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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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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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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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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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Jon Moxley and Wheeler YUTA Reveled in the Ecstasy of Combat

The first Jon Moxley vs. Wheeler YUTA match was a slaughter. The bell rang and Mox cut the kid’s head off with a massive lariat. He never loses the advantage from there. It’s less than a minute before Moxley hits the Paradigm Shift and gets the pinfall victory. As far…

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Bryan Danielson and Jon Moxley Are Done Compromising Their Vision of Pro Wrestling

Bryan Danielson has an uncompromising vision of professional wrestling. And why wouldn’t he? This is a man who has gone on record to say that a bloody pro wrestling match has brought him closer to sensing God’s presence than years of organized religion. “I’m not doing it to have the…

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In Its Variety, 2021 Was Jon Moxley’s Best In-Ring Year Yet

Jon Moxley has been on top of the pro wrestling world for the last three years. After putting AEW on his back as world champion through the bulk of 2020 and carrying the new promotion through the Daily’s Place era, the Purveyor of Violence got to focus on himself in…

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78 Degrees of Wrestling: The Major Arcana of AEW (Part II: The Soul of Will)

To read the previous installment of Martin’s exploration of the major arcana of AEW, click here.  VIII. Strength: Kris Statlander In many different contexts—obviously including pro wrestling—strength is a term used as a synonym of domination. We are conditioned to think of strength when we think of someone conquering another…

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Join Us: Every AEW Faction Ranked

AEW is chockablock with various stables, from high-profile units like The Elite to lowly units like The Wingmen. This could be a daunting hurdle for new AEW fans, so I have not only summarized each group, but I have ranked them. For this list, I am considering any group of…

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Jon Moxley’s Tiny Wisp of a Gold Hoop Earring: A Review

I met Tommy “Wildfire” Rich, my late father’s favorite wrestler, at a wrestling show in Carollton, Georgia. After a brief conversation, the topic turned – as it often understandably does with wrestlers behind a table at a show – to his merchandise. Gesturing to the stacks of DVDs in front…

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Interview: Atsushi Onita Still Believes In the Power of Pro Wrestling

[Note: This interview has been edited for length and clarity.] Atsushi Onita is one of the most influential wrestlers over the past 30 years of wrestling in the United States of America. In that same stretch of time—and you can go back to the end of his 1981-1982 North American…

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Winter is Here: AEW Dynamite Recap

Maybe I get too carried away with subtext. While Jon Moxley racked up days, weeks, months carrying the AEW World Championship, I watched raptly as being the company’s top star wore him down over the course of the past eight months. Mox as a character seemed to have a great…

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