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Best of the Squared Circle: A 2014 Wrestling Observer Awards Ballot

By the time you read this the annual awards issue of Dave Meltzer’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter will be published. The Wrestling Observer Awards, which date back to 1980, are based on results of ballots submitted by subscribers of the newsletter. Aside from some awards that are exclusive to Japan, the Wrestling Observer Awards get more mainstream […]

The Whole F’n Interview: One-on-One with Rob Van Dam

For almost 30 years, Rob Van Dam has entertained the wrestling world with his great in-ring abilities and high-risk aerial maneuvers. During his tenure with ECW he held the World Television Championship a record 700 days. He quickly earned a slew of nicknames, including “Mr. Pay-Per-View,” “Mr. Monday Night” and “The Whole Fucking Show,” due to […]

Interview with the Innovator : My One-on-One with Tommy Dreamer

The Innovator of Violence. The “heart and soul” of ECW. Whatever the moniker may be, Tommy Dreamer has been a huge part of the wrestling world for 25 years and is still working hard at bringing the hardcore to all his fans. Dreamer joined Eastern Championship Wrestling just before its change to Extreme Championship Wrestling […]

PRO WRESTLING REVIEW: The Launch — Ronin Pro Wrestling’s First Event

A few weeks ago, I previewed Ronin’s upcoming event that took place this past weekend. Heavy promotion went into the event, which even went as far as having a commercial run during Monday Night Raw for a few weeks. Their goal was simple: “To change the landscape of wrestling in South Florida, Florida, and beyond.” This past […]

The Shape of Indie Wrestling to Come: A Preview of Ronin Pro Wrestling

Back in July, I had the privilege of having full access to the men and ladies of Florida Super Championship Wrestling (FSCW) for a weekend. FSCW, which solely performs at Florida Supercon-ran events, was starting a new promotion in South Florida in which wrestlers and a few surprise guests were being brought together with the […]

SummerSlam 2014 Review: The Pay-Per-View We Deserved (*spoilers*)

Since Wrestlemania in April, there haven’t been any storylines that have culminated the way neither fans nor I thought they should. WWE consistently seemed to believe that fans had Alzheimer’s with the pumping out of watered down plots that held no real substance. Every year, SummerSlam is usually the turning point to set up for Royal […]

Return to Parts Unknown: A Farewell to the Ultimate Warrior

Rambunctious. Loose Cannon. Iconic. Whatever words you use to describe him, James Hellwig -better known as the Ultimate Warrior – was a larger than life personality both on and off camera. After 2 and a half years in smaller promotions and WCCW, Hellwig made it to WWF (now WWE). He debuted as Dingo Warrior in […]

The Couch vs. The Arena: Is Watching WWE Live Worth It?

  With the product that hits our TVs every Monday, Friday and once a month on a Sunday from WWE, there is a debate on whether or not it is worth attending live WWE events or just enjoying the show from the comfort of home. Recently, I attended Monday Night Raw live at the American Airlines Arena […]

Straight to the Main Event: An Ode to the Part Time Wrestler

Over the past decade or so, the world of professional wrestling has changed. It’s no longer the top of the mountain when you make it to WWE. Now, due to side ventures like WWE Studios, wrestlers have the ability to break out and become stars outside of the profession. Not all wrestlers have the acting […]

The Million-Dollar Interview: My 1-on-1 with Ted DiBiase

Over the July 4th weekend, I had the honor and privilege of sitting down with a man who could easily be considered one of the best heels in wrestling history, Ted DiBiase. What was originally slated as a 15-20 min interview grew seamlessly into a conversation that spanned over two hours about everything I could […]

For The Love Of Wrestling: The FSCW and birth of Ronin

  For a very select few, the dreams of reaching the top wrestling promotions like WWE and TNA can be a pipe dream. Wrestlers everywhere risk their body all the time for the thrill of walking into an auditorium or VFW hall, to hear the crowd explode in cheers and to deliver, if only once […]