Chris Brown, CM Punk, Twitter, blah blah blah

February 20, 2012
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If 2010-era blogger Carles is correct and all music can be boiled down to a series of memes, then CM Punk truly is the only rock star left in wrestling. Whether he’s telling people they have a vagina, demanding ice cream bars, being friends with the one from Deuce n Domino who wasn’t Jimmy Snuka’s […]

The 10 best anecdotes from the George “The Animal” Steele WWF Timeline interview

February 12, 2012
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So, I watched that “WWF Timeline 1986: George “The Animal” Steele” the other day. And it was pretty good, any time you get a professional wrestler who still has the majority of their mental faculties to sit down and talk about an extended period of time is usually vaguely entertaining. Anyway, to cheaply fills space […]

You know what you need to read right now?

February 3, 2012
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A series of lengthy screeds detailing the ins and outs of all 25 Royal Rumbles as written by a guy who reminds me of being 14 and actually enjoying lengthy pieces of professional wrestling writing on the internet. Will wrestling ever get its own tag on Longform.org? We’re working on it. Anyway, the blog in […]

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Less Than Zero: Steve McMichael vs Joe Gomez (Bash at the Beach 1996, 7/7/96)

February 3, 2012
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Part of our regular series on Playing Ricky Morton in which we take a look at the 205 matches to have been given a negative star rating during the history of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Steve McMichael is an odd one. The guy has been a byword for everything that was so appalling about late […]

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Brief Thoughts on the 2012 Royal Rumble

January 30, 2012
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Do they still do “best gimmick” awards in year-end polls? Because the 2011 winner has to be my man D-Bry. “Lonely nerd who finally achieves a position of power and takes out his frustration at his social anxieties on all around him” is most reality-based gimmick since the glory days of Colonel DeBeers. We can […]

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Some rapper dude called King Louie makes up a dance based on Val Venis

January 29, 2012
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Yeah, King Louie was the name of the dude in the Jungle Book. Next time you fancy creating large-scale arguments in a room full of literature and sociology majors, why not try asking the question of what race or nationality of peoples King Louie is supposed to be an allegory for. I mean, Louis Prima […]

Less Than Zero: Masahiro Chono vs “Ravishing” Rick Rude (Halloween Havoc ’92, 25/10/92)

January 29, 2012
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The first in a new regular series on Playing Ricky Morton in which we take a look at the 205 matches to have been given a negative star rating during the history of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. This was voted “Worst Match of the Year” in the 1992 Wrestling Observer Newsletter awards, and considering that […]

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