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Miles Schneiderman

Miles Schneiderman is a freelance writer, podcaster, fact-checker, and media producer. He works regularly with Yes! Magazine and Looper, co-hosts The NXT Wrestling Fan Podcast, the Smash Fiction Podcast, and several shows on the Unspoiled! Podcast Network, and produces podcasts and videos for Odyssey Storytelling. Follow him on Twitter @mjschneiderman and visit his website, www.mjschneiderman.com, for links to his current and previous work.


What Is the Legacy of NXT’s Black and Gold Era? (Part 2)

NXT WarGames, which took place on December 5th, 2021, was the first major NXT event to not carry the “TakeOver” name since NXT Arrival in 2014. That would have been significant in and of itself, but the main event of the show also saw “Team 2.0” defeat “Team Black and…

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What Is the Legacy of NXT’s Black and Gold Era? (Part 1)

June 20th, 2022, will mark the ten-year anniversary of NXT – the wrestling promotion, not the scripted reality show. NXT as we knew it, however, isn’t making it to that milestone. The first week of the new year made it abundantly clear that “NXT 2.0” wasn’t just a change in…

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Wild and Young: Ranking WWE NXT’s First Episodes

Everyone has their own opinions on NXT 2.0, and those opinions vary wildly depending on where you’re coming from as a wrestling fan. There’s one opinion, however, that most of us seem to share: The fact that WWE has chosen to call this latest NXT re-branding “NXT 2.0” is objectively…

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Custody of Dominik Mysterio Is One of WWE’s Most Contested Titles

At Summerslam 2005, at the culmination of the infamous “I’m Your Papi” storyline, Rey Mysterio defeated Eddie Guerrero in a ladder match to win custody of his (kayfabe adopted but actually legitimate) son, Dominik Mysterio. It was our first introduction to Dominik, who would return to our television screens years…

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Bray Wyatt’s Strength Was His Faith In Himself

The first images were of decay. The abandoned degradation of small-town America—loose tires and wire fences, unpainted shacks and unpopulated storefronts, a church. The outermost borders of civilization just before the point where it vanished into the swamps beyond. The first words we heard him speak were, “Good things come…

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