Categories
Journal Media

By Request: Why I Enjoy MLW Fusion

Admittedly, it took me a while to warm up to Major League Wrestling (MLW). I’m glad I gave it a chance. Their show, MLW Fusion, initially struck me as a cross between a style of wrestling I call “MMA cosplay” and ECW-wannabe hardcore. There was a lot of “real sports” seriousness coupled with what seemed […]

Categories
Journal Media

By Request: Why I Enjoy AEW Dynamite

Today I want to talk about why I enjoy All Elite Wrestling and their main show, AEW Dynamite. First, a little background. In 2017 a wrestling journalist made a comment that no promotion that wasn’t WWE could sell 10,000 tickets to a live event. Three wrestlers, Cody Rhodes, Matt Jackson, and Nick Jackson, took that […]

Categories
Journal Media

By Request: Why I Enjoy NWA Powerrr

Today I want to talk about the current iteration of the National Wrestling Alliance’s TV show, NWA Powerrr. As I stated yesterday, in 2017 Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins bought the NWA and relaunched it as an independent promotion. If you’re wondering how that adds up, know that Corgan worked for Resistance Pro Wrestling from […]

Categories
Journal Media

By Request: Why I Enjoy Classic NWA

By request, this is the first in a series of posts about professional wrestling shows that I watch. My focus is on what I enjoy about them and where you can see them. It’s going to be light and high-level. I’m ignoring deep history, political infighting, and lurid controversies that would likely be off-putting to […]

Categories
Media

The Oncoming Train Wreck of Wrestlemania 36

Those of you who follow professional wrestling already know what I’m going to be talking about here. The rest of you will likely need an explanation. It’s time to address the oncoming train wreck of Wrestlemania 36. I watch professional wrestling to escape from the real world. It’s simple, over the top, and just silly […]