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Mox vs. Deppen for the GCW Title: Fanfyte’s Best of June 2022, Part 2

Quick editor’s note. Yesterday, Joseph Montecillo showcased five of the best matches of June. Whether you’re a fan  of dazzling acrobatics, bloody death matches, or sturdy tag bouts, it’s all there for you, the discerning professional wrestling fan. What’s in store today? Lucha! Joshi! Indies! A GCW Title defense! I’m…

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Have a Week, Speedball Mike Bailey: FanFyte’s Best of WrestleMania Week 2022

WrestleMania weekend is so much more than just The Show of Shows itself. Going back to the mid-2000s or so, WrestleMania weekend has been a hotbed for independent wrestling as promotions flock to the host city to showcase their product to the largest concentration of professional wrestling fans anywhere on…

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GCW Took Its Place in Wrestling History at the Hammerstein Ballroom

On May 19, 1915, a purported “international wrestling tournament” commenced at the Manhattan Opera House in New York City. Over the next year or so, such tournaments would feature future legends of the pioneer era such as Wladek Zbyszko, Dr. Benjamin Franklin Roller, The Masked Marvel, and Ed “Strangler” Lewis.…

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FanFyte’s Best of the Month: November 2021

We’re a bit into December now—dogs are wearing sweaters, people are arguing about whether nor not egg nog is good (it’s good!), and sites like ours are gearing up for a barrage of end of the year retrospective articles. We have plenty of those forthcoming, covering a wide spread of…

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FanFyte’s Best of the Month: September 2021

September was full of bangers. Don’t believe us? Take a look at AEW: in one month they had Jungle Boy vs. Adam Cole, Bryan Danielson vs. Kenny Omega, Miro vs. Eddie Kingston, CM Punk vs. Darby Allin, and The Young Bucks vs. the Lucha Brothers, to name the matches we…

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Professional Wrestling Does Not Deserve You

“There shouldn’t be any wrestling right now.” Outside of an acknowledgement of the NBA suspending its (now concluded) season and the WWE moving an episode of SmackDown from Detroit to the WWE Performance Center, this is the first sentence I wrote about professional wrestling in what we’re probably going to…

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How Is Pro Wrestling During a Pandemic Going?

Fanfyte was founded a year ago to coincide with what looked like a big boom in the world of pro wrestling. AEW premiering a weekly national TV show to rival WWE? The biggest promotions in Japan and Mexico finally easily accessible internationally via streaming? Independent wrestling having exciting, experimental, fun…

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What Wrestling Should You Watch This Week (2/10/20)

Monday 2/10: All Japan Pro Wrestling (Streams live at 9:30 PM EST on AJPW.TV) Far and away the biggest story in All Japan in recent years has been ace and current Triple Crown Champion Kento Miyahara, who is currently the 500th day of his fourth reign with the title. Beginning…

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2019 in Wrestling: Invisible Man vs Invisible Stan at Joey Janela’s Spring Break 3

Marking Out As A Form Of Religious Ecstasy For all its creativity, the main purpose of professional wrestling has always been to part as many rubes as possible from their money. Wrestling is not compelling despite this goal, but because of it: it’s a form of entertainment that has evolved…

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2019 in Wrestling: Nick Gage is the Best Professional Wrestler in the World

I was more anxious for a wrestling show than I thought I had any right to be when I walked into the Basement East in Nashville, Tennessee this summer. My primary concern on that July afternoon was that I may have been underdressed. I was dressed for an indie wrestling…

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GCW Jimmy Lloyd’s Halloween FrightFest Recap and Review

Jimmy Lloyd has promised us a FuckFest, a word I don’t know if I’m allowed to use on this website. GCW delivered with plenty of tricks, a few treats, and a lengthy Teddy Hart speech to cap it all off. Here’s a rundown of the inaugural FrightFest. https://twitter.com/MrLARIATO/status/1188971653193240579 Christian vs…

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GCW Jimmy Lloyd’s Halloween Frightfest Preview and Predictions

It’s almost Halloween time, and that means some creepy things are right around the corner. In lieu of the scariest part of the holiday, WWE’s 4 Blood 4 Money PPV, I’m covering GCW’s Frightfest, which promises a family friendly haunted good time. Just kidding, because it’s GCW and Nick Gage…

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Pro Wrestling Schedule for the Week of 10/7/2019

Monday, 10/7 Tuesday, 10/8 Wednesday, 10/9 Thursday, 10/10 Friday, 10/11 Saturday, 10/12 Sunday, 10/13 New Japan Road (New Japan World 5:30 AM EDT) AEW Dark (YouTube 7PM EDT) NXT UK (WWE Network 3PM EDT) Uncharted Territory (IWTV 8 PM EDT) WWE SmackDown (Fox 8PM EDT) Beyond Sodom & Gomorrah (IWTV…

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Pro Wrestling Schedule for the Week of September 30, 2019

We are heading into an enormous week of wrestling. A thick, massive week, stuffed to the brim with wrestling. It’s the Chungus of non-Wrestlemania wrestling weeks. It also might be kind of the norm going forward? So we at Fanbyte are introducing a new thing, a weekly wrestling schedule. Grab…

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