The Story of Bruno Sammartino – A Hollywood Epic come to life

The life story of Bruno Sammartino is worthy of an epic Hollywood movie. How one man could experience so many hardships, and then change their life in such a drastic way is almost unbelievable.

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Why The Greatest Royal Rumble in Saudi Arabia Could Do Great Things Beyond Pro Wrestling

Later this month, WWE will be presenting it’s first-ever WWE Network show broadcasted from Saudi Arabia, when they host an event called The Greatest Royal Rumble in front of over 60,000 fans. It’s fair to say that this card is extremely stacked, as it features a fifty-man Royal Rumble match, seven championship bouts, Triple H vs. John Cena, and a recently announced Casket Match between Rusev and The Undertaker (for whatever reason). However, there is one major omission from this historic show – female competitors.

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Why NJPW Book Zack Sabre Jr. Perfectly

Zack Sabre Jr. is often heralded as the best technical wrestler in the world. He’s travelled the globe, applying his craft in promotions all over the planet, with great success. But when ZSJ debuted for New Japan Pro Wrestling on February 21st 2017, we saw a totally different side to the technical wizard, and the company have booked him perfectly ever since.

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One-Hundred Reasons Why I Love Pro Wrestling: 100th Post Celebration

This is the one-hundredth post on my website. Thank you to anybody that has ever read one of my articles, shared one of my posts, or accidentally clicked on my website because they found the name of it very misleading.

To celebrate, I’ve decided to list a whole bunch of explanations as to why I spend hours every week watching and writing about the wonderful world of sports entertainment. Here are One-Hundred Reasons Why I Love Pro Wrestling.

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The Young Lions Journey: A Guide to New Japan’s Rookie System

As somebody that adores New Japan Pro Wrestling, I absolutely love helping new and curious fans get into what I believe is the best quality grappling promotion in the world. In the past, I’ve written a beginner’s guide to the promotion’s biggest event, Wrestle Kingdom, and a guide to how to start watching NJPW. During my time trying to help New Japan Newbies, I’ve seen a few questions being asked repeatedly, both to myself and across social media and message boards: What is a “Young Lion”? Why are there wrestlers all wearing the exact same black boots and trunks? Why are people stood around the ring wearing red trousers and getting repeatedly beaten up?

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A Quick Guide to Wrestle Kingdom for New Japan Newbies

Wrestle Kingdom – the perfect place to start your New Japan journey. That’s how it started for me. After hearing about the hype surrounding Bullet Club back in 2014, I decided I needed to start watching some NJPW, and Wrestle Kingdom in 2015 was the perfect place to start. Three years on, I am completely hooked to what I believe to be the best quality wrestling in the world.

As somebody that only got into New Japan a few years ago and believes it to be the best promotion in the world today, I adore helping curious fans get into NJPW in any way that I can. Previously, I wrote a Beginner’s Guide to New Japan, which seemed to help a lot of people begin their viewing experience with the company, but as I know a lot of you will be tuning in for the first time on January 4th, I thought I would put together a quick of bullet point guide taking you through all of the vital information you need to know about how to watch the big event, what time it’s on, how to get around streaming issues, what to watch before and after Wrestle Kingdom, and a brief look through the match card and how each bout has come about. But let’s start things off with the most important part.

 

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End of Year Hairy Awards 2017

2017 has almost come to an end. In my opinion, this has been one of, if not the best year for pro wrestling that I’ve ever been witness to, especially when it comes to match quality. Full of amazing moments, history-making matches, and an endless amount of fantastic content for any type of fan to enjoy around the world, wrestling in 2017 has truly been a gift to us all. But with a year so packed full of scale-breaking MOTY candidates, shocking moments, history-making events, and breakout performances, how am I supposed to whittle down an impressive selection of nominees into the best of the best?! Well, after twelve months of deciding, I am proud to present the End of Year Hairy Awards – a celebration of the greatest wrestlers, matches, performances, etc in the world of wrestling in 2017. As it has been such a fantastic year, I’m keeping these awards as positive as I can, so look elsewhere for your negativity (but please stay on my website, I beg of you). With that being said, let’s take a look at the (not so) prestigious winners.

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The Story of Jay White: A Guide to New Japan’s Switchblade

Without telling a single soul, 19-year-old Jay White packed his bags in 2012, left his family home in New Zealand, and moved all the way across the world to start a new life in the UK, with the intention of becoming a professional wrestler. In January 2013, Jay began training, and just five years later, he has a match inside the Tokyo Dome against one of the most popular and important wrestlers in Japanese history, at the biggest NJPW show of the year.

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Why Jericho Vs. Omega is the Biggest Match Announcement in Wrestling History

The entire wrestling world is in utter shock right now.

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