the increasingly legendary Bret Hart vs. 1-2-3 Kid match that aired on the WWF’s flagship Monday Night Raw…

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A Scientific Ranking of Every Team Taz Member

Out of all the wonderful things AEW has given wrestling fans—a long-needed alternative to WWE, the emotional depth of “Hangman” Adam Page, everything about Jade Cargill—one of the more historically interesting things about its fictional world is the evolution of the Team Taz concept. In 1997 ECW, Team Taz was…

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So Subtle, Yet So Bold: AEW Dynamite Recap and Review

Last Week’s Notable Happenings on AEW Dynamite Fight for the Fallen: In last week’s main event, Chris Jericho defeated Nick Fucking Gage at his own game, in a bloody, punishing encounter that involved light tubes, a pizza cutter, and a very unhappy network sponsor. An All or Nothing elimination tag…

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Live from the Moon: AEW Dynamite Recap

We are now in the thick of quarantine season. In the context of humanity, people are dying, people are still carrying coronavirus around without knowing it. Small businesses are temporarily shutting down (and preparing the worst-case scenario: permanent shutdown), my friends and acquaintances who are musicians have officially lost much…

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Bryan Danielson’s Jumping Jacks: A Review

Last night, Bryan Danielson and “Hangman” Adam Page wrestled to a 60-minute time limit draw. It was a brilliant match, utterly breathtaking in the way it wasted exactly zero of the 60 minutes it was given, full of references to other epic championship clashes and even more packed with its…

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All Elite Wrestling Partners with Hot Topic

All Elite Wrestling, the Tony Khan-backed wrestling company whose weekly Dynamite show premieres Wednesday on TNT, has forged a retail partnership with Hot Topic. A press release this morning announced that t-shirts featuring AEW talent (The Young Bucks, Cody, Kenny Omega, Chris Jericho, Hangman Adam Page, and Jungle Boy &…

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MJF Constantly Adjusting His Jock at Full Gear: A Review

Depending on the kind of wrestling you enjoy, AEW Full Gear 2021’s opening contest, Darby Allin vs. Maxwell Jacob Friedman, was somewhere between “pretty good” and “fantastic.” I was somewhere towards the middle of the spectrum on the “pretty good” side of things—the action was good, but I found myself…

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Black Roses for My Enemies: AEW Fyter Fest Night 1 Recap and Review

Last Week’s Notable Happenings on AEW Dynamite: Tommy End is dead and so is Aleister. In their stead is Malakai Black, who nearly roundhouse kicked the heads off of Arn Anderson and Our Cool Republican Boss Cody Rhodes. As if he hasn’t already been one of my favorite wrestlers since…

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All This and Unlimited Ice Cream: AEW Dynamite Recap at Sea

AEW ran a show on a boat, y’all. In the grand tradition of wrestling at malls, junkyards, motorcycle rallys, military bases, nightclubs, and New York City subway stations, last night’s Dynamite was part of the festivities at Chris Jericho’s Rock ‘n Wrestling Rager at Sea Part Deux: Second Wave, on…

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What Makes a Luchador?: On FTR vs. Lucha Bros

This past Saturday night at All Elite Wrestling’s All Out PPV, the Lucha Brothers clashed with their once-unlikely new multi-promotional rivals FTR, setting a blazing pace for the massive show while also attempting to answer the question of “who is the greatest tag team in lucha libre?” If you haven’t…

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Outgunned: AEW Dynamite Recap

Last week on the show, Cody won a very good match absolutely no one expected him to lose against Marq Quen; FTR made their All Elite Wrestling debut against a team of reformed leather daddies; Colt Cabana appeared to seriously consider joining the Dark Order; and Orange Cassidy was bludgeoned…

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