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Is Satoshi Kojima NJPW’s Superman?

In terms of wrestling, what comes to mind when I say the word “Superman”? A seemingly endless winning streak? Freakishly short recovery time after an injury? The ability to flip over a production truck with their hands? Satoshi Kojima has none of these qualities. And yet, he might be the hero wrestling needs Let’s talk…


We Need to Talk About…SANADA

January 28 marked the birthday of SANADA, who is always the coolest person in the room, and he knows it. Without ever seeing him wrestle, he’s that guy whom other guys want to be, and who makes people on every point of the sexual identity spectrum tingle in special places. Maybe not as much so…

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NXT TakeOver Philadelphia Preview & Predictions (1/27/18)

We are about 24 hours away from NXT TakeOver Philadelphia, and to be honest, if history holds true, this TakeOver will be better than Sunday's WWE Royal Rumble. But, before we get to the Rumble, let's take a look at a preview and some predictions for TakeOver Philadelphia. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7V0lJjdIhk Kassius Ohno vs The Velveteen Dream…

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Thoughts From A Distance: WrestleKingdom 12

Three weeks ago, I attended WrestleKingdom 12 in the Tokyo Dome, with 43,000 of my closest new friends. So did some of you. Many more watched it on NJPW World, or on AXS TV. After the flood of think pieces, hot takes, and Tweet threads, I decided to wait for passions (mine, especially) to cool,…

Hideo Itami

We Need to Talk About…Hideo Itami

January 27 marks the fifth anniversary of Hideo Itami defeating Takeshi Morishima to win the GHC Heavyweight Championship. Back in 2013, Itami took Pro Wrestling NOAH’s highest honor, and went on to become the first wrestler to successfully defend that title nine consecutive times in one calendar year. Itami held the GHC Heavyweight Championship for…

The Original Sheik

Mat Memories: The Life & Times Of The Original Sheik

If you were looking for craziness in pro wrestling, there were a lot of places to look. There was Bruiser Brody with his massive size, kick-ass style, and take no shit attitude. There was Abdullah The Butcher with his insanity and ever-present fork. But, if you wanted real crazy, you looked no further than The…

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Mat Memories: Ivan Koloff Defeats Bruno Sammartino

There will never be another Bruno Sammartino in professional wrestling. He was the face of the World Wide Wrestling Federation for decades. He held the WWWF World Heavyweight Championship twice; those reigns totaled 4,040 days. His first reign alone was 2,803 days. There’s a reason he was dubbed The Living Legend. During his first reign,…

Worst of the WWE Royal Rumble

The Ten Worst WWE Royal Rumble Matches Ever

The Royal Rumble is only a few weeks away, and with the big event coming up, we can't help but remember some of the worst moments in Rumble history. WWE has never been known for their wonderful, logical booking, but some of these ridiculous finishes to the Rumble matches are downright absurd. So, let's take…

Luna Vachon

Luna Vachon & Her Almost Forgotten Wrestling Legacy

She wasn't the most beautiful woman to ever grace professional wrestling. She wasn't the most talented woman to ever step into a ring. But, charisma, this woman had in spades. She came from a wrestling family, trained by her father, uncle, and two of the greatest women's wrestlers of all time. Her family wasn't keen…


We Need to Talk About…YOSHI-HASHI

Ah, YOSHI-HASHI. Perennial underdog, perpetual disappointment to Hirooki Goto, and CHAOS’s answer to the question of what would happen if Paula Deen banged a Super Saiyan. The Headhunter hasn’t exactly set the world on fire this year, or any year so far in his career. This week, we’ll explore the reasons why. The Good: YOSHI-HASHI…