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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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Orange Cassidy and Stokely Hathaway’s Grammys Street Fight Set the Bar for Cinematic Wrestling

The past year has been pretty dispiriting for pro wrestling fans. Promotions alternated between running shows in dystopian empty arenas and putting on the occasional superspreader event, while wrestlers, promoters, and audiences alike continuously revealed their cynicism and stupidity when it came to keeping each other safe. But there’s been…

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I Am Begging You to Stop Posting Pictures of Professional Wrestlers

I wasn’t allowed to watch wrestling growing up. At the time, I saw it as a draconian restriction — wrestling was as close as you could get to watching real-life superheroes fighting it out, and my parents denied me that pleasure. Their reasoning? Wrestling was simply too violent, and my…

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The Foundation of the Wrestling Web Series

Being the Elite celebrated their 200th episode this week, a lofty accomplishment for any web series airing after the year 2010. Over the past 3 years, BTE has followed the Elite from NJPW and PWG through the creation of AEW, and has helped to widely increase the group’s reach with…

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2019 In Wrestling: Orange Cassidy is Wrestler of the Year

At the start of 2019, it already felt like the year of Orange Cassidy. As billions of people around the world celebrated another year of barely staving off global cataclysm, many thousands of wrestling fans celebrated the crowning of our new freshly squeezed king. Moments before the clock struck midnight,…

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