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All Elite Wrestling Partners with Hot Topic

All Elite Wrestling, the Tony Khan-backed wrestling company whose weekly Dynamite show premieres Wednesday on TNT, has forged a retail partnership with Hot Topic. A press release this morning announced that t-shirts featuring AEW talent (The Young Bucks, Cody, Kenny Omega, Chris Jericho, Hangman Adam Page, and Jungle Boy &…

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Chris Jericho’s AEW Championship Belt Stolen At Tallahassee Longhorn Steakhouse

Chris Jericho is a legendary professional wrestler in the middle of the twilight of his career. The 48-year-old former WWE and WCW star is now the most recognizable name and face of All Elite Wrestling, the startup promotion founded by Cody Rhodes, The Young Bucks, and Jacksonville Jaguars owner Tony…

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AEW All Out Card Preview and Predictions

It’s a classic Labor Day Weekend dilemma. All Out, All Elite Wrestling’s fourth event, is tonight, and you don’t have time to go on YouTube and watch hours and hours of content to get caught up with the storylines heading into it. You just want to drink your beverage of…

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7 Crucial Aesthetics in WWE the Week of August 18, 2019

The big news in WWE this week was the announcement that NXT will be a two-hour live show on USA starting next month. This will be a huge change in format for the erstwhile developmental brand, whose pre-taped one hour weekly episodes have been a welcome change in pace from…

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7 Reasons to Be Psyched on Post-Summerslam WWE

If Wrestlemania is the season finale of WWE, Summerslam is a sweeps week. Existing storylines get reexamined, new ones get introduced, and ones that aren’t working (hopefully) get scrapped. Things are big and exciting, setting the stage for the rest of the year of WWE storylines. This year’s Summerslam and…

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WWE Summerslam Recap and Results

Psst, hey also check out this week’s Late Lunch, guest starring me talking about wrestling! WWE’s Hottest Party of the Summer™ ended up being a pretty fun time. WWE, for all of its many, many faults, really knows how to pace an overly long event. Clocking in at a whopping…

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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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WWE Summerslam Card Preview, Predictions and Summer Fashion Trends!

I feel like WWE really wastes the opportunity that Summerslam presents to celebrate summer vibes. Like, do you remember the Marvel swimsuit issues? WWE could do something like that for Summerslam where they have all the competitors modeling the latest summer looks. I can’t make that happen for you, but…

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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 Astrological Explanations for WWE the Week of July 28, 2019

Something you may not know about me, your humble WWE recapper, is that I have studied astrology for several years and am something of an amateur astrologer. It’s a very hip thing to be into these days, so like the hipster that I am, I avoid talking about it. But…

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4 Contrasting Pairs in WWE the Week of July 21, 2019

WWE television this week was a startling display of opposites. On the one hand, Raw and Smackdown featured some real peaks in dumb, delightful entertainment. (Was Stone Cold saying he did drugs in South Africa?) On the other, 205 Live and NXT both had solid episodes full of excellent wrestling…

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AEW Fight for the Fallen Recap and Results

All Elite Wrestling’s third show, Fight for the Fallen, had plenty of things going for it. There were talented wrestlers putting on ambitious matches in front of an engaged crowd. Gate money went to charity. Commentary had improved since Double or Nothing, the last time the trio of Jim Ross,…

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AEW Fight for the Fallen Card Preview and Predictions

This weekend is jam packed with wrestling. There’s New Japan’s G1 tournament Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. There’s the Evolve ten year anniversary show on Saturday. There’s WWE Extreme Rules on Sunday. (Card guide to come shortly!) All Elite Wrestling’s third show, Fight for the Fallen, streams free on Saturday…

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AEW Fyter Fest Card Preview and Predictions

For an explanation of what All Elite Wrestling is, check out the intro in my card preview for Double or Nothing. Fyter Fest, All Elite Wrestling’s second event, will air for free this Saturday on Bleacher Report Live, making it a perfect entry point for someone interested in checking out the…

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7 Rivalries to Care About in WWE the Week of June 23, 2019

Hey, look at us! We made it through another week of WWE TV. Sure, there was a tug of war match in a wrestling ring, and okay fine, yes, there was an awful lot of Shane McMahon. But let’s be optimists, okay? NXT was cool, and Drew Gulak is Cruiserweight…

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WWE Stomping Grounds Recap and Results

Quick note: if you’re someone who looks at the number grades I give, this might seem a little lower than prior reviews. I actually introduced a real system with math and stuff so I can grade more fairly. There’s number ratings for matches and everything! Wow! Math! Okay, I may…

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WWE Stomping Grounds Card Preview and Predictions

It’s summer! What better way to celebrate than with WWE’s beloved Pay Per View… uh… Stomping Grounds. The card features nine matches, with every main roster title on the line except the Women’s and Raw Tag Team Championships, and three whole fresh match-ups! What can you expect from Stompy Grounds…

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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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Ten Women’s Wrestling Matches You Can Watch (for Free!) Instead of WWE Super ShowDown

WWE’s Super ShowDown event begins at 11 am Pacific time today. You could watch that, simultaneously supporting human rights abuses and forcing yourself to sit through Goldberg vs Undertaker, or you could watch… you know… something good. UK riot grrl women’s wrestling company Pro Wrestling Eve will be livestreaming some…

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