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Welcome to the Fanbyte AEW hub, part of what's known as Fanfyte to some, where we share some of the biggest wrestling news, opinions, and probably some goofy reviews! Enjoy our take on this up-and-coming contender to the world of pro wrestling at large.

Wrestling Fans Who Yell “Grab His Dick and Twist It!”: A Review

I’ve seen a fair amount of live wrestling recently. In June, I went to Forbidden Door in Chicago and the Blood and Guts Dynamite in Detroit. Last night, I was in Savannah, Georgia for Dynamite. I’ve seen three other AEW shows besides, and between all six of them, they’ve had…

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Claudio Castagnoli’s Long Road to the Top of Professional Wrestling

Over 15 years ago, I remember sitting in the Grand Ballroom at the Manhattan Center in New York City as I took in ROH Final Battle 2006, the show built around Homicide finally winning the ROH Championship from Bryan Danielson. Yet on a show with such a huge main event…

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Wheeler YUTA Is the Lex Luger of the Blackpool Combat Club

Please, before you boo me off of Fanfyte, let me explain. Wrestling stables are pretty interesting. They’re meant to be, obviously, a gathering of formerly disparate talents in the name of a common cause. A stable can come in three configurations before becoming a faction: there’s the three person stable,…

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In Another Universe, Eddie Kingston Is Wrestling for the Interim AEW Championship Tonight

“I probably wasn’t as clear as I should have been. I offered to relinquish the title and Tony told me that under no circumstances was I allowed to do that. It means a lot to me that this place as a whole believes in me enough to let me just…

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G1 Supercard May Outshine Forbidden Door. That Would Be Weird.

When AEW/NJPW Forbidden Door was announced for four weeks after AEW Double or Nothing, completely throwing off AEW’s quarterly pay-per-view schedule, it made a certain kind of sense. After all, if there was any show that you would do that for, it would be the first AEW vs. NJPW super…

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How Many Second Chances Do Wrestlers Like Jeff Hardy Get?

Jeff Hardy was arrested in Volusia County, Florida yesterday on multiple charges and was booked at 12:45 this afternoon. According to the police report, he was driving under the influence of alcohol on a suspended or restricted license. It’s the DUI that stands out, as its his third in less…

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The Little Box Mark Henry Occupies on AEW Rampage: A Review

One of the most delightful bits of AEW Rampage, the hour-long morsel of professional wrestling that airs on TNT, is the head to head interview conducted by Mark Henry. Henry, posted up in his little box, takes a good look at the two sides of this main event, breathes in…

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AEW’s All-Atlantic Championship: A Review

A lot of stuff happened on Dynamite this week, some good and some bad. Tucked in between all of that was a pretty good match between Pac and Buddy Murphy, two of AEW’s more disconcertingly jacked flippybois. When announced, things were pretty straight: another Death Triangle/House of Black clash. Before…

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Will Ospreay’s AEW Debut: A Review

I’m not going to mince words: Will Ospreay’s AEW debut sucked. Not in a material sense. He interrupted an argument between FTR and Trent Beretta, allowing his friends in the United Empire to sneak up and beat on those three men. It furthers the tag team storyline heading into Forbidden…

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For Good or Ill, Shoot Promos Will Always Have a Place in Wrestling

Pro wrestling is, of course, not like other genres of entertainment, with there being numerous differences, large and small, that dictate what does and doesn’t work within its confines. Since pro wrestling is, within the body of its programming, portrayed as a legitimate sporting event, it’s not quite “real enough”…

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AEW World Champion CM Punk Injured, Requires Surgery

When CM Punk tweeted earlier today that he had “an important announcement in regards to the @aew world championship, and my career,” it was easy to assume the worst. Fightful‘s Sean Ross Sapp tweeted that, on Wednesday, Punk complained that his foot was hurt, and, in an emotional speech on…

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In Wrestling, Endings Don’t Get Better Than MJF vs. Wardlow

Think about your favorite pro wrestling rivalry. There are a lot of truly beloved ones in wrestling history. Just pick one, keep it in your mind and follow it as far as you can down the timeline to when it ends. I don’t just mean the climax of the feud…

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Alright Guys, We Get It, You Love Bret Hart

It started well enough. When CM Punk returned to the ring against Darby Allin at AEW All Out 2021, eagle-eyed fans noticed that the start of the match was exactly the same as the increasingly legendary Bret Hart vs. 1-2-3 Kid match that aired on the WWF’s flagship Monday Night Raw…

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Maxwell Jacob Friedman’s Future Is as (Un)limited as the Wrestling Heel Itself

It has never been harder to be a heel in pro wrestling. Okay, maybe not in terms of life outside the ring — wrestlers no longer regularly deal with fans slashing their tires, throwing urine, and pulling guns on them. But in terms of accomplishing their in-ring job? Getting their…

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CM Punk Will Face Hiroshi Tanahashi at Forbidden Door

Just moments after new AEW Champion CM Punk and ROH Tag Team Champions FTR won their trios match on AEW Dynamite, Punk took the mic and begged for his opponent at Forbidden Door to be revealed. Tony Khan and New Japan Pro Wrestling didn’t hesitate, playing Hiroshi Tanahashi out to…

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MJF Being Treated After Getting Wrecked at AEW Double or Nothing 2022: A (Medical) Review

I’ll admit it right now: I don’t know much about professional wrestling outside of the lessons I learned from LB during our glorious Fanfyte podcast days, and the bits and pieces I pick up from our incredible Fanfyte editor, Colette Arrand. But this weekend, Fanbyte staffers sent me images from…

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Anarchy in the Arena Succeeded on the Strength of All-Time Greats

If “Wild Thing” played over the whole thing, it’s probably a perfect match. I couldn’t tell you how serious I am about that statement, but I can tell you that the Anarchy in the Arena ten-man tag between The Jericho Appreciation Society and Eddie Kingston’s cohorts absolutely rocked. It’s one…

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Eddie Kingston’s Gasoline Can: A Review

Wrestling is great, truly the highest form of art and most virtuous of sports. Paraphrasing every Wikipedia article on every wrestling show ever, it is a literal battle between good and evil, acted out by men, women, and non-binary people who have sworn blood oaths to the lighter or darker…

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Jon Moxley’s Theme Playing Twice During Anarchy in the Arena: A Review

Friends, I don’t normally do this, but I am writing about a wrestling match while the match is happening. That match is the Anarchy in the Arena match, which pit the Jericho Appreciation Society against the Blackpool Combat Club, Eddie Kingston, and Santana and Ortiz. It is, as of the…

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Stokely Hathaway & Athena Debut at AEW Double or Nothing

Jade Cargill’s successful defense of the TBS Title against Anna Jay at AEW Double or Nothing might’ve been a forgone conclusion, but I bet most folks didn’t see Stokely Hathaway and Athena (WWE’s Malcolm Bivens and Ember Moon, respectively) debuting during the ensuing chaos. That’s exactly what happened, however. After…

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