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Interview: The Creators of “Rubber Match” Talk Wrestling, Romance, and Sports Manga

Every wrestling fan knows that wrestling has an element of homoeroticism, but their responses to that vary. Some ignore it, some joke about it, and some, like comics writer Elizabeth Brie and artist Kira Okamoto, are inspired by it. That’s why they wrote Rubber Match, a project described in its…

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Alberto El Patrón Set to Return to a Major Wrestling Promotion [UPDATED]

Update (4/26/22): A week after this story was published, the same AAA source reached out to Fanbyte to say that Alberto El Patrón has been “pulled from the match” in which he was scheduled to perform at Triplemanía. El Patrón’s replacement is currently set to be a wrestler from the…

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Tomohiro Ishii Entering to “Where Is My Mind?” on AEW Dynamite: A Review

It’s been a good week for NJPW‘s Tomohiro Ishii. Since arriving in the U.S. with Okada, the Stone Pitbull has gotten In-N-Out, won the NEVER Openweight Championship, and debuted on AEW Dynamite as the tag partner of his new stablemate, Orange Cassidy. Ishii and Orange vs. The Butcher and The…

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NJPW G1 Climax 31 Night 18 and Final Review: Everything’s Cursed but at Least Shibata Is Here

Previously on NJPW’s G1 Climax 31: 85 tournament matches happened and Ibushi won A Block to make his fourth G1 final in four years. New Japan Pro Wrestling’s 2021 G1 Climax tournament came to a close earlier this week with a block-deciding Cobb vs. Okada rubber match, a quality tournament…

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NJPW G1 Climax 31 Night 17 Review: The Block Final Countdown

Previously on NJPW‘s G1 Climax 31: there was so much of the G1 Climax 31. There were 70 matches of the G1 Climax 31! After nearly a month of competition, the 2021 tournament comes to a close this week with its final three shows: the A Block final, B Block…

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NJPW G1 Climax 31 Night 6 Review: Chaos Rains

Previously on NJPW’s G1 Climax 31: Ishii brought out the best of Kenta and ZSJ continued his tentacle monster hot streak. New Japan Pro Wrestling‘s September 29 show at Korakuen Hall closes out the first third of the 2021 G1 Climax with what’s probably the tournament’s least appealing card so…

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