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Oumar Saleh

Oumar Saleh is a freelance pop culture writer based in London, England. His work has been published at Passion of the Weiss, Crack and NME among others, as well as being one-thirds of Exit the 36 Chambers - a podcast which convinced the Guardian that he and his co-hosts are "true hip hop heads", whatever that means.


William Regal Was a Key to WWE NXT’s Greatest Era

Like many, I was first drawn to NXT during the summer of 2015, a year that has since been derided as one of the WWE’s absolute worst. Lamenting yet another long Daniel Bryan layoff and the creative tomfoolery that plagued Raw and SmackDown at the time, I opted to check…

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NXT General Manager William Regal

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Miro’s Redemption Was One of 2021’s Best Stories

Of all the ex-WWE talents reviving their careers in AEW, none had a more dominant 2021 than Miro. Now one of the promotion’s top stars, the wrestler formerly known as Rusev broke free from WWE’s creative restraints and reinvented himself as a terrifying behemoth hell-bent on wanton destruction. As the…

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AEW Miro TNT Championship

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The Planet’s Champion: A Look Back at the “New” Daniel Bryan

Undefeated in singles competition since arriving at AEW in September, Bryan Danielson has reaffirmed his standing as his generation’s most gifted in-ring performer by putting on a series of engrossing clinics. Though presented as a babyface from the moment he debuted, the “American Dragon” had been exhibiting a slightly menacing…

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Daniel Bryan Organic Title WWE

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WWE’s War on Terror

It has been twenty years since the Twin Towers collapsed on September 11th, a cataclysmic tragedy that rocked the world to its core. The term “9/11” was stitched into our lexicon, ideologies ending with “-ism” and preceded with words like “radical” or “extreme” were made a nightly obsession of news…

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After Bad Bunny, WWE Has No Excuse Not to Embrace Hip Hop

Cynicism runs deep within the wrestling community when celebrities get involved, but that sentiment didn’t taint Bad Bunny throughout his WWE run. The Latin trap sensation was a revelation—after performing his hit “Booker T” at the Royal Rumble, he became a consistent highlight on Raw with fellow Puerto Rican Damian…

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