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    Effy’s Big Gay Brunch 5: A Place For Wrestling Lovers

    Disclaimer: My partner Maegan Rivera of Mama Rivera’s Catering was the caterer for the brunch portion of Effy’s Big Gay Bruch 5. Our relationship has no effect on the deliciousness of the food produced, which can be corroborated by many brunch consumers including Effy themself.  Effy’s Big Gay Brunch (EBGB) is a tradition unlike any […] More

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    10 Fathers & Sons Who Won The Same Championship Belts

    There is a lot of pressure on second-generation wrestlers. Just look at those who failed immensely to follow in the footsteps of their fathers: David Sammartino, Erik Watts, and Manu are just some of the examples of this trend. There are those however that managed to match their fathers, at least in the field of […] More

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    5 WCW Stars Who Should Have Been World Heavyweight Champion

    WCW had many exceptional world heavyweight champions during its time, including the likes of Ric Flair, Sting, Vader, Randy Savage, Bret Hart and Booker T, and some unexceptional too, with some surprising names failing to live up to their talent (Lex Luger’s 1991-1992 title run was drab; DDP’s runs were short and poorly booked). But […] More

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    WrestleWar ‘89: Ending The Steamboat/Flair Trilogy

    By WrestleWar ’89, WCW was going through some changes. The show would see the third of the classic encounters between Ricky Steamboat and Ric Flair whilst the company as a whole was attempting to adapt by pushing newer and bigger stars. This show in particular shows the oddity that was WCW in 1989, with dwindling […] More

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    Remembering the UWF Battle of New Orleans

    The phrase ‘Battle of New Orleans’ means different things to different people. To the majority, I’m sure, it refers to a famous military encounter between the British and United States armies on January 8th, 1815. To others, there was an even more violent event: the UWF Battle of New Orleans! I’m being facetious, of course […] More

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    Fight Forever: Ricky Steamboat vs Ric Flair

    In terms of wrestling trilogies, one stands head and shoulders above the others: Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat versus “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair.   Despite being most famous for their trio of encounters, Flair and Steamboat’s rivalry stretches 20 years from the late-’70s to the mid-’90s. With nearly 300 matches between them – via both the […] More

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    We Need to Talk About Chyna

    Chyna was billed as The Ninth Wonder Of The World, and rightly so. A trailblazer for Women’s Wrestling in an era when all it took to be hired by the WWE was to have huge boobs and be willing to flash them whenever Vince McMahon needed to get his jolly’s off, Chyna pathed the way […] More

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    The 5 Best WWF Matches of the Hulkamania Era

    The Hulkamania era of the WWF is famous for its exciting, over-the-top characters—Hulk Hogan, The Ultimate Warrior, Honky Tonk Man, Brutus ‘The Barber’ Beefcake, to name a few—but the characters tend to obscure the reputation of some of the great wrestling matches that took place during the era. It wasn’t all Hulk Hogan big boots […] More

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    5 Wrestling Firsts: Greg Valentine

    Wrestling across five decades, Greg Valentine worked pretty much any and everywhere in the ‘70s, ‘80s, and ‘90s. Whether he was breaking Wahoo McDaniel’s leg, unofficially winning the WWF title belt, and teaming with The Honky Tonk Man in Rhythm & Blues – “The Hammer” was a constant presence in the professional wrestling world, a reliable […] More

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    The Women’s Revolution: Fantasy Booking Evolution II

    The ramifications of Vince McMahon’s retirement and the ascension of Stephanie McMahon/Nick Khan/Paul Levesque will change WWE and the wrestling world for years to come. In this piece, I will focus on the creative changes that many fans hope to see, specifically concerning the women’s division. WWE currently boasts an incredible assortment of female talent, and […] More

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    5 Talking Points From Ric Flair’s Last Match

    Well, it’s finally happened: Ric Flair has stepped into the ring for one last match—and for the sake of his health, it really does need to be the last time. We’ll get to that in a minute, but overall, Ric Flair’s Last Match, promoted by Jim Crockett Promotions and Conrad Thompson and taking place as part […] More

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