The Greatest Year in the History of Our Sport (1997 Week 1)

I was nine years old when wrestling was cool. The thing is, I didn’t know it was cool back then; it was just wrestling, just something I watched. Now that I’m older, I still don’t know if it was cool. It was popular, but it was approached less like Nirvana…

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Paul Wight on Royal Pains: A Review

Look, I know I’m probably the only person in the entire world who religiously watched Royal Pains. Even among USA beach law fans, it was always the forgotten son. But I was super depressed in high school, so you simply would not believe the amount of television I watched. It…

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Paul Wight, QT Marshall, and the Art of the “Cooldown Match”

“Ssh.” It’s the opening moments of the least-anticipated bout of All Elite Wrestling’s All Out pay-per-view. One competitor, an extraordinarily large man, has his opponent backed into a corner, one massive hand pressed against the smaller man’s neck. The big guy is Paul Wight, who has spent nearly thirty years…

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“Tall” Paul Wight: A Review

During the Monday Night Wars, Vince McMahon famously stated that WCW didn’t know how to book a giant and then proceeded to even more famously shit on our good friend “Tall” Paul Wight for the better part of two decades. About halfway through that journey—and much less famously—Tall Paul DM’d…

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