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WWE Recap: The Very Bumpy Road to WrestleMania

While it feels like the last few weeks have mentally been about two decades, we’ve finally WrestleMania week, and everybody’s getting in the holiday spirit. While we’re unfortunately unable to sit in a dive bar and drink lukewarm beer just feet away from Colt Cabana, we can all take comfort…

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WWE Recap: A Visit to the Boneyard or a Trip to the Funhouse?

This year’s Mania is shaping up to be a unique experience, to say the least. As things change on the daily, wrestlers are being pulled from the show for health concerns and it seems the card is being updated every few hours. Personally, I think that if WWE can’t produce…

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WWE Recap: No Audience, No Problem?

This week was the most excited I’ve been for WWE programming in arguably forever. After last weeks SmackDown, which held my attention for two full hours as these men and women played to an imaginary audience based off muscle memory alone, I couldn’t wait to see what WWE was going…

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Fanbyte Evening News March 16, 2020

Here’s your audio roundup for this evening’s news! Direct link here or use the embed below. You can find our Morning, Evening, and Sunday edition short podcasts on the Fanbyte FM feed of your favorite podcatcher.

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WWE Recap: Old Friends, New Fashion Statements, and Romantic Troubles

WWE, purveyors of all things romance and heartwarming, gave us some beautiful, loving stories this week. We had the connection between a woman and somebody else’s neck, the lust between one man and another man’s wife, and the crushed dreams of a guy in a sleeveless tux at an expensive…

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NXT TakeOver: Portland Preview and Predictions

NXT returns to the best coast for the first TakeOver of the year. We’ve got every title on the line, a street fight, a Poppy performance, and more Finn Balor than we saw in his entire main roster run. A little something for everyone. NXT Championship: Rhea Ripley (c) vs…

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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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WWE Recap: Friends to Enemies, Queens to Nightmares, WCW Legends to Funky Clowns

Super Showdown is happening in three weeks, but literally everyone in the world forgot about it. Don’t worry, because WWE is excited to remind you about their blood money system with a few #1 contender matches, an Otis makeover montage, and Brock Lesnar shouting incoherently. Riotous Reunion We started Monday…

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WWE Recap: Betrayals, Bros, and Buckets of Dog Food

It’s the road to WrestleMania, baby! Everybody’s dusting off their pirate suits and getting ready to do a lot of pointing, but first we’ve got a few Rumble rematches to get through. You’re Invited to a Claymore Party A handful of weeks ago, Drew McIntyre underwent a blink and you’ll…

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Continents Collide: WWE Worlds Collide Recap and Review

NXT and NXT UK collided last night, giving birth to a new Rumble weekend show. We saw some old rivalries renewed, a title change hands, and got to listen to Sam Roberts complain for 40 minutes on the kickoff show. What was that about? Why is he so mad at…

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WWE Recap: New Friends Succeed, The Fiend Learns to Write, and Undisputed Era has a Bad Time

WWE is rolling towards Worlds Collide and the Royal Rumble this weekend, where it will be every person for themselves, but their message this week is about family, friends, and the people you love. More specifically, it’s about how you and your friends should group together to beat up everyone…

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WWE Worlds Collide Preview and Predictions

“Worlds Collide” is almost definitely the title of a 90’s kids rap. It’s also WWE’s replacement for Takeover this weekend in Houston, allowing them to pit NXT UK against NXT original flavor. Last year, Worlds Collide was held at Axxess, but this year it has grown into a beautiful PPV…

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Wednesday Night War Week 13: Here’s Some Money, Go See a Star War

Wrestling and Christmas—they go together like legs and feet. Holidays are kind to wrestling in general. They’re days when American families eat heavy meals at 2:00 in the afternoon and stagger out into the bleak grey afternoon looking for something to do. Movie theaters are open on Christmas. Companies like…

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Wednesday Night War Week 10: Cults, Cults, and More Cults

Two hours is a long time. I know that the last seven years of three hour Raws and six hour supershows have changed the perception of how time works within the boundaries of a wrestling event, but a lot can happen in 120 minutes, and between NXT and AEW, Wednesday…

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NXT WarGames 2019 Recap & Review

I would like to go on the record and state that the WarGames cage match is the best thing that’s ever been invented. Sure, boring people might choose something more practical, like the wheel or electricity or hormone replacement therapy, but look—none of those were invented by Dusty Rhodes. Rather…

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Ken Burns Presents: A Preview of NXT TakeOver WarGames

Dearest, The cruel month of November has demanded much for those of us on the front lines, and I do not foresee an end to the bloodshed it has caused. Before we embarked on a battle for brand supremacy, our general manager appeared, chanting the word “WARGAMES” like a preacher…

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Wednesday Night War Week Eight: Non-stop Bangers

Y’all ever stop to think about how good professional wrestling is? I mean, sure it’s a terrible cesspool of weird boomer energy, a medium of entertainment that thrives on manufacturing and disavowing controversy on a minute-to-minute basis, but beyond the crushing despair of constant exposure to the flaws of humanity…

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EVOLVE 137 and WWE’s Warehouse of Future Talent

If you’re the kind of person who pays attention to commentary on NXT (which can be hard, I know), you may have noticed last week that the WWE Cruiserweight Championship has become the NXT Cruiserweight Championship. That may scan as a minor difference, but the change, combined with the fact…

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FanFyte’s Best of the Week: 10/4/19-10/10/19

Hunktears: Becky Lynch vs Sasha Banks in Hell in a Cell We like to have fun here and mess around, but you know what’s even more fun than messing around? Two women on a massive stage beating the shit out of each other in a cage that is painted red.…

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Wednesday Night War Week 2: AEW sk8s to victory

Last week, FanFyte editor Hunktears declared the first round of the Wednesday Night War a win for both sides, bringing some much-needed objectivity to an argument that is usually pretty pointless. Whether you’re Team NXT or Team AEW or Team How Am I Supposed to Watch Four Hours of Wrestling…

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