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Tony Sirico’s Stacker2 Ads Married WWE to the Mob

Tony Sirico passed away on Friday. Even if you didn’t know him as Paulie Walnuts on The Sopranos, you likely knew his face from commercials and cameos. In real life, Tony Sirico had a history in organized crime, and after 28 arrests, he turned it around to create quite the…

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“Send Hook”: On AEW’s Meme Incarnate

Hook, AEW’s Meme Incarnate, strutted to the ring on Friday evening’s taped edition of AEW Rampage with a swagger in his step and a grimace on his face. Taz rose from his seat at the announce table and clapped, then provided a heartwarming soundtrack for his son’s debut match. “He’s…

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The AEW Debut of Hook: A Review

Hook, the chip eating, ringside vulturing, dragon sleeper utilizing son of Taz, the head honcho of the eponymous Team Taz, debuted tonight on AEW Rampage against Fuego del Sol. The build to Hook’s debut, and the attention paid to it, was one of the strangest developments in professional wrestling this…

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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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A Scientific Ranking of Every Team Taz Member

Out of all the wonderful things AEW has given wrestling fans—a long-needed alternative to WWE, the emotional depth of “Hangman” Adam Page, everything about Jade Cargill—one of the more historically interesting things about its fictional world is the evolution of the Team Taz concept. In 1997 ECW, Team Taz was…

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In Praise of Taz, the Human Suplex Machine

For my money, Taz is the best manager in professional wrestling. There are a lot of managers in wrestling at the moment, particularly in AEW, where Taz plies his trade as the hypeman for Brian Cage and Ricky Starks. In my recap of this week’s Dynamite, I noted that Taz,…

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