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Colette Arrand

Colette Arrand is a minor transsexual poet and nu-metal enthusiast.


They Believe Because He Believes: How CM Punk Changed AEW

“They believe because he believes.” Maybe it’s strange to begin an article about CM Punk’s return to wrestling with a line Mick Foley said while The Sandman drank his first beer during his entrance at ECW One Night Stand 2005, but that’s where I’m starting. I would not be writing this…

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Miro’s Promos: A Review

Miro is the best talker in the game. Every time he speaks, he has three objectives: Give glory to God, give praise to his wife, and give notice to his upcoming opponent that his time on this plane of existence is coming to a short, brutal end. In an industry…

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Wrestling Fans Do Not Own Wrestlers In Their Worst Moments

Content Warning for discussions of suicide, expressions of suicidal ideation, law enforcement’s role in crisis intervention, and depression. If you are in crisis, you can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or the Trans Lifeline (currently operating at partial capacity) at 1-877-565-8860. Last night, as AEW Dynamite came…

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WWE Monday Night Raw: A Review

WWE Monday Night Raw has been on the air since January 11, 1993, or 28 years of weekly wrestling television. Often hailed (by its creator) as breathing new life into how wrestling was presented, Raw has, instead, been mostly terrible for the duration of its long-running, weekly onslaught against people…

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Dan Lambert: A Review

Here’s what I know about MMA in the United States: Georges St-Pierre rules. It was kind of funny when people branded Ronda Rousey’s success as some kind of feminist achievement. Dana White sucks. Joe Rogan sucks. Dan Severn and Don Frye. Ken Shamrock. UFC 1 and UFC 2. The original…

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Changes Coming to FanFyte’s Coverage of AEW and WWE

Thursday afternoon’s recap of AEW Dynamite, by Martin Douglas, was the last traditional recap of AEW and WWE events that FanFyte will publish. There are a good number of fans of this format, so we’d like to take a moment to explain why this is, and what will be replacing…

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What Messages Do CM Punk’s Shoes Hold For Us This Week?

Last week, FanFyte’s Emily Pratt reported on a largely unnoticed bit of one of the most watched, most analyzed pieces of professional wrestling in recent memory: The fact that Punk had written two sets of initials, AC and CF, on the soles of his Vans. To us, it looked like…

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The Guide for the Suplexed: John Cena (8/17/2014)

I love suplexes. They may be the best possible of all wrestling moves, something requiring both technical skill and brute force. Many of my favorite wrestlers use suplexes regularly—Bret Hart and his vertical suplex, The Steiner Brothers and their vast array of them, Eddie Guerrero’s Three Amigos, Taz and his…

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CM Punk Is Back. I Am Happy.

I know it has to have happened at some point in the history of wrestling, but I am drawing a blank: There has never been an event like CM Punk’s AEW debut, his return to professional wrestling after over seven years of retirement. It’s weird: Everything and nothing was working…

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Bret Hart Calling It “The Summerslam” Instead of “Summerslam”: A Review

The Summerslam was unquestionably Bret Hart’s PPV. Yes, he has his fair share of WrestleMania and Survivor Series classics, bangers littered around King of the Ring tournaments and In Your House shows where he wasn’t expected to carry a feud against Jerry Lawler that would have sunk anybody even a…

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“The Immortal” Hulk Hogan: A Review

Hulk Hogan’s 68th birthday is today, meaning that the man has been around long enough to properly quantify his worth on a 10 point scale. Did he fundamentally change professional wrestling for the worse? Yes. Did his right wing billionaire funded lawsuit against Gawker undermine the free press? Possibly. Was…

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The Young Bucks’ New Mustaches: A Review

The evolution of AEW World Tag Team Champions Matt and Nick Jackson continued last night on Dynamite, as the Young Bucks hit the ring for the opening contest sporting new mustaches. Fellow Elite member Kenny Omega also sported a new style of facial hair, but a friend of mine just shaved…

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Interview: Atsushi Onita Still Believes In the Power of Pro Wrestling

[Note: This interview has been edited for length and clarity.] Atsushi Onita is one of the most influential wrestlers over the past 30 years of wrestling in the United States of America. In that same stretch of time—and you can go back to the end of his 1981-1982 North American…

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WCW Legend Glacier: A Review

Look—it is easy to dunk on WCW. Inactive since 2001, its many, many mistakes have fueled a cottage industry of books, podcasts, YouTube videos, and other forms of monetized snark. Glacier, otherwise known as Ray Lloyd, is frequently a target of said snark, as his gimmick and the microuniverse WCW…

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What Kind of Cologne Does Sting Wear?

On Friday night’s edition of AEW Dynamite, Scorpio Sky and Ethan Page interrupted Sting and Darby Allin’s victory speech. Sting gets interrupted every time he speaks, so that’s nothing new, but what captured my attention was when Sky took the opportunity to tell Sting that he smelled nice at Double…

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In Emulating the Four Horsemen, The Pinnacle Hasn’t Come Together Yet

Tonight, Chris Jericho’s Inner Circle and MJF’s Pinnacle meet in a Stadium Stampede match that will determine, among other things, whether or not the Inner Circle continues as a going concern in All Elite Wrestling. It is just the third time these two factions have met in the ring since…

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Scott Hall’s Canadian Tuxedo: A Review

On May 27, 1996, Scott Hall made his WCW Monday Nitro debut, hopping the guardrail to interrupt a match between Steve Doll and The Mauler to declare the summer of 1996 the summer of the Canadian tuxedo war on World Championship Wrestling.

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