WWE SummerSlam

SummerSlam Last year’s SummerSlam was WWE’s show of the year. It had my favorite moment of 2013. Anyone who was with my in my apartment in Parts Unknown watching along could tell you how much I marked out when Daniel Bryan won the WWE Title. They can also tell you how distraught I was when…

AJ Styles' Revitalization in NJPW & G1 Climax

A few months ago, when I heard the rumors that AJ Styles was going to enter New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW), like a lot of other wrestling fans I had my doubts. He was too old, the general consensus was, at 36 to keep up with the Japanese style. When he challenged Kazuchika Okada for…

Dean Ambrose & WWE Ring Psychology

A funny thing happened when the Shield broke up. Everyone assumed there’d be a Marty Jannetty, that Roman Reigns would go on to become the face of the WWE, that Seth Rollins would find some success as a heel being attached to the authority and that Dead Ambrose would get lost in the shuffle, if…

WWE’s Resurgence of Women’s Wrestling

Divas matches used to receive the brunt of a lot of jokes from wrestling fans. When you saw two women in the ring, it usually signified that it was time for a bathroom break or to get a snack. In the past few months though, that has changed. It seems like at least one of…

Extreme Rules: They're More Than Words

What is extreme in the PG era? This sunday, we’ll be treated to the 2014 edition of Extreme Rules, a pay per view that finds its roots in the ECW-themed One Night Stand PPV’s that WWE started in 2005. The matches are usually nominally “hardcore” matches in one sense or another – maybe chair are…