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Mat Matters: Remembering Luna Vachon, 10 years gone

It was one of the toughest calls I have ever had to make, calling my long-time friend Paul "Butcher" Vachon about the death of his stepdaughter, who the wrestling world knew as Luna Vachon, but who they called Trudy. She died on August 27, 2010. I didn't quote Paul...

Guest column: Pandemic planning a Kaizen Pro Wrestling show

January 25, 2020 seems like a very long time ago. That was the last time we had a Kaizen Pro Wrestling event at our home base, Alderney Landing in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. We were well on our way to having the next event planned out, when we, along with everyone else...

Mat Matters: AEW women’s tag tourney almost got it right

As someone who loves watching women’s wrestling, it’s always exciting for me to get into a women’s tag team tournament. With the prospect of new wrestlers being introduced to an already lively company, I was excited to see what was in store. Sadly, it turned out to be...

Mat Matters: Cole-McAfee feud is NXT’s finest

On August 22nd, Pat McAfee makes his unexpected NXT wrestling debut at Takeover: XXX. The former NFL punter goes toe-to-toe with Adam Cole, a record-setting NXT Champion, in the culmination of their buzzworthy blood-feud. While unique and exciting, the feud’s mere...

Mat Matters: The wisdom of Kamala passed down to his Kim-Chee

My memories of James Harris, better known in wrestling circles as Kamala, The Ugandan Giant, are not as deep or memorable as many others. I’m not qualified to write a eulogy. We weren’t best of friends. In fact, I don’t believe he ever even called me by my actual...

Mat Matters: Remembering the man behind the Kamala makeup

Being at an age where you start losing your childhood heroes can be terrible, but it is even worse when you had developed a good friendship with one of them. On Monday evening, August 9, I got the terrible news the James Harris, otherwise known as Kamala The Ugandan...