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Big Champs Slapping Meat: Big E vs. Roman Reigns

Another Survivor Series is in the books, and as a whole, everyone was pretty bummed about it. There wasn’t much to write home about here, unless you’re a big fan of talking about but never seeing the Rock, and hearing Pat McAfee yell a lot. If you’re into constant yelling…

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Child’s Play, Chucky, and the Case for Horror Movie Sequels

Picture this: you are a teen, and your local library has just gotten rid of the charge to borrow movies, which adds up to a considerable combined number of DVDs and VHS tapes in weathered red cases. Also, your parents have more or less given up policing your media viewing…

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Bryan Danielson vs. Miro Was a Classic Mismatch, But Was That Enough?

Even before they made their entrances, Bryan Danielson vs. Miro seemed like an odd fit. Danielson’s half of the pre-match promo vignette was warm, personable, naturalistic: “I saw AEW as the place where real professional wrestling lives,” he said, the scene cutting from clips of his recent matches to a…

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Jungle Boy Became Jungle Man at AEW Full Gear

Not long after AEW Dynamite launched on TNT in October 2019, it was clear the company considered Jungle Boy to be one of its brightest young stars, and for good reason: His technical wrestling and high-flying abilities outpaced most others in his age range, and he had a unique look,…

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Netflix’s Arcane Marks a New, Harmonious Era for League of Legends

For the past few years, Riot Games has been hard-resetting the lore for League of Legends; completely throwing out the old scattered texts and replacing them with surprisingly captivating narratives. It was a brazen decision to make, but it’s already paid off tenfold with fresh and well written character introductions,…

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Sports Teams Are Ending Pandemic Precautions In The Middle Of A Pandemic

Every week in her Good Form column, Natalie Weiner explores the ways in which the sports world’s structural inequalities and injustices illuminate those outside it — and the ways in which they’re inextricably connected. You can read previous columns here. I just returned from a visit to my hometown, Seattle, and was compelled…

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I Think You Should Make Hot Wassail

I gave up coffee (and caffeine) two days after my 36th birthday. I mostly did it to stabilize my sleep and lower the number of migraines I have per month (many) to something I can manage (many fewer). And, to my surprise and relief, it worked! Editor’s note: I’m not…

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A Pilgrimage to Scott Steiner’s Shoney’s

Four years ago, my favorite wrestler purchased a dilapidated Shoney’s in Acworth, Georgia (across from the Cabela’s). It was such a notable event in Shoney’s history that the restaurant chain posted a video of him and his brother demolishing the building with a bulldozer. That wrestler’s name is Scott Steiner,…

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