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78 Degrees of Wrestling: A WWE Tarot Reading for October 2021

At the beginning of this year, I did several tarot readings for some of wrestling’s top stars. Not to toot my own spiritual horn, but I was dead on about some stuff—Kyle O’Reilly being abandoned by his friends, Orange Cassidy meeting new people, and Nick Gage getting stabbed in the…

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Belair, Lynch, and Banks: Two’s A Good Match, Three’s an Instant Classic

Bogus match endings and all foaming at the mouth aside, Extreme Rules was a good show. Rare as it is for me to end a WWE PPV without wishing I’d taken more bathroom breaks, I’d call this one of their best shows of the past two years. Although, looking at…

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Roderick Strong Becoming Cruiserweight Champion: A Review

With the last dredges of the black and gold era in the rearview mirror, NXT 2.0 has been barreling forward at full speed. This week we were treated to the excellent Bron Brekker, née Steiner, carrying new champ Ciampa in a fun tag match against Dunne and Holland, along with…

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InDex’s Love Will Keep NXT Together

Few things go together like wrestling and weddings. And by that, I mean nothing makes more sense than a shirtless brawl breaking out during someone’s nuptials. Wrestling weddings don’t have the greatest track record, and WWE’s weddings have been uncomfortable to sit through even when the worst thing that happened…

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An MVP’s MVP: Bobby Lashley Caps an Impressive Championship Reign

In June 2019, I purchased the cheapest tickets I could find to attend WWE’s Extreme Rules. Much of the show was mediocre, although I do have fond memories of Becky Lynch selling the End of Days harder than anyone else has ever dared to. For me, the highlight of the…

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Samoa Joe Relinquishes the NXT Championship: A Review

Over the summer, WWE has done their best to gut NXT of most anything that would make it an enjoyable show to watch. While I admire their balls to the wall business strategy here, I can’t call it very smart to fire 60% of your talent in the hopes of…

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Let Them Fight: Charlotte, Nia, and the Need for Something Bad

It’s impressive that after 25+ years, Raw can still surprise audiences. It’s especially impressive when you consider the show week-to-week is generally as surprising as your dad asking for another t-shirt for his birthday. Wrestling in the age of 2021 is all about knowing surprises before they happen—returns, debuts, music…

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Hitting the End of the Line: Adam Cole in AEW

As someone who has followed WWE weekly for the past two years, I feel confident enough in my absorption of the recent state of World Wrestling Entertainment to make the following statement: they’ve lost. The figurative brand war, the debate between which millionaire you wanted to give money to, which…

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Future So Bright He’s Got to Wear Flames: Seth Rollins’ Suits Reviewed

At the risk of making a blanket statement, wrestlers exactly aren’t known for being fashion forward. When your typical daywear is underwear and knee pads, you don’t have to worry much about business professional attire. With their discovery of the term “drip,” WWE has put their NYFW eggs into Seth…

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Brock Lesnar’s Ponytail: A Review

Brock Lesnar is no stranger to shocking the wrestling world. On a level similar to “ending the Undertaker’s Mania streak,” Brock debuted a brand new hairstyle during his surprise Summerslam return. Instead of the 1940’s army cut we’ve all come to know and tolerate, the Beast rocked a full beard…

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It’s a Mad Russian World: NXT TakeOver 36 Recap and Review

SummerSlam has come and gone, which means it’s time for Pumpkin Cold Brew and your favorite fall craft beers. NXT sent the season off with TakeOver 36, an event that managed to be better than its main roster counterpart, although that wasn’t a very tall task. Headlined by Samoa Joe’s…

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The Twenty-Six Second Man: WWE SummerSlam Recap and Review

Competition is supposed to lead to a better product, but I’m not so sure WWE has gotten the memo. With AEW debuting their biggest signing Friday night, the ideal situation would have been WWE firing back with their own good wrestling show. And on the surface, they had the means…

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WWE Recap: Bloody Mediocre Time

In case you’re spending your weekend under a rock, CM Punk was the leading news on Friday night. Personally, I wasn’t a huge fan of The Girl on the Third Floor, so I can’t say I was as psyched as others seemed to be, but I’m glad everyone had fun.…

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WWE Recap: On the D-List

I didn’t watch wrestling when John Cena was universally loathed and loved at the same time. In fact, I saw him in an episode of Psych before I ever saw him refuse to be seen. And yet even I can not deny the absolute joy I feel watching him sprint…

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WWE Recap: Who’s Left?

I don’t pretend to understand why WWE does the things they do; decisions seem to be made like a freshman year film major writing their first script. It’s whatever seems most shocking in the moment, regardless of how it will serve them in the long run. Last weekend, they released…

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WWE Recap: Boss is Back in Town

Covid numbers keep rising, rising, rising, and WWE keeps booking shows. While we can all agree wrestling with an audience is vastly superior to wrestling with a bunch of screens in the stands, lax mask mandates and close contact makes me just a bit anxious to watch Nikki celebrate in…

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WWE Recap: Missionary Problems

Fans have been back for 14 days, and it’s incredible to see how much the shows seemed to have improve. Quality wise, Raw is insistent on showing the same four matches every week, but at least now we get to hear real people shouting “What?” instead of piped in boos…

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Mountain Dew Major Melon Star Comes Home: WWE Money in the Bank Recap and Review

While it wasn’t a fight to the top of Titan Towers, this year’s Money in the Bank had a lot going for it. Even if the show was terrible, the return of actual people in the stands could elevate a D List PPV to at least a C-. And while…

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WWE Recap: Ladies Love Moderately Unhinged Lashley

For the first time in 16 months, WWE talent performed in front of real people for a weekly show. What a time to be alive. While this crowd arguably would have clapped for anything, they got a pretty fun show on Friday night. A huge pop for Edge, a 30…

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WWE Recap: Who Speared First?

Bayley has quietly been one of the leaders of the ThunderDome Era; whether she was reigning as champ or cackling maniacally, she made everybody look good while rocking some excellent pairs of black skinny jeans. It’s a shame that an injury takes her out of action just before WWE returns…

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