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This Town Ain’t Big Enough for the Both of Us: Reigns vs Lesnar Part 15

Another banner week for WWE, and by that I mean boy, did they appear in a lot of news headlines. Aside from the most explosive story of the week (if you live under a rock, Colette already examined this for us), there have been multiple rumors of Sasha Banks being…

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On SmackDown, Vince McMahon Asserted Himself As the Center of His Industry

Yesterday, at 9:19am, the WWE Twitter account announced that Mr. McMahon would open SmackDown. It is crucial that they said Mr. McMahon and not Vince McMahon, as, since 1997, there has been some separation between the Vince McMahon who runs WWE in reality, and the Mr. McMahon who runs the…

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Tonight, Vince McMahon Addresses His Enemies

Tonight, on SmackDown, Vince McMahon will reportedly appear in character as Mr. McMahon to address the allegations made against him in Wednesday’s bombshell Wall Street Journal report about his alleged use of company funds to buy the silence of several mistresses. Stephanie McMahon, who recently went on hiatus from her…

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Vince McMahon Losing the Reins of WWE Is No Longer Impossible

Yesterday, The Wall Street Journal reported that the board of World Wrestling Entertainment was investigating a secret $3 million settlement paid by Vince McMahon to an exiting employee in January of last year. There is so much to say about this, much of which the WSJ has already done, probing…

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Ric Flair’s Steakhouse Outfit: A Review

Despite a growing number of online conspiracists who believe that the real Ric Flair disappeared sometime in the mid ’90s to live out his life and was replaced, Nikki Sixx style, the Nature Boy (or “Nature Boy”) has been in the news lately as he prepares for the major spectacle…

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The Men’s Money in the Bank Briefcase Being Larger than the Women’s: A Review

It’s Money in the Bank season! While I think Money in the Bank is one of the worst things Chris Jericho did to wrestling, I love briefcases. Sometimes Harley Race has a ton of money in it. Sometimes Mongo McMichael is gonna whack a geek with one. Those are the…

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How Many Second Chances Do Wrestlers Like Jeff Hardy Get?

Jeff Hardy was arrested in Volusia County, Florida yesterday on multiple charges and was booked at 12:45 this afternoon. According to the police report, he was driving under the influence of alcohol on a suspended or restricted license. It’s the DUI that stands out, as its his third in less…

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The Greatest Wrestler of All Time (The Fourth Ten)

Yes, it has been awhile since I’ve written about the Greatest Wrestler of All Time, but it’s not for lack of Greatest Wrestler of All Times-es. If you remember, this project started because a friend of mine who doesn’t care about wrestling called me to the floor for naming at…

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Three’s A Crowd: Becky Lynch Can’t Escape the Title Scene

Back in the day, Hell in a Cell was reserved for the absolute bitterest of feuds. It also used to rely on the gimmick match it was named for. Unfortunately, both of those truisms have fallen by the wayside. The premium live event now features a mishmash of matches, very…

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The Little Box Mark Henry Occupies on AEW Rampage: A Review

One of the most delightful bits of AEW Rampage, the hour-long morsel of professional wrestling that airs on TNT, is the head to head interview conducted by Mark Henry. Henry, posted up in his little box, takes a good look at the two sides of this main event, breathes in…

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14 Years Ago, Vince McMahon Tried to Give Away $100,000 and Got RickRolled Instead

Today is an incredible day in wrestling history. It’s not the anniversary of a huge main event or a shocking defection. It’s not that it’s the day Stone Cold “took his ball” or the day Harley Race captured another World Championship. It’s not even that it’s Buff Bagwell’s birthday AND…

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Mike Bailey Keeps Dropping Bangers: Fanfyte’s Best of the Month, May 2022

Looking back at May, there’s a lot of great wrestling that I really enjoyed beyond the mainstream American companies. While I like to use this monthly feature to highlight matches from lesser-known promotions, it felt much easier to put a shine on those matches this year when I found myself…

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AEW’s All-Atlantic Championship: A Review

A lot of stuff happened on Dynamite this week, some good and some bad. Tucked in between all of that was a pretty good match between Pac and Buddy Murphy, two of AEW’s more disconcertingly jacked flippybois. When announced, things were pretty straight: another Death Triangle/House of Black clash. Before…

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Will Ospreay’s AEW Debut: A Review

I’m not going to mince words: Will Ospreay’s AEW debut sucked. Not in a material sense. He interrupted an argument between FTR and Trent Beretta, allowing his friends in the United Empire to sneak up and beat on those three men. It furthers the tag team storyline heading into Forbidden…

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For Good or Ill, Shoot Promos Will Always Have a Place in Wrestling

Pro wrestling is, of course, not like other genres of entertainment, with there being numerous differences, large and small, that dictate what does and doesn’t work within its confines. Since pro wrestling is, within the body of its programming, portrayed as a legitimate sporting event, it’s not quite “real enough”…

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I, Uh, Didn’t Know NXT 2.0 Had a Premium Live Event Last Week

On Saturday, June 4, Bron Breakker defeated Joe Gacy to retain the NXT Championship at NXT In Your House. The event streamed on Peacock, a service I use to stream old episodes of Columbo, WCW Thunder, and, when I need to question the purpose of life itself, WWE Premium Live Events.…

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Cody Rhodes’ Disgusting Injury from WWE Hell In A Cell 2022: An EMT’s Review

I am Fanbyte’s EIC, but a couple of days (or nights) each month, I put on my little EMS uniform, jump on my ambulance, and go on 911 calls in the boroughs of Queens and Brooklyn as a volunteer EMT. This experience has given me a truly unique and fascinating…

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Cody Rhodes Walking Away From a Sledgehammer Shot to the Head: A Review

So, get this. It’s 1990 and you’re watching the WWF. Hulk Hogan is out there on the Brother Love Show, saying whatever it is that Hulk Hogan says, brother, until he’s interrupted by Jimmy Hart. Hogan puts his hands on Hart and is attacked from behind by Earthquake, a gigantic…

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Kingdom Hearts Fans Are Communicating Through Wrestling Signs

Video game fans using signs to make reference to different series and memes they like in the world of wrestling is an established part of being at a show, and as social media allows these messages of love and hate to spread far beyond the audience watching live, just what…

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Seth Rollins’ Dusty Rhodes Gear

So, get this: Cody Rhodes and Seth Rollins are in a blood feud that hinges upon the later man’s inability to move on from getting beat with a roll-up, right? It turns out that they’re the same guy, in a way, except that eons ago ago, one of those men…

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