Pro-Wrestling in 2017

2017 was a big year in the world of professional and in my experience of it. WWE developed its brand into something that, possibly for the first time, feels genuinely global with non-Americans being highly featured as serious competitors on the main shows, the expansion of NXT into a bona-fide kind of 'super indie' and... Continue Reading →

NXT Greatest Matches: Volume 1

Over the last four years NXT, WWE’s ‘super-indie’ (to quote Jim Smallman of Progress Wrestling and the Tuesday Night Jaw podcast), has gone from being a training ground for stars of the future to one of the most respected and interesting wrestling brands or promotions in its own right. Taking a lot of the conventions... Continue Reading →

WrestleMania 32 – Dallas, Texas – 03/04/16

Since I first started watching pro-wrestling in 1992, following the then WWF’s SummerSlam at Wembley (before this weekend their highest ever legitimate live attendance of around 80,000) the ‘sport’ has had its ups and downs. WrestleMania 32 comes at something of a transitional time for the WWE in particular, but also comes when the company... Continue Reading →

Owen Hart: Hart of Gold

I’ve been a fan of professional wrestling since I first saw it around early 1992, in the build up to WWF’s SummerSlam show at Wembley Arena. As with all these things trends and styles come and go and, as the so-called Attitude Era dawned in late 1996 I stopped watching. In early 1999 I caught... Continue Reading →

Wrestlemania X8: Icon Vs Icon (2002)

On March 17th 2002 the then WWF took their flagship show, Wrestlemania, north of the border to the SkyDome in Toronto, Ontario, Canada for the second and treated 68,237 people to one of the biggest main events in the history of pro-wrestling as generations clashed when Hollywood Hulk Hogan battled The Rock – there is... Continue Reading →

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