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Wednesday Night War Week 1: Arguing with Myself

My original plan for covering the dueling pro wrestling buzz factories of AEW Dynamite and WWE NXT was to compare the shows and definitively state who won the war that week. Here’s the thing though: it’s dishonest. That’s not how it works. Many things can be objectively true, but such…

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Who could possibly surprise us in tonight’s Wednesday Night War?

You may or may not know this, but AEW and NXT are going head to head tonight, and it’s kind of a big deal. Maybe you’ve chosen a side. Maybe you’re one of those wrestling fans who just wants everybody to do well. Maybe you’ve been mashing F5 in your…

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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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Late Lunch August 12, 2019: Oral Self-Birthing

Niki, John, and Andrew are joined by the esteemed LB Hunktears in this week’s wrestling-heavy episode of Late Lunch! It’s all about G1 Climax and Summerslam, baby! Also hey! It’s Beach Week! Late Lunch is Fanbyte’s live video podcast that airs every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 1pm PST on…

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NXT Takeover Toronto II Recap and Results

Another Summerslam weekend has come and gone, and with it, NXT’s annual summer Takeover show. I had a fun time watching this one! It was (mostly) well paced, without a bad match on the card. It had lots of cool wrestling moves, an acceptable amount of cosplay, cheerleaders, surprise Matt…

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NXT Toronto II Card Preview and Predictions

This Saturday’s Takeover show may not be in Brooklyn, but that isn’t stopping NXT’s pre-Summerslam show from having as stacked a card as usual. Fun fact: the first NXT show I ever watched was Takeover Brooklyn II, so the summer show has a very special place in my heart. Saturday…

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7 Things Worth Your Time from WWE the Week of July 7, 2019

After all of last week’s excitement and surprises, WWE TV this week was business as usual. Maria and Mike Kanellis have gone from advanced cuckoldry humor to boring pregnancy cravings gags, Bobby Lashley beat up Rey Mysterio and absolutely nothing exploded. Even the audience at Raw sucked enough to yell…

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7 Things That Happened in WWE the Week of June 9, 2019

I won’t lie to you… I enjoyed that week off from WWE. Last Monday, instead of rushing from my car after a long workday to sit at my desk and watch Raw, I took a leisurely stroll to my neighborhood park, sat in the grass and watched the sunset. Later,…

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NXT TakeOver XXV Recap and Results

NXT TakeOver XXV was about what I expected it to be: good but not great. I’m not abandoning my short kings yet, but I have to admit that I’m getting a little tired of little white indie workrate guys too busy doing cool moves to remember to have personalities. I’m…

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NXT Takeover XXV Card Preview and Predictions

The first NXT Takeover was held at Full Sail University in front of about 400 fans. Five of the twelve people who wrestled on the show are no longer wrestling for WWE, including then-champion Adrian Neville. NXT’s Takeover shows have come a long way since 2014, and are now widely…

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NXT Takeover New York Review

I’m not Elby Hunktears, which sucks honestly because Elby rules. I’m John, your friend at Fanbyte dot com. I’m covering NXT Takeover New York because Elby is covering the 472,192 wrestling events happening in New York City this weekend for the incredible Wrestlesplania podcast. Undisputed Era’s dipshit energy could power…

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