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LB Hunktears is Fanbyte's Social Editor+ and co-host of Friends Reunion. They mostly write about 2D boys and fast cars. LB is also in charge of Fanbyte's ongoing project to destroy the vile Count Dracula.


Hunktears Recap: NXT Results 4/10/2019

The NXT episodes the week after a Takeover are always a little bit awkward. While the matches are usually something to look forward to just because of the energy of a Takeover crowd, there’s a lot of rehashing what happened at Takeover, which seems silly to me, since anyone watching…

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Hunktears Recap: Smackdown 4/9/2019

As I mentioned in my Wrestlemania recap, I’m pretty wrestlinged out. So it’s a marker of what a watchable episode of Smackdown that this was that it was able to keep my attention for the whole two hours, even when all my body wanted to do was sleep. IDK about…

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Hunktears Recap: Wrestlemania 35

I watched Wrestlemania 35 as it should be watched: in a bar full of wrestling fans, comedians, exhausted indie wrestlers, and curious friends. How many drinks did I have? I don’t know. How many lovely people did I meet? Too many to count. How many times did I cry? Once.…

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Wrestlemania 35 Preview: Card and Best Outcomes

With a whopping fifteen matches announced for the preshow and main show of Wrestlemania, we’re looking at a runtime of, according to my calculations, a million hours. Don’t worry though! I’m giving you a guide to get you through. Is anyone else kind of bummed out there’s only three women’s…

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NXT Takeover New York: Card Preview

NXT Takeover New York has a positively stacked card. Not a bathroom break in sight. WWE UK Championship: Pete Dunne (champ) vs. WALTER Dunne has been champion for so long that he’s gone from weird dirty sex mouse to wholesome dad. If you haven’t seen WALTER before, he’s an enormous Austrian…

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Hunktears Recap: NXT 4/3/2019

This week’s NXT was ultimately skippable, but set up some stuff to happen post-Mania/Takeover and heated up two Takeover matches with preliminary in-ring action. What’s big, agile, hairy, and covered in face paint? The War Raiders faced off against a pair of nameless jobbers and the tag team of Jade…

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Hunktears Recap: WWE Smackdown 4/2/2019

I feel kinda bad for Smackdown right now. They set up two of the biggest storylines going into Wrestlemania, and then got one of them taken away, leaving them with what? Two whole storylines for the whole show? Kofimania is fantastic, Miz vs Shane is good dumb fun, but then…

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Hunktears Recap: WWE Raw 4/1/2019

I love Raw in the week leading up to WrestleMania. Love it. I’m willing to cut the WWE writing and booking staff a fair amount of slack for giving me filler, or for stretching storylines out further than they should be stretched, because 52 episodes of a three-hour show is…

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Hunktears Recap: WWE NXT 3/27/2019

Even if you don’t watch NXT every week, I think it’s always a good idea to tune in two or three weeks before the next big Takeover event so you’re caught up on the storylines going in. So what better time for me to start recapping NXT TV? This week’s…

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Hunktears Recap WWE Smackdown 3/26/2019

I had such a hard time with last night’s episode of Smackdown Live that it took me a full five hours to get through it all. That isn’t to say that it was a bad episode, because arguably it was a pretty good episode. It had some good wrestling, very…

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Hunktears Recap: WWE Raw 3/25/2019

Raw opened this week with the official announcement that Ronda Rousey vs. Charlotte Flair vs. Becky Lynch will main event Wrestlemania. Like a real main event. Like the final match. For the first time eve!. This was done in typical WWE Women’s Evolution fashion — filled with screencaps of social…

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Hunktears Recap: WWE Smackdown 3/19/2019

This was a fantastic episode of WWE television. One huge benefit of half the show being taken up by a gauntlet match is that there was almost nothing in the episode that didn’t feel essential. Okay, sure Rey Mysterio brought his tall son to work to announce that he’s having…

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Hunktears Recap: WWE Raw 3/18/2019

I went into this week’s episode of Monday Night Raw with a very clear picture of what my ideal wrestling show looks like. No, I’m not talking about the recent New Japan Cup shows. I’m talking about Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide’s Rey de Reyes event this past Saturday. It had…

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Hunktears Recap: WWE Smackdown 3/12/2019

Shane McMahon opened Smackdown Live this week, alone in the ring (with the weird blood money trophy he won in Saudi Arabia), to a chorus of boos. I’ve always said that there should be no babyface McMahons, and that Shane’s “cool boss” gimmick is just an onscreen version of the…

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Hunktears Recap: WWE Raw 3/11/2019

I go into any episode of Monday Night Raw hoping to just be consistently entertained for three hours. I’m not picky about how the show gets me there. Obviously I want good wrestling matches and compelling storylines, but you know what else I want? Dave Batista spitting all over a…

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WWE Fastlane 2019 Review

The name “Fastlane” comes from the “Road to Wrestlemania” metaphor that WWE goes for since 2015. What makes it a vastly more appropriate title for the penultimate PPV before Mania is that the fast lane is what you get in when you want to be out of wherever you are…

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WWE Fastlane 2019 Preview: Background & Best Outcomes

WWE Fastlane is this Sunday, March 10. Time shoots forward an hour, don’t forget! The road to Wrestlemania is in full swing and Fastlane is the last PPV before we get to the big show in April. Make sure you come back on Monday, March 11 for a full recap…

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A Love Letter to Breath of the Wild’s Prince Sidon

The Hyrule of Breath of the Wild is a lonely, ruined world, its wide expanses inhabited by just-out-of-reach memories, ghosts, moss-covered ruins, monsters and trepidatious travelers. Settlements are scattered, their residents more focused on rebuilding than forging new connections with strangers. And there is beauty in the solitude this creates.…

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