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A referee’s story: If my father could only see me now

For most kids, summer vacations meant sleeping in, family trips and lazy days of doing nothing. Those kids, however, were not my younger sister and I. For us, summer vacations meant giving up our bedrooms and sleeping on the floor of our parents’ bedroom, sharing our...

Mat Matters: Is this wrestling’s Day of Reckoning?

Have we finally reached professional wrestling's Day of Reckoning? It has been a poisoned frat-boy like business for far too long. The so-called Women's Evolution that WWE wrongly-took credit for, happened during the greater #MeToo movement, where women spoke out...

Welcome to the new Slam Wrestling

John Powell - Editor-in-Chief - Slam Wrestling Why, hello. Imagine meeting you here. Like Sting ditching his Day-Glo persona in favour of the sullen, brooding Crow Sting in 1996 or how The Undertaker became the American Bad Ass in 2000, sometimes in this business...

Mat Matters: SLAM! Wrestling is done; long live SlamWrestling.net!

This was the last story that went up at SLAM! Wrestling. It was goodbye to our partner and host of 23 years, but not goodbye to the concept of SLAM! Wrestling and our dedicated fanbase.  SLAM! Wrestling sprang out of the launch of Canoe.ca in March 1997. It was...

Mat Matters: Terry Dart epitomized wrestling fandom

I have never dreaded writing an obituary more than this one. Terry Dart, the epitome of an old-school superfan, and my oldest friend from the world of pro wrestling, has died. He was 75. He was a columnist in my newsletter, a subject in my favourite wrestling book,...

Mat Matters: Owen’s legacy doesn’t lie in a Hall of Fame

Tuesday night's season finale of Dark Side of the Ring shone the spotlight on the tragic death of Owen Hart for the first time since his widow Martha Hart released the book Broken Harts: The Life and Death of Owen Hart in 2002. Subsequent...


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