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Thoughts on the 2016 Wrestling Observer Newsletter Awards

Don’t these usually come out earlier? These are Meltzer and Company’s awards (yes I’m aware his readers vote on them and if you believe that he doesn’t influence voting, you’re really missing the obvious) and I’ve jotted down a few thoughts on each. These aren’t meant to be any kind of in depth analysis and […]

Read Lex Luger’s Book

And it’s one of the less frustrating I’ve seen.

Ivan Koloff Passes Away at 74

What is that, four in ten days or so?  Koloff is most famous for taking the WWWF World Title away from Bruno Sammartino, ending the legendary seven year reign.  He went on to wrestle around the world, including some time down in the Crockett promotion.

Kayfabe – A Wrestling Movie

You don’t often get a movie about wrestling and it’s even rarer to have one catering to smarks but that’s what we have here.  It’s certainly low budget but the comedy works and it’s a really easy sit.  You can tell the people who made it put some effort into it and got the idea […]

Chavo Guerrero Sr. Passes Away at 68

He had been diagnosed with liver cancer earlier this year so this wasn’t the biggest shock.  It’s still never a good thing to see happen though.  He and his brothers gave a Chicago crowd one of the biggest shocks ever at SuperClash III with all their crazy high spots that no one around there had […]

Best of 2016: Wrestler of the Year

We’re down to the final series with the most important of them all: Wrestler of the Year. Someone has to be the biggest name with the best year and that’s what we’re going to be looking at today. WWE has had a great year and some very talented wrestlers put on a strong series of […]

Best of 2016: Surprise of the Year

This is one of the last two because we’re getting close to the Royal Rumble and that’s FAR too late for the sake of doing a Best of series. Basically today we’re looking at the Surprise of the Year, which I’m going to keep a bit shorter for the sake of time. There are a […]

Best of 2016: Tag Team/Stable of the Year

What do you get when you put a bunch of wrestlers in one place and have people watch them? You get…..well normally you get a wrestling show but what I’m talking about here is a stable. Today we’re looking at the tag team/group of the year but before we get there, I need to write […]

Best of 2016: Non-Wrestler of the Year

As I’m sure you know, a lot of what goes on in a match isn’t what goes on in a match. A lot of the time it’s what happens outside the ring or before the match starts or just on commentary. That’s what we’re going to look at today: the best non-wrestlers of the year. […]

Best of 2016: News Story of the Year

This is always a trick one to define. Sometimes there are stories that mean something outside of the ring and often times, those are even bigger stories than anything between the ropes. There were a fair few stories like that this year and for once they don’t all pertain to WWE. These stories are in […]